As I mentioned in Monday’s post, my mind is twirling with all kinds of things I want to share with you about this past weekend.
I’ll start with bloggers I met.
It started at Washington National airport when the shuttle driver called my name. I looked up to find a woman smiling at me. When I approached she asked if I was going to BlogPaws and I said, yes how did you know? She had noticed Sampson’s face on my shirt.
Well I had met my very first cat blogger, Bernadette Kazmarski from The Creative Cat. We climbed into the backseat of the shuttle and chatted our way to the hotel. What a super nice lady!
After I checked in and dropped my stuff in my room I headed down to the lobby, and found the Jones Natural Chews booth. I said, “Hi” to Flea.
Before I knew it, a woman standing next to me said, “Jodi!” and pulled me into a bear hug. It was Sugar’s mom. Seriously love this lady and I enjoyed spending time with her and getting to know her on a personal level and to learn more about her and Sugar and yes, I referred to her as Sugar’s mom on more than one occasion. I was lucky enough to have breakfast with her and Kim from Golden Pines on Sunday morning before we began the trip home. (Since neither of these ladies put their photos on their blogs, our photo will remain private and just between the three of us. Hang tight ladies, I hope to get around to it this weekend.)
I was hanging out in the lobby with Jodi Chick from Kol’s Notes, and Mrs. Taleteller from Tales and Tails when I started getting text bombed by Kari from Hound Girl and Jen from My Brown Newfies. “I see you” their texts said, but I couldn’t see them, finally Jen came up and introduced herself and pointed out their hiding place. My time with them was limited, but I did get some time Friday night to hang with them after dinner, had a quick lunch with them on Saturday and hung with Jenny Juggs a little bit Saturday night after the party was over. (Best after party ever! But that’s for another post.)
Checked my phone and I had a missed call from Pup Fan! I called her back immediately and turns out we were probably standing only a few feet from each other when she called.
Things kind of became a blur with all of the wonderful bloggers I met, so in no particular order here goes.
Elyse from Adventures of a Cattle Dog
Jessica from You Did What with Your Wiener
Pascale Lemire from Dog Shaming
Caren Gittleman from Dakota’s Den
Lynda from Two Ears and a Tail
Pamela Douglas Webster (and her husband, Mike) from Something Wagging This Way Comes
Dawn Miklitch from NEPA Pets
Emma’s mom from MY GBGV Life
Kristen from Cokie the Cat
Friday night as we were getting our party together to go out to dinner my phone rang and it was Kirsten from Peaceful Dog. She was in the parking lot of the hotel! In the whirlwind of the conference I lost my mind a bit and forgot a couple of things (one being Kirsten meeting up with us and the other being the mandatory speaker meeting.)
It was a pleasure to have her join us for dinner and she is just as warm and down to earth in person as she is on her blog.
Most of these photos were taken Saturday night at the Awards Party, I thought I’d had a few too many Margaritas (because everyone was so blurry) but it turns out my glasses were just really dirty. Please forgive the glare. 😀
Oh and I met Vinny the Pug’s dad Sunday morning at breakfast!
If I met you and forgot to include you in this post, please don’t be offended. My head was literally spinning.