Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Blogpaws

Neither earthquake, aftershocks, hurricanes or heavy traffic could keep TW from attending Blogpaws last week. Believe me, this little cat tried to dissuade her by playing the lonely card. It didn't work. Can you believe, TW raised funds for the trip by selling two pairs of Yankee tickets (face value, of course) and some old broken gold chains she had lying around that this little cat from the hood hadn't already hocked. Gotta learn where she hides this sort of stuff.

Early Thursday morning, Prudence's Mom picked TW up—and boy was she heavy, ha ha You hit an all-time low in puns there, woman!—and they headed for I-95. Without me. Oh sure, they brought HHGutt, who they had the stones to call "Fake Cathy Keisha," but real fur and bones Keisha was stuck at home, as was Pop. It took forever, but she called to let us know that she'd arrived but—GASP—the Swag Bag didn't have any cat stuff in it even though it was supposed to be a CAT bag! What's THAT all about?

TW and Prudence's Mom, Theresa, soon ran into Boris Kitty's Humanz2, who brought Edgar Kitty and then George the Duck's Typist, who had George with her! There are just a couple of Twitter anipals that we consider Legends and he's right at the top of the list.

She met a bunch more anipal peeps at the reception later that evening. I'm afraid if I start naming them, I'll leave somebody out and they won't like us anymore. Nevertheless, she was delighted to meet and talk with all. She did meet the other legend—Bunny Jean Cook's Mom too! I was inspired by Bunny Jean's set at the first Pawpawty I attended to try my paw at becoming a DJ. TW shared a hotel room with Theresa and Maggie T Kat and Parker S Kat's Mom. I apologize to them for all of HHGutt's flies and Mexican music. I can't believe she bought that [censored] along instead of me! [ED: And I apologize for the political incorrectness of my cat. We have nothing against Mexican people OR cats, do we CK?]

What else can I tell you? Her favorite speakers were the guys from Rescue Ink. If you abuse animals, they'll mess you up REAL good. Heh heh. She went to a bunch of seminars and realized that this little blog is a very tasty, er, tiny fish in a vast ocean of bloggers vying for attention. We all know there are 24 hours in a day and no one has time to read and comment on them all. Likewise, she realized that advertisers are gonna want more than my 150 loyal followers to make a career of this. It's back to pounding the pavement for her. She also learned how hard it is to self-publish and sell to more than your immediate family. Her balloon was bursted but she still did have a super time being away from me, I might add.
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She went to see the premiere of a really cute movie, named Spooky Buddies, that Disney is putting out on DVD on September 20. Can you believe she liked a DOG movie? Has she no shame?

On the last day, they had a raffle for an i-pawd and Prudence's Mom WON! She already had one so she GAVE her older i-pawd to me! Can you believe it? This world is not such a cold place, after all. When you have a chance, visit her blog and thank her for her kindness. Concats all around!

Another high point in TW's weekend was attending the Anipal Times pawty with my Twitter furrend's—@Seabasscat, @bunnyjeancook, @cokiethecat, @tildatoo, and @MaggieTKat—peeps. She said they shared lots of gossip and laughs. They even put in conference calls to @Mariodacat and @PepiSmartDog! Then on Sunday, they were joined for breakfast by @BZTAT, the famous artist who painted the mural for Okey's Promise, which is a great cause, linking animal abuse with domestic violence against women and children. Please go to their site and become a Promise Keeper. To make it easier for you, I've put a widget on my sidebar to direct you to their KickStarter page.

One thing she was NOT particularly pleased with was the noms. When it comes to eating, she's as finicky as I am. She can't complain too much since virtually all the meals were included in the admission price, which was good because the hotel food was pricy even for a New Yorker. $15 for pancakes or A waffle! WTF?  They promised a pizza pawty after the movie and it was hors d'oeuvre pizza that made ghetto pizza (Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Dominos) sound appealing. Sorry, New York pizza has us spoiled.

To assure that I'd let her back into the house, TW went around the last day and lifted a ton of goodies for me. She took anything that wasn't nailed down. Is that a chip off the stunning cat, or what? OK, so she didn't go that far, for those vendors who may be reading this. After all, food has an expiration date. I'm happy to report she's batting .500 thus far. While I dug into the Wellness Complete Health Chicken Recipe, I stuck my nose up at the Crave Holy Cow with beef, cheddar and milk flavors. I liked the Wellness because it had triple cranberry and I'm a big fan of cranberries in kibble—or in general. I have a confession to make—remember, what goes on in this blog, stays in this blog OR ELSE!—I sat in the cranberry sauce the first time the peeps had it after I was secure enough to jump on the table. Just plopped right on down. Really. The peeps thought it was hysterical. The idiots still laugh about it. It was kind of cold and oozy, not to mention sticky, which I found out later.

The good news for my readers is that I have FOUR pouches of Crave Holy Cow to give away! I'm gonna  give it to the 4 funniest comments to this blog—and I get some funny comments, trust me. This giveaway is for cats who's peeps WEREN'T at Blogpaws. Oh yeah, the OTHER catch is that, since it's food, we can't ship it out of the country.

TW had a big surprise for me when she got home. She brought a guest—the legendary George the Duck! He's right here next to me on Pop's bed right now! Seems his Typist had to leave early because of Irene, and left him with TW!  If you're a FB friend of mine, I have a photo album of his adventures in the big city.

