We can’t believe it, but Mom has already registered to attend next year’s BlogPaws Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. We pretty much thought this was a one time thing…meet a few kitties, woofies, ferrets, etc., say “hi” to the moms of some of our furiends and then come home and remain with us forever and ever. She says, however, that this was one of the best experiences she’s ever had (discounting being stung on the ankle by a scorpion the final afternoon of the Conference), and she’s not missing the opportunity to attend again when it will be so much closer to home.

She told us that she has found her “family” within the cat-blogger community. We didn’t like that ’cause we thought we’re her family. She explained that we are her “furmily,” which takes precedence. Maybe a few treats would heal our hurt feelings.

But back to the scorpion: The hotel had to get paramedics to Mom’s room on Sunday morning. By that time her ankle had become a cankle and she couldn’t walk. She’d been crawling to the bathroom on her hands and knees. The paramedics had an ambulance and would have taken her to the hospital, but she opted to stay at the hotel using ice packs and taking benadryl. She wasn’t scheduled to leave Las Vegas until 11:30 p.m.

She got home at about 11 a.m. Monday morning and has spent most of her time sleeping, which is why we are writing this post. Calista Jo, Mauricio, Lily Olivia and Misty May caved pretty quickly after she got home and slept glued to her last night. Calista Jo is now snuggled up with her. The remainder of us are not easily won over, especially as we have yet to see even one item of swag.

She asked us to be patient, and we don’t see any alternative. So instead of showing you photos of us playing with our new goodies, we’re sharing a bunch of “grip and grin” photos.

Here’s our mom with some of yours: Mom Karyn (Clooney’s Num Num Fund), Mom Sophie (Critters in the Cottage), our mom, Mom Sue (The Island Cats) and Mom Paula (Twinkletoe Tails).

Angie Bailey (Catladyland) and Mom

Angie Bailey (Catladyland) and Mom wearing the cat ears  

Mom Teri and CoCo the Couture Cat from Curlz and Swirlz

Mom Teri and CoCo the Couture Cat from Curlz and Swirlz

Mom & Glogirly

Mom & Glogirly



One of the most exciting times for Mom was sitting next to Glogirly (Debbie Glovatsky) at the Nose-to-Nose Awards Dinner and getting to know her a little. According to Mom, she is beautiful, friendly, warm and humble. She won the Best Cat Blog award and Best Blog Design award.

Mom also had a moment in the spotlight when she accepted the Best Other Pet Blog award for our furiend, Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny and Mom Rachel.

Mom has additional photos which she’ll share later in the week. Unfortunately she doesn’t have any from the Katnip Lounge catio as she was unable to make her scheduled visit there on Sunday. She’s pretty upset about that, but from our perspective, we think that was a good thing. She didn’t arrive home smelling like a myriad of other kitties, which she would have.

More later…

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo