Road Trip – Part 2 – BlogPaws

Everyone said I handled the busy BlogPaws 2016 conference really well. Keep reading to see who I met and my perspective on it.

When last I left you, in Road Trip – Part 1, it was shortly after 6 am on Wednesday and we were on the road to Chandler, Arizona, and BlogPaws 2016.

I sang mom a tune or two when we first started but then got tired and just hung out. I tried to nap but it just didn’t seem to happen. So many strange noises outside and the motion of the car did NOT lull me to sleep.

Mom only made two quick stops along the way so we arrived at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler before noon. At first, mom thought she was going the wrong way. The hotel is down a narrow, two lane road kind of out in the middle of nowhere, or so it seemed.

Check in was a breeze and we … Continue reading

Road Trip – Part 1 – Orange County Stopover

Whew! What a wild week. Check out my road trip! Here's the first installment of my trip to BlogPaws in Arizona with stopovers in Orange County.

Whew! What a wild week. I don’t even know where to start so I guess I’ll just start at the beginning!

Some of you probably know that mom wanted to take me to BlogPaws last year but she felt she didn’t get me out enough, then I had that awful experience with the woofies next door. She was worried that I would be too afraid with all the dogs around and boy, am I glad she made that decision after what I saw the past few days.

This year, we worked at it much more diligently. I started spending lots of time out in the yard once the weather got better and I really got into that. Our yard is totally fenced and mom was always out with me so she let me out without a leash! Woohoo! I didn’t even worry too much … Continue reading

BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards — I’m a Finalist!

Two level sleeping - BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards finalist

Oh my cat, everyone! This is definitely not a post I expected to be writing. I am so excited to announce that one of the photos on my blog has been selected as a finalist in the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards. The winners will be announced at the awards banquet at the BlogPaws Pet Bloggers Conference in June.

I was going to go to BlogPaws last year until I had a bad experience with a woofie. Mom was concerned that BlogPaws would be too much for me so, instead, she took a flat me. I’ve been planning to go this year, so being nominated for the award makes it all the more exciting. There are three other great photos in my category, including my friends at Glogirly, and I am so honored to be among them.

Here is my photo … Continue reading

I’m a Tabby, Too! – Happy National Tabby Day

I may not be a "real" tabby but I do have tabby markings. Since today is National Tabby Day, I wanted to share our tabbiness with you.

A tree full of tabbies - Christy, Echo and Ocean, three tabby cats in the cat treeI may not be a "real" tabby but I do have tabby markings. Since today is National Tabby Day, I wanted to share our tabbiness with you.Oh, OK, I may not be a “real” tabby but I have tabby markings. Actually, all three of us do and since today is National Tabby Day, I wanted to share our tabbiness with you.

My brofur, Echo, is our “real” tabby. He has long fur so it is a little harder to see his stripes but … Continue reading

Spring Adventure

Christy sitting in patio chair with tongue out

It has been warm and sunny here and the doors and windows have been open a lot. Mom says that means spring is here. She has been working outside a little, getting the herb garden cleaned up and starting to re-pot the potted plants that survived the winter. She cleaned off the deck, put away the chair covers and brought out the cushions. She puttered around for a long time, rearranging furniture and plants.

We watched the birds on the garage roof from the dining room window and door. They weren’t deterred from gathering the seeds dropped by the big tree by mom’s bustling around.

Bird on garage roof gathering seeds in springMom decided it was so beautiful out when she was done … Continue reading

Easter Selfies and Art

Three kitties on the couch

Hi friends and furiends! I’m so glad to be here today. It’s been really quiet around here for us kitties. Mom has been so busy that I haven’t been on any adventures and she hasn’t even spent much time playing with us. Don’t feel sorry for us, though. We’ve still been getting lots of loving and have had plenty of time to do our favorite thing — snooze, as evidenced by the following photo.

Three kitties on the couchIn fact, this is how this post came about. Here we were, having a great snooze in a splendid sun puddle and along comes mom with the camera. I think she took several photos before I woke up and noticed her. Sometimes, she can be … Continue reading

Regarding My Absence

Pensive Christy -- thinking about what has been going on during my absence

Good morning my dear friends and furiends! I haven’t been around much lately and I feel like a terrible furiend, but my typist has been very busy. She even told me she has had to rethink things about my blog. You see, when we started this blog, mom was recovering from a serious illness and needed something to lighten things up. After we moved here and she started feeling better, she knew it was time to start thinking about making some money to supplement her retirement income. She learned about monetizing a blog and we tried to do that with mine but it just isn’t growing very much and I don’t have enough readers to make it happen. I have a lot of followers on social media but most of them just don’t visit my blog.

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