Sorry this post is so long, but I wanted to get everything in. We haven't blogged for a while so I felt I owed you a nice long one. Have a good weekend and don't do anything I wouldn't do! HAH!

22 comments:

  1. I'm glad your human got to go to the seminar.... even if you didn't. Next seminar should be for anipals and humans have to stay home!

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  2. Mom had a great time at BlogPaws too and loved meeting your mom. I got lots of treats, but no food (I have a sensitive tummy). Glad you trained her well & she brought you so much stuff!

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  3. Terrific post CK, it was so good to meet you, you are as stunning as your pictures! Still giggling about your cranberry incident (sorry!).

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  4. CK, Glogirly will never eat cranberry sauce or order a Papa Johns pizza again without thinking of you and LOL. Bet you didn't know that one of my nicknames for her is Pancake Whore. She will do anything, I tell you ANYTHING, for those warm little discs of goodness.
    peace out,
    Katie

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  5. That was a great recap, CK! I almost feel like I was there...( hehe, wait - I was!) Please tell TW I enjoyed meeting her! You need to sneak your way into her suitcase for BlogPaws '12!

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  6. I'm glad your human brought home some stuff for you from BlogPaws, CK! My human didn't go because I played the sick card.

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  7. I searched and searched and searched thru those pictures, and I didn't see Treasure anywhere! I know he was there. I sent him with George the Duck! *looks behind wine glass again* Nope. No dog. Not behind flat Maggie or flat Parker. Not in Edgar's pocket. Where did you hide Treasure when you took the pictures? *tapping paw*

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  8. CK, How I have pined for your return! And you did NOT disappoint. The highlight of your post was the cranberry story--only I really would have appreciated a few photos of you with your bum in the sauce, you know?

    Well, my pathetic excuse for a Human would never put herself on an airplane to go to an event, even one as wonderful as Blogpaws (for one thing, she does have a real j-o-b, which would probably notice her absence), and let's just say, we NEED that check! For another, she has not been on an airplane since like 1981, and unless soemone sets her hair on fire she's not gonna start now.

    Is this funny enough to win the food? No? well, I didn't think so either.

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  9. Well CK, it's about time your ooman got back and started typing for you cuz we haven't had a good laugh since she left. Oh yes, the phone call your group made to us really made our day and made us feel a part of Blog Paws too. So nice of Maggie's mom to donate the minutes to the cause too. It was the highlight of our week. I can only imagine all the laughing going on at your table with such a great group. It was great dat TW got to go.

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  10. I'm so glad you survived the ordeal without TW at home. At least she thought of you and stole some goodies! And the cranberry incident - priceless! CK I love your bloggie so much and GeorgetheDuck is wonderful too. Hope you're showing him a great time in the big city. Mom hopes someday she'll get to meet you and TW in person.

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  11. I think you were very nice to let her back into the house!

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  12. Oh Cathy! What a great rundown on everything possible that you could get out of TW to tll us all who would have lurved going but couldn't.

    Te thing that I am just mind boggled about ids: YOU HAVE GEORGE THE DUCK!!! on your dad's BED! Isn't he updset that his mom left him? Is he going to stay forEVER? WHO will dance with me at the next pawty, if not George and how can he dance with me if he is residing on YOUR DAD'S BED!! Just sayin'!

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  13. Sorry for the typos that I NEVER look for before I hot send. :-(((

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  14. That was a great report about blog paws. We cannot be funny today since we have had a sad day which is explained in our post tomorrow. So we hope someone really funny wins that good stuff. Great report. Take care.

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  15. It enjoyed a lot reading about TW's great experience at Blogpaws!! It must be so much fun to meet all the wonderful blog friends. And how kind of Prudence's mom to give you her older i-pawd.
    It's nice you've got a guest at home! Will he stay for a while? I want to see your photo with him!

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  16. Ahhhhhh, she DROVE! Cars, yeah; cars are good.

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  17. I'm glad she remembered you with a ducky. He's awfully cute and it sounds like she had a great time!
    I liked reading all about Blogpaws from TW, so I didn't mind at all that it was long. There was a lot of news from a lot of anipals and their humans.

    Have a good weekend, CK & TW!

    Tom
    xoxo

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  18. THANK YOU for noticing the deficient amount of crunchies in my bowl! Yes, good help IS hard to find, and what's WORSE, I am being ABANDONED tomorrow so the Human can go out of town to a stupid birthday party. As if! Come over and we'll trash the living room?

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  19. Hey...did your mom bring you a little swag bag from us and CHo Meir? She followed us around til she got one and then didn't even mention it, hahameow...

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  20. I really enjoyed reading your version of BlogPaws. Airfare from here was going to be close to $500 and unlike your hoomin I did not have that much to hock to be able to afford a $1,000+ trip, so it is nice to read other's accounts of it ...even if it still makes me sad and jealous. MOL. I already have my 2012 Salt Lake Ticket though, so now I have something to look forward to!! Hey, do you know Cooper the Photographer Cat? He's a very talented and amazing kitteh, and I interviewed him for the RPO blog -- come check it out if you can!

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  21. Mmmm, a Furminator. Would I like one a them things?

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  22. CK, you crack us up! Funny post. Cool hearing about BlogPaws, glad TW had a great time. Is George still visiting?

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