One of the best parts about attending BlogPaws is seeing old friends and making new ones. In the past, nearly all of the non-human attendees at the pet blogging and social media conference were dogs. While dogs were still in the majority, there were a surprising number of cats on hand last week, too.
There were three kittens from Random Felines: Armani, with his wide, blue eyes.
Gucci, whose fuzzy, orange fur and blue eyes charmed everyone he met.
And Dior, their somewhat shyer sister.
There were three cat friends from Kitty Cat Chronicles, too: Castor was on his first outing. Here he is pictured meeting Armani at the Cat Writer’s Association booth.
Sophie, the ever-cheerful ambassador for wobbly cats everywhere, was here, too. She had a birthday party while she was at BlogPaws that were attended by many friends and well-wishers.
Kylo Ren was also on hand for Sophie’s festivities. As you can see, he had a lot of fun with the ribbons.
Two cats from Playful Kitty joined us at BlogPaws: Dexter was brave and curious about everything.
Mana, on the other hand, wasn’t as brave as her younger brother, and I only saw her in her stroller.
One cat I was excited to see again was Bug. I originally met her in passing earlier this year in a crowded hallway at the NAVC conference, and I wasn’t able to learn more about her at the time. It turns out Bug is a world traveler and adventure cat! Her human is a veterinarian, and at his vet practice, there is a special space for cat socialization, cat agility, cat boarding and weight management called Bug’s Gym.
This beautiful Maine Coon cat attended with the Averting CAT-astrophe rescue organization. He nearly had a catastrophe when his human unzipped his stroller and this guy leaped out onto the carpet as a ballroom full of people and dogs began to exit a nearby ballroom. I grabbed him and held him in place until his human could get to him, so we really did avert the potential catastrophe of him getting loose in the hotel. He is a big boy, and very friendly.
Sakie might need to be called the most patient cat in the world, since she has to share a stroller with two dogs! She doesn’t seem to mind, though.
Samson is a cat mode and therapy cat. He is also very handsome!
Cat lovers who spend time on Instagram may know Nala. She was in the cat lounge for meet and greets.
Along with Nala, Luna Rose was also in the cat lounge to meet her Instagram fans.
Speaking of Instagram, another popular kitty from that social media site, Yeezy, was at the conference. Yeezy was remarkably calm, even in the loud lobby where this photo was taken, where he was chilling out in a swag bag.
One cat who doesn’t miss a BlogPaws is Coco, the couture cat. She and her human helped staff the room so that the humans could check out all the latest in toys, climbers, beds, and other goods for cats.
That’s a lot of cats for one conference, and I know there were a couple I never got photos of. It’s great to see that the confident cats are starting to step out and represent cat-kind at the BlogPaws conference.