Monday Mischief – BlogPaws A Pet Blogger Conference

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Linus here! Stetson and I had a long boring weekend, but we heard that Dad was up to a little bit of mischief at a thing called BlogPaws.

I waited by the front door for Dad most of the weekend, but  I did get a little sunbathing in on the patio too (I was still keeping my eyes and ears open for Dad)

Linus Sunbathing
I’m getting some sun out on the patio!

Dad did a terrible job taking pictures at BlogPaws.  He said he was too worried about his PetSmart Build A Business Blog Case Study Presentation.  I guess so because when he got home he had a grand total of 5 pictures from BlogPaws! 5!?  And zero pictures of dogs!  Pathetic!

Dad said the Sheraton was an awesome host for BlogPaws 2012.  They’ve been added to the top of our list for Pet Friendly Hotels.  If you’re looking for a Pet Friendly hotel in Salt Lake City I’d highly recommend the Sheraton.

BlogPaws Hotel Sheraton
BlogPaws Hotel Sheraton

There were lots of interesting Pet Bloggers at BlogPaws.  One of Dad’s favorites was the Giant Hamsters blog.  Well, not really Giant Hamsters, but actually a pet called a Capybara which looks like a 115 lb giant hamster.  It’s not just that we thought Capybara’s were cool pet’s, but when we discovered the name ROUS Foundation we had to start quoting some of our favorite lines from the Princess Bride.  ROUS is short for Rodents Of Unusual Size.  Until this past weekend I thought they only existed in the Fire Swamps from Princess Bride…Inconceivable!

ROUS Rodents Of Unusual Size
Capybara – ROUS Rodents Of Unusual Size

Hopefully Dad did a good job on his presentation because he sure as heck did not do a good job with his camera.  At least he did okay bringing home some swag for us.  Check out this spread:

Hey, what’s up with all the cat swag! We’re ‘Pups In Training” not “Cats In Training”!

When Dad finally came home we smelled a million different things on him. I think he was hanging around some other dogs…grrrr…but he also had a bag full of treats so he’s forgiven. Maybe next year he’ll take us along to this so-called BlogPaws Conference.

So at the end of the day we asked what is BlogPaws really about?

BlogPaws is the gathering place for pet bloggers and the BlogPaws Conference is a pet blogging and social media conference.  It’s a great place to network with your fellow pet bloggers as well as big name brands like PetSmart.  The conference is packed with great information on many topics to improve your blog including social media marketing, monetization, traffic building and much more.  There are several breakout sessions throughout the day, keynote speeches, as well as time to meet with the sponsors and exhibitors…did I mention you will come home with a pile of pet swag!

From BlogPaws website:

BlogPaws is an online community site for pet bloggers, pet enthusiasts, pet people on Twitter and Facebook and brands eager to tap into a growing, vibrant, vocal community of serious writers, bloggers, tweeters. We are the go-to resource for pet people and brands to partner on projects and campaigns, to be educated on social media, and to arrange face-to-face meetings all over the country. [Read More]

Can you believe Dad didn’t even get a picture with his pal Snoopy!  BOOOOO!!!!  Dad says he had an awesome time at BlogPaws and was so happy to meet so many dedicated pet bloggers!  Like I said maybe we’ll get the invite to next years event…

Linus, Stetson, and Apache write a guest post every Monday called “Monday Mischief“, where they talk about their mischief, antics, and adventures from the past weekend.

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    1. Hi Lindsay,

      Thanks! It was a great experience. It was our first BlogPaws and the first time we’ve spoken in front of a large group in quite some time. Have you been to BlogPaws before?

      Take care,

  1. We got to meet your dad, who was very calm and professional during his presentation and very warm and friendly afterwards! He sure brought home a bunch of swag for you…did you get the bacon cookies we made (well, Teri made them)… We know he missed you and those other doggie smells, he was just getting his puppy fix while he was away from you, like all the people who petted Coco, hahahmeow!

    1. Hi Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz!

      I’m glad you got to meet Dad. He says thank you so much and if you have any questions about the presentation please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m glad you thought he was calm because he says he was not so calm on the inside.

      I did get to enjoy the bacon cookies in the cute little gift bag. Thank you! And maybe next year Dad will take me to BlogPaws so I can meet all of his new friends.

      Take care,

  2. Hey Linus and Stetson,

    I have a feeling your Dad might have smelt a little like me as I was really lucky to hang out lots with him this last weekend!! You’re so lucky cos he’s an awesome person, he was fantastic in the presentation!! 🙂

    I sure hope we all get to go next year, can you believe how much fun we’ll have and oh yes, I totally approve of the Sheraton – they were pawsome!

    5 pictures, and no Doggies? BUT, at least he brought you back lots of cool goodies, hey? Yum Yum 🙂

    Big Wags,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    1. Hi Snoopy!

      Dad says thank you so much for everything these past few months. He learned a lot from you and PetSmart. Dad told me about your idea for next year and I think we should do it. Just get a giant RV like the one that Tilman rides in…or maybe we could just tell Tilman to pick us up next year 🙂

      I’m so happy I got to smell your scent so I’ll recognize you next year.

      Take care!

  3. maybe you needed your awesome photographer/videographer with you! glad you had fun!! i’m sure the boys will be very excited with all the goodies!

    1. Hi Allison,

      …but you had to watch me you’re bestest buddy over the weekend…I do think Dad needed some help with your photography and videography skills. Maybe next year.

      Your couch buddy!

    1. Hi Diane and Cosmo!

      Dad says thanks so much and if you have any questions about his presentation to please let him know. Actually we heard that Melanie would like to bring her Capybara to BlogPaws in 2014 if it’s in or near Austin, TX. I wonder if I’d bark at a Capybara or if he’d be fun to play with in the doggie day care area…

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Nice swag. I spent a few hours going through all the stuff I brought home with me. My dogs and my cat have already given their stamp of approval on me going off to weekends full of getting treats and food!

    1. Hi Crystal,

      I prefer that Dad stays homes over bringing home tons of goodies. I waited at the front door for him all weekend! However, Stetson and Apache say I can leave anytime if as long as I bring back the treats and dog toys.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Does that mean that Apache came with Dad? So many stuff!!! We love it! Can we have a couple of duckies and cat books? LOL.

    Well, we understand you dad. I think since there were many dogs and people there, it could be that you had your eyes full.

    Huggies and Cheese,


    1. Hi Haopee,

      Apache had to stay at guide dog school over the weekend. He’s going to start his formal guide dog training on July 14th so Dad wanted to give him one more stay in the guide dog kennels before he starts his training. Yep, Dad was overwhelmed! but in a good way.

      Happy Wednesday!

    1. Hi Jessica,

      Yes, Dad was bugging us before he even left for BlogPaws saying how nervous he was. Maybe next year Dad will bring me and take lots of photos 🙂

      Take care!

  6. Hi, Sally here.
    Linus and gang your dad was just pawsome in his presentation. You guys are one lucky pups. Too bad you couldn’t make it. It would have been great to meet you.
    As for the swag, mom did the same thing. She should have just listened to me and got more doggie swag. Oh well. Looks like you guys are having a great Monday, now that your dad is home.


    ~Weinerful Gang~

    1. Hi Sally!

      Dad says thank you so much and if you have any questions about his presentation please let him know. Maybe our household will have some doggy representation at the next BlogPaws.

      Take care,

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