As most of you probably know, my human went to the Cat Writers Conference over the weekend. From what I gather, it was mostly a bunch of humans who write about cats, hanging out and drinking and having “sessions” and “panels” and goofing off and not being home, taking care of their cats. But there were a couple of actual cats there! One of them was Zeki, who you see above. She is a therapy kitty who works alongside pet expert Arden Moore at many of her speaking engagements. That is pretty amazing, considering that Zeki was the victim of a brutal knife attack when she was young! But she did not let that color her attitude towards people (except for maybe the paparazzi!).
Another awesome cat was Spirit, and if you couldn’t see his eyes, you would have no idea he was blind! He was active and played and was totally fearless as he wandered around the hotel area where the conference was going on. While a bunch of the “cat” writers had a book signing party (my books were available with my pawtograph), Spirit hung out on the table and pretty much stole the show. And he is not even an author.
At the airport, my human found this Hello Kitty display in one of the stores. How she managed to restrain herself and not buy anything, I don’t know! But who cares about that stuff, because she already had something more important in tow…
The swag that she brought home from the conference! This is the best part of the whole conference, as far as I am concerned! (Although I do hear that the awards banquet included shrimp enchiladas.)
Look at all this loot! The “Cat” Writers really know how to put together awesome swag!
Not to mention the awesome bag from World’s Best Cat Litter! Somebody said that the retail value of everything in the bag was over $1000 (that includes a couple things that actually would not fit in the bag)! I think it is priceless. It is going to take me a while to figure out what to put together for my giveaway later this month! I may have to bargain with my human to keep a couple of things I really want!
If you are wondering where Binga was, here she is. My human just didn’t get any decent photos of her. I think she was too excited.
Boodie really enjoyed looking through all the swag too. If you are wondering what she liked best, here she is with her favorite toy out of the whole bag: