The head peep is back after leaving us for several days to attend BlogPaws, the conference for pet-related social media. She had a great time seeing all of the humans at the conference, but the best part was seeing all of the cats in attendance.
While the conference was still majority dogs and dog bloggers, the small cat contingent put on a respectable showing, especially when you consider that there’s no way she would get us to get into a carrier of put up with all of those dogs. It takes a very special cat to be a good traveler like that, and it takes a special human to in tune with the cat so that it’s a good experience for everyone.
One of the very special cats who was at the BlogPaws conference is Sophie from Kitty Cat Chronicles, pictured here with her human, Emily.
In addition to being gorgeous, Sophie has cerebellar hypoplasia, which makes her whet is known as a “wobbly cat.” As a result, she may stagger or fall down when she walks, but she is undeterred and continues to be friendly and outgoing. She went around the conference either on a leash or in a sling.
Another cat who rode around in a sling some of the kind was Summer, from Sparkle Cat Featuring Summer. As a veteran show cat, Summer took all of the crowds and noise in stride. When she was in her sling, it was often just her nose poking out.
Queso was one of three foster kittens who attended the conference from Random Felines, and despite his discomfort at meeting Summer in the photo above, he was actually amazing around crowds of strangers and even dogs. He even fell asleep during the dinner before the Nose-to-Nose Awards were announced, curled up in a handy camera strap.
Another cat who was out and about in his handsome, green stroller quite often during the conference is Herman Tattlecat, from It’s a Wonderpurr Life.
Another attendee at BlogPaws was Katie from Glogirly. This was her first conference, and she made several outings in the “Katie Wagon.” She was uncertain around strangers who visited her room, as her body language says in the photo below.
There were a couple cats that we don’t have photos of from the conference, even cellphone photos. One is Russell from Ask Fisher, who was often seen wheeling around the halls in his stroller. Another is Coco the Couture cat. How we managed to send a human there and end up with no photo of Coco, who was seemingly everywhere, is incomprehensible. Good help is hard to find.
Finally, there was one cat who didn’t have a name, but did have an uplifting message. The humans spotted this orange cat in the parking lot on their way back from breakfast on Thursday. Even though he would not let them get close to him, it was clear that the cat had been eartipped, which means someone was doing TNR (trap, neuter, return) on the the wooded hillside next to the hotel.