The last event of BlogPaws is its Nose-to-Nose awards, and nearly everyone puts on their dressiest outfits. I had a big surprise I’ve been keeping under wraps for the past couple of weeks: a couture dress by Stacy Hurt! My human put on her (boring black) dress and then got me ready for the evening.
Once we were both ready, we headed for the red carpet.
I have to confess, I was not impressed with my first time on the red carpet! My human didn’t want me too near any dogs she didn’t know, which was most of them, so I wound up behind these two weird alien creatures called ferrets! Then behind me was a Boston Terrier (I’d seen her before at the AAHA tea)… but she was wearing a dress that was really similar to one of my other outfits at home! The whole scene was very surreal. I decided to walk off the red carpet a couple of times, but my human kept putting me back and encouraging me. I hung out at the party for a while longer, but then my human took me back to our room to have dinner while she ate and attended the awards. I was up for Best Cat Blog, but didn’t win… I mean, how can you compete with The Conscious Cat, who did win? The human who runs the blog, Ingrid, really earned this award. I’m really happy for her, and Binga is thrilled for Ingrid’s two torties, Ruby and Allegra!
After the awards, my human was freezing in her sleeveless dress — it may have been over 100 degrees outside, but inside it was about 60! So she rushed back to the room to change into her day clothes… and I wanted to come back to the party with her in my day fur! So we partied for a while, and I got so wound up that later, back in the hotel room, she had to play fetch with me for a long time. She shot about three minutes of it as a Facebook live video… if you want to watch the replay, it is here.
My human wanted to get some photos and video of me in the lobby of the hotel before we left the next day — it really was beautiful! But she wound up running late and we just barely made the shuttle back to the airport. I got lots of compliments from the TSA people and napped at the gate until it was time to board.
Back home, Binga was happy to see me. I guess.
And I guess I was happy to see her too.
Although there were a couple of fragile things packed, everything made it home safely…
Except for the old Hello Kitty backpack my human had to check because when I travel with her, I am her carry on. I’m not sure what happened to the strap there, but it doesn’t look good!
I had the most awesome time at BlogPaws and I loved meeting so many humans and trying out new cat scratchers and toys and playing in my hotel room! But even so, I have to admit there is no place like home.
And maybe that’s a good thing.
See all of Summer’s merch at her Designercat Shop, available on Zazzle.