Ashton is a philosophical girl, and she wanted to share some of her philosophy with you on a Monday morning when so many humans are grumpy about getting up after the weekend.
Plush Ashton is home after a long weekend spent visiting our other blogging friends at the MeowWorld/BarkWorld conference in Atlanta.
She rode in style all the way there. Is that safe, Plush Ash? We don’t see any seat belt.
On the way into Atlanta, she stopped to pick up our friends Susan from Life with Cats and Dogs and cats and Alana from Cat in the Fridge from the airport. While she waited, she got to watch the planes taxi, take off, and land.
After a long day of travel, Plush Ashton needed a snack. She found a cupcake ATM near the hotel where you can buy cupcakes 24 hours a day. Talk about a great idea!
After all the excitement of the day, it was time for some shut eye.
The next morning, plus Ashton was ready bright an early for the conference.
A sign told her that it was for social petworkers. The head peep said that sounded a little bit like they were working in a coal mine for their pets. We don’t care where she works as long as she brings home the cat food.
Plush Ashton had some really great roommates. They were foster kittens brought to the conference by our good friend Jeanne from Random Felines. These 10 week old kittens were the first cats she had ever met who were her own size.
At first, little Sangria and her brother, Stoli, were shy.
But they learned that iPads weren’t just for humans to use
Plush Ashton also hd a brush with fame when she met the famous Waffles.
All too soon, after not enough time visiting with our friends, it was time for Plush Ashton to say farewell to Atlanta.
But she brought back a little something to remember the weekend by.
We think that actual Ashton is going to enjoy that little gift from Waff very much as she continues her tradition of species-inappropriate foods.
Ashton: The head peep may have packed her bags and skipped town to go to the Cat Writers Association/BarkWorld conference, but we didn’t forget.
Pierre: Lucky for us, in my entire life, there has only been one trick-or-treater who came to the door here, so we won’t have to work Aunt O. too hard answering the door. And we won’t have to hide from people knocking on the door.
Ashton: You’re weird, Newton.
Newton: You’re one to talk, miss hides-from-everybody. You don’t know what you’re missing out on.
Pierre: *sigh* You two are acting like a couple of kittens.
Newton: At least Aunt O. won’t try to put costumes on us for Halloween photos.
Pierre: Thank goodness. It’s better if we just have our photos taken for Halloween without all of the extra fuss. No costumes, no silly Photoshop tricks, Just cats, the way it should be.
Newton: Darn right. Have a safe and Halloween, everyone!
It’s true that every day is cat day, especially on the internet. And super-especially at our house.
But it isn’t that way for every cat everywhere. National Cat Day was was founded in 2005 to celebrate the cats in our lives for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.
National Cat Day is also to also recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year. Here at our blog and around the blogosphere, we know how many cats are in shelters and need homes, but the general public doesn’t, so let’s remember to share that information so that on next year’s National Cat Day, more cats can say that they’re living the good life, too.
The head peep is attending BarkWorld/MeowWorld Social Media & Pet Blogging conference for the next few days, where she’ll get to learn more about blogging, photography, and even video. (You’ve seen her video skills around here before. She needs all the help she can get.) While she’s hanging out with other bloggers, we are going to be hanging out with Aunt Orvis.
This means a couple things things: We get lots of treats! It also means that we won’t be able to visit and comment until after she’s back. Don’t worry, we aren’t going silent. We have blog posts scheduled to go live while she is away. Also, since Plush Ashton is going with her, you’ll be able to keep up with Plush Ashton’s adventures on our Facebook page and Twitter account.