by Janet Blue on July 12, 2016

BlogPaws Booty Bonanza

Remember that BlogPaws Conference loot we were waiting for UPS to deliver? Well, it finally arrived last Friday evening. Then it sat for two days before Mom even opened it, turning 13 days into 15. Was it worth the wait? Yep! You bet! We have a little slideshow to show y’all a good portion of the booty. (To read the captions, do not have your cursor over or near slideshow.)



Even though there are eight of us kitties, Mom says we cannot possibly keep all these goodies. She packed some toys and treats up today for cat sitter/housekeeper Chris’s kitty, Tinsley. She also gave him the zebra-striped cardboard cat cube we won from the Cat Style Lounge in 2015. She says we are running out of room with the addition of the pink kitty cube won this year. This was meant to be C.J.’s birthday gift, but she hasn’t even had the opportunity to try it yet. Mau and Astrid have found it to their liking.

Next Mom will let Mauricio and Lisbeth select some things to send to their significant others, Allie and Charles. After that she’ll put together a prize package to give away on our fourth blogoversary (Thursday, July 21). She’s also going to put some things aside for our local no-kill shelter, Angels of Assisi.

The only things we know we get to keep are the pink cube and the Original Hide and Sneak (craft paper cat tunnel) won from The Cat Style Lounge. Mom says that she also will be keeping all cleaning and odor relief products. And she’ll be letting us try the various foodables to see if there is anything the picky girls, Giulietta and Fiona, like.

Future posts will report on and review the products Mom received directly from Conference sponsors.

We are happy that our humans are generous with other kitties, but we certainly have our paws crossed that we will get to keep at least a couple of the toys. After being abandoned for five days, it seems only fair. Don’t you think? We’ll keep you posted.

GotMiceLogoDonation to Barn Cat Buddies

Thanks to everyone who commented on our post about the the steel mill kitties, Mom has donated $60 to our friends at Barn Cat Buddies to help rescue these poor cats. If you missed our post, “Please Help Our Barn Cat Buddies Friends,” you can read it here.  If you can afford even a few green papers, you can make a donation directly to Barn Cat Buddies by visiting their site. We’d like to thank our dear friend Marjorie from Dash Kitten for doing just that. If anyone else has done so as well, please accept our heartfelt thanks.

To Catch a Cat Giveaway

To Catch a cat book jacket.If you missed yesterday’s post, Mom reviewed this heartwarming book of kitten rescue by Heather Green. She has three copies to give away and is willing to mail worldwide. To have the opportunity to win, leave a comment on yesterday’s post. There’s a link at the bottom of this post. Winners will be selected using

If you visited yesterday prior to 10:30 a.m., you missed some really darling photos of the kittens. The publisher sent them to us after our post was published. Mom added them after several readers had visited and commented.

That’s it for us today. See y’all tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday.

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

Clooney July 15, 2016 at 12:16 am

Wow, what awesome swag for sure! Love seeing the pics of you Giulietta, you look so pretty!
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McGuffy's Reader July 12, 2016 at 7:31 pm

You are all very special to so many, including me. Especially your mom. Hugs.
Love, Annie
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BeadedTail July 12, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Thank Cod it finally arrived! What a great haul your mom sent back! Looks like it was worth waiting for!
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Brian July 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm

That is a super cool bunch of goodies!
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The Swiss Cats July 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm

That’s so nice of your mom to donate to kitties in need ! That swag is a lot of cool stuff ! Purrs
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Three Chatty Cats July 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm

What a lotta loot you guys got there! You’re going to have so much fun!
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da tabbies o trout towne July 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm

guys…it is total lee awesum oh ewe & mom to give a way de swag & make a doe
nationz two barn cat az well !! high paws ♥♥♥ thiz izza win win for everee one 🙂
& noe doubt a bout it…ewe getted de swag a pa looza !!

mommakatandherbearcat July 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm

You kitties seem to have a handle on the swag situation. And you’re right … it’s the least they can do to let you enjoy it after being gone for a few days and then making you wait for the good stuff!
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Emma and Buster July 12, 2016 at 11:13 am

Head butts to your mom for sharing the blessings to other kitties.
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Linda Arthur Tejera July 12, 2016 at 10:33 am

Wow! That’s definitely a boat load of swag! You are the lucky ones and so are the many recipients of your mom’s generosity! 😀
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Ellen Pilch July 12, 2016 at 9:33 am

That was so nice of your Mom to donate to the Barn Cat Buddies. And how kind of you all to share your swag- that is a lot of stuff, I can see your Mom needed to ship it home- glad it was worth the wait.
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Chuck Huss July 12, 2016 at 8:31 am

That is a lot of swag. It is nice of your mom to “spread the wealth.”
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The Menagerie Mom July 12, 2016 at 8:13 am

Kitties Blue, I’d say you all are even luckier than any winner of the lottery with all that loot! I can’t wait to see and hear more about what you think of what you’re be keeping.

We went back to yesterday’s post to see the kitties and…we just about melted from the cuteness!
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The Island Cats July 12, 2016 at 6:58 am

The swag was pawsome! The mom won’t let us keep most of it either and we’re giving some away, giving some to Chip and Slim and some will go to the shelter kitties. Enjoy what you do get to keep. That pink cube is really cute!
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Sammy July 12, 2016 at 4:57 am

WOW! Two big boxes of swag and it looks like you were seriously guarding them. Sounds like that swag is going to make a lot of kitties very happy including you guys but mostly man others who probably rarely get to see that much “goodness” !! You are very generous and sweet to share……..

Love and Happy Tuesday!
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Hannah and Lucy July 12, 2016 at 3:28 am

Wow that is a great lot of things for you from Blogpaws.
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Beverly July 12, 2016 at 1:24 am

You kitties might get spoiled with all of that swag!! 🙂

Summer July 12, 2016 at 1:18 am

That was a lot of loot! More than enough to spread around!
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Lone Star Cats July 12, 2016 at 12:38 am

Looks like some pawsome stuff!
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