Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Our Blogpaws Photos

We are a week behind everyone else posting about Blogpaws!  There's not much more we can add, and most kitties have said it better than we ever could.  This year was way better than last year.  Clearly the Blogpaws folks heard last year's kitties loud and clear!

The hotel was amazing!  This is looking up the at plantings in the 3 story lobby.
 You never knew who you might meet at breakfast.

Oh My Cod!  What a sweet little face!  And those ears!
 Celebrities were everywhere!
Coco was styling.
Of course, we expected no less.

Waffles in his Waffles Wagon had his own following.
Was Elvis in the building?

No, but a capybara was!  It was so well behaved!  It walked better on a leash than most dogs (at least the ones the mom has owned).  And no barking.

 And check out those feet!

There was a drawer full of swag!  We donated a bag of it to Katnip Lounge to help out with The Baby's bills and also some to our local TNR group.

Amazing all the wonderful bloggers we had a chance to meet and connect with!*

 This fish was in the lobby and a young man laughingly told the mom his family had a joke about his sister's boyfriend whom they hadn't met.  They referred to him as "Frank".
 The mom made kitty ears with Dino, founder of Triberr.
He was a keynote speaker and a real sweetheart.

The best part started with a kitty blinged out car trip.
 Because the visit was on Sunday, there was just Layla 
of Cat Wisdom 101 in the mom's group.
It was SO cool to have these two amazing cat ladies all to myself!

We met all the stars of the Catio, including the most recent addition, the rhino.

The Baby was feeling better and took us hunting for lizards.   She shared all her favorite hunting spots with us.

Handsome kitties were hanging out everywhere!

We even saw the hummingbird nest!  Sorry momma bird, your house keeping skills are lacking.  (There was a lot of poo in the nest.  I guess hummingbird poo was a first too.)
There was a bit of action when Scouty's Dad
put his hand through the kitty flap
and sent him into orbit.  (You might need to biggify.)
But we were honored to see Scouty!

Hey!  I could have gotten this treatment at home!
 Afterwards the mom headed to the Venetian on The Strip.

It was so beautiful!  Below is the golden lion in the rotunda.

The mom had never seen so many slot machines!  They were every so many feet in the airport, in hotel lobbies, even in gas stations!
 Flying home, the airplane went to LA first
and banked over the Pacific Ocean.
That's Santa Monica the girl sitting next to the mom said.

The mom thought that could be the Little Colorado River.

Most of the country was cloud covered.   Not a good sign for the upcoming weather back East.  This was flying down the Potomac River heading to Washington DC.
 We even saw a rainbow before touching down at Dulles
- a beautiful end to a beautiful trip.

 And Mica Moo helped unpack.

*  I'm sorry, I copied this photo from another blog and would like to credit it but don't remember where I saw it.  GJ's dad took the photo, and I thought no feelings would be hurt since most of us in the photo didn't have our cameras and were hoping to have a copy shared with us.  If it is a problem, I will gladly take it down.  Mea culpa!


Kwee Cats and Art said...

That looks like it was a great trip. I would love to see the Venetian, in particular.

Lone Star Cats said...

Looks like fun!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Your human is so lucky - mine missed the capybara! And Scouty! One note, though - the girl next to you on the plane wasn't totally correct - you were flying over Marina del Rey (at least in the photo you took) - Santa Monica was a little bit to the north!

BlogPaws was so much fun this year - and I bet it will be even more fun in Nashville!

Fur Everywhere said...

Great photos! Hoping we can go one of these days...

Thank you for letting us know about Julie, by the way. We are sorry it's taken us a while to come back here. The Mom has an apartment inspection later and hers is stressing about it.

::hugs:: and purrs,
Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

Mr Puddy said...

Thanks for sharing !
Everyone look pawsome & one is wicked ! ( especially those feet ! )

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We love the drawer full of swag. What a great way to store it while you were at the conference!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

What a great time you all had! Thanks for sharing all your photos!

The Chans

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, looks like quite the trip. Very laid back cats to go there in a stroller thingy no less haha those are some webbed feet

Hannah and Lucy said...

It sounds as though you had a great time meeting other bloggers.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Patty Woodland said...

It was a lot of fun. I am so glad that I went and met so many fun people!

Patty Woodland said...

It was a lot of fun. I am so glad that I went and met so many fun people!

The Island Cats said...

Great pictures! The mom agrees with you. This BlogPaws was way better than last year. The mom was so happy to be able to see you again...and spend some time hanging out.

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Great blog. Its nice to met you. :)



Oh those were fabulous Oui Oui!!! We enjoyed the trip all over again!

Brian said...

That was so much fun and we sure enjoyed seeing all of those pics!

meowmeowmans said...

What a wonderful trip you had! Getting to meet so many of our favorite blogging pals, and seeing so many new things. Hopefully we'll be back in the BlogPaws swing next year! :)


Marg said...

Sure looks like you had such a good time at the Blog Paws. Lots of good stuff. The pictures are terrific. Take care.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guys...manee thanx for sharin all yur pictures...we enjoyed see in em all..... with de ceptshun oh:

take...a.....guess :)

noe wunder de kids up and leeved de bee filled with caca droppins anda rood burd mom who canna take 5 minits ta tidee up coz yur two stooooooooopid burd ta uze a vaccum kleener on yur own nest thatz prob ablee filled with bugs any way and

huh...oh...sorree...we hada rood burd minit

thanx again for all de grate pictures ♥♥ looks like a fun fun fun time !!!!

Caren Gittleman said...

I think your post was just CATABULOUS!! You are ahead of me! I haven't blogged about it yet at all....I am still soooo far behind! Your photos are just fabulous! It was so great to see you again!

Kitties Blue said...

Paula, your photos are all so glorious. I regret that I didn't take more. I hate I missed out on the one with Carol and the gang. And I so hate how I missed that trip to the Katnip Lounge. I am sure I will never have the opportunity again to get there. Thanks for sharing all of these. Hugs, Janet

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing about your trip! The Mom is getting so excited about next year. We don't think she realizes how far away it is… MOL! Love that photo of the rainbow from the airplane. Very cool!

Anonymous said...

WOW Dat suwe wus pawsum. Meez suwe wishes meez kuld hav gone. Oh well, maybe anuddew time. Meez will hav tu find a way tu eawn sum gween papews fiwst tho'. MOL

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥


Colehaus Cats said...

Awesome-looking trip! Our mom would have swooned over the capybara (she says she's always wanted on but we ain't sharing our litter box, no way!). Loved seeing all the kitties and hoping the BlogPaws peeps keep listening to us kitty bloggers! Purrs...

Mariodacat said...

Great pictures - never seen a hummingbird next before. So nice to see all the bloggers too, and of course the animal stars! That dog sitting at the table is certainly well behaved to sit there without an adult watching him. All those animals seem so comfortable in crowds. I don't think Mario would be that good. He'd probably get scared.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

We're POSITIVE no one cares about that photo - it's the Gang, after all!

Our mom loved, loved, LOVED spending time with yours!! And she says you are a ROCK STAR when it comes to getting coupons accepted ;-)

Austin Towers said...

It's just great to see all the photos of Blogpaws and even some extra of the Venetian and the journey home!! Thanks :)

BeadedTail said...

Your mom took way more photos than our mommy did! We stole that same picture with Carol for our blog too and don't remember where we got it. We think maybe from JB Bean but not positive. Anyway, thanks for sharing all your photos so we could see more of what went on there!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

These are great and you got the money shot of Scoutie before I could get my camera out!

Anonymous said...

It's lovely to see all the photos, they're great! said...

Thanks for the tour- it looked like a lot of fun!
Just thinking of all those people willing to talk about cats is very exciting.