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BlogPaws Wrap Up In Pictures Part 2

When we left off of the first part of our wrap up, my mom person & Flat Oskar had explored the city and nosed around the hotel, but BlogPaws hadn’t really started yet.  When she saw these signs, she knew that both craziness and learning was about to ensue.

All though F.O. did wonder why it didn’t say great, small & flat!

In the lobby F.O. did get to meet one of our great Twitter friends, @PepperPom.  She also has a blog called Peppers Paws.

Pepper is a service dog who helps her person.  She always has a smile on her face, too.

Here are some super-hero doggies with their handlers.  They do the very important job of search and rescue.  I wish I had been there to shake their paw and tell them thank you for all of the hard work they do.

My mom person didn’t get this guys name, but he sure looks happy, doesn’t he?
My mom person says all of the doggies at BlogPaws are happy, cause they’re getting so much attention.  They do need rest breaks in the hotel room, though cause it’s a whole lot of stimulation to throw at a dog in one short weekend!

The three founders of BlogPaws, Caroline Golon, Yvonne Divita, Tom Collins, and Tom & Yvonne’s daughter Chloe who’s the COE, or Chief of Everything.

Chloe Divita, Caroline Golon, Yvonne Divita, Tom Collins

Betsy Saul, the co-founder of the amazingly successful Petfinder gave a great Keynote Address about the way we look at shelter animals, they way they should be treated, and the more controversial topic of is no-kill shelters really are always the best thing.  This lady knows her stuff!

Now in the middle of this great speech, a group of crazy people who had secretly been practicing for months, broke out into a flat pet flash mob.  Yes, my mom person was one of them waving Flat Oskar around like a maniac.

If the video doesn’t work, you can see it on YouTube as BlogPaws Flashmob.  Don’t worry, Betsy wasn’t offended, she was in on the whole thing.

We flat pets were in the company of celebrity, as there was a flat Bret Michaels there to promote his new line at Petsmart.  Flat Oskar is in the picture, but you can’t really see him.  Too bad, there haven’t been quite enough pictures of him, BOL!

Next we’ll head over to the Catification Lounge, designed by Modern Cat and the Cat Daddy himself, Jackson Galaxy.

Pretty fancy stuff for the kitties, huh?  The really cool thing is that the gave everything away to the attendees on the last day of the conference.  My mom person won a Sunny Seat, but since we already have one for Chloe & Moe, she was able to trade with a nice lady for a sisal and wood scratching post.

My mom person got to go out to dinner with some of her human friends who are behind some really great blogs.  Of course they took the flats & Flat Skeezix had to order a beer.

Here’s my mom person & her friends.  From the end there is Miss Karen from Skeezix the cat & Mousebreath, Miss Joanne from The Tiniest Tiger, Miss Bev from My Fire Hydrant, my mom person, Miss Rachel from Preston Speaks, and Miss Lorie from Social Media Savvy Pets and Pet Health Care Gazette.

Karen, Joanne, Bev, Pam (my mom person), Rachel, and Lorie

Here’s another picture of Miss Bev & my mom person wearing their silly sequined Minnie Mouse Ears to the formal event.  Miss Bev is holding up her iPhone which is measuring the sound decibels in the room.  My mom person says it was loud!

They had their dressed up ears on, cause it was time for the first annual BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Social Media Awards.  My mom person knew lots of people who were up for awards, and lots of the winners.

Here’s Paris & John who created & run &  They won the award for Best Bark Blog.

This little guy looked like my mom person felt at the end of the weekend…all tuckered out.

On Sunday morning, she took one last look at her mountains and did something great…

she flew back home to me!

So we’re done with BlogPaws, until next year in Tysons Corner, VA.  She can’t wait for the fun to start all over again!

Let’s Get The BlogPaws Pawty Started!

My mom person & my rip-off stand in Flat Oskar are in Salt Lake City for the BlogPaws conference.  I hear she is telling people I can’t be there because I don’t have any manners…it’s not my fault, I was born without them.  It’s like a birth defect.

Anyway here’s some hilights from the run up to BlogPaws.

Here’s one of the beautiful buildings in Temple Square, Assembly Hall.

Here’s my mom person & that imposter Flat Oskar.

Heres Pumpkin Puddy in her little stroller.

And guess who found the swag bags early…

My mom person is really excited to meet tons of blogging and Twitter friends and hopefully learn something in the process.  We’ll see how often she actually has time to update the blogs while she’s there partying!

BlogPaws, Are You Going?

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So one of us will be attending BlogPaws again this year.  That one does not happen to be fuzzy adorable me.  Apparantly things like lack of manners and poor socialization with other dogs will not get you invited to BlogPaws.

But I’m happy to report that my mom person got her dream sponsor, EzyDog, and will be making the trip to Salt Lake City.

Here’s me in my cool EzyDog Chest Plate Harness while we were camping last month. 

We did a review of the EzyDog Chest Plate Harness on Pet Blogs United a while back & since then it’s the only thing I wear on my walkies and camping trips. 

Their high quality products made EzyDog an easy choice for my mom person to partner with so you’ll be hearing a lot more about them.  We’ve got a couple of reviews lined up & even a special discount code exclusively for The Daily Oskar & Pet Blogs United Readers.

My mom person, who’s name is actually Pam, wants to meet all of our friends who will be at BlogPaws, so drop her a line at PBU at comcast dot net if you want to exchange contact information so you can meet up.

As for me I’ll be banking on her bringing back tons of cool swag from the conference like she did last year!

Checking out the BlogHer Expo Floor

Flat Oskar really got around and met cool peeps at BlogHer.  Here are some pics from the first day.

Here’s a group of us flat pets in front of a giant bar of Ivory soap that a man was carving like an ice sculpture.  It was really cool.  The flat pets are (L to R) Skeezix, Mao, Tyler, Gracey, & yours truly!

We settled in to get a little office work done,

this is the Skinny Cow if you can see her through the crowd,

the Brawny Man didn’t seem so brawny, but he was nice.

This was a lunch event for all the bloggers who had flat pets.  Besides our group of Proctor & Gamble bloggers & employees, we met up with some of the BlogPaws folks who had their buddies along.

It was at this lunch that my mom person got to meet some of the ladies behind the I Can Has A Cheesburger network!  They were super cool.

Flat Tyler & Flat Oskar got to post the with sun from the Jimmy Dean breakfast commercials,

My mom person thought that these were famous flat people, but I know that they’re not more famous than me!

Also, I’ll be posting about it in a day or so, but the Back to School Auction to benefit The Slimmer Pugs & the Blogville Back to School bash are are in the planning stages.  Check out Frankie Furters blog for all of the latest news & Paws of Peace auction site for information.

More About BlogPaws

After yesterday’s post, many of you expressed outrage that I will not be going to BlogPaws with my mom person.

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Some of you wanted to know what BlogPaws was!  BlogPaws is a pet blogging conference where pet bloggers and their people meet up for a weekend of learning, meeting each other & fun!

Now I’m sure you understand my indignance at not being allowed to go!

I do think that Miss Kodee, may have the answer to why I’m being kept away though.  She suggested that my excessive handsomness may cause too much confusion for the conference organizers and all of the lady dogs in attendance.  That makes sense.


Guess Who ISN’T Going To Blogpaws!!

I’m not speaking to her. Who knows when I will even acknowledge her again.

Someone in this house is going to BlogPaws this August.  Someone else, who is excessively handsome, will not be attending!!!

She’s going and she does not plan on taking me!  She wants to “focus on the conference”, and get this one, “not be tied down”!

You know who’s fit to be tied, me, Oskar, I’m fit to be tied.  I don’t think my friends are going to blog paws to meet my mom person, they’re all going to want to meet me! 

I’m going to have to do some major convincing to get her to see reason.

On a more serious note, we are sending most pawerful prayers to our friends in the Land of Oz.