Meeting and Making Friends at BlogPaws 2017

There are a whole lot of great things about a BlogPaws conference, but the greatest in my book has to be the people and pets you meet. They’re all so super nice. Way back in March, my human mommy started counting down the days until she’d meet my dear friend Bear’s mom. We fell in love with Bear when we discovered his Love always, Bear blog, and it shattered my mommy’s heart the day Bear crossed the Rainbow Bridge. When our mommies finally met last month, it was as if they’d been friends forever. I guess Goldens just have a way of connecting people. That’s Bear’s mom on the right holding his sister Rosy.

Rosy writes a blog called Rosy Reports and, as Rosy would say, it’s fab. So fab that she was a finalist for not one but two BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards. Tallulah and I were honored to pose with her before the big awards dinner, and we were beyond thrilled that Mommy finally got to hug Bear’s mom and we finally got to meet his fabulous sister Rosy.

Photo from Rosy’s Twitter @PrincessRosyRue

We were crushed when another Golden friend, Sugar, crossed the Rainbow Bridge just a couple of months before the BlogPaws conference. How fitting that our friends Sugar and Bear were side-by-side when the 2017 conference Honor Flags were displayed.

Photo from Golden Woofs: Sugar the Golden Retriever Blog

That’s Sugar’s mom holding stuffed Goldie at the conference. (Mommy and Sugar’s mom were so busy hugging every time they saw each other that silly Mommy didn’t think about getting a photo.) I’m so super happy to report that just as soon as Sugar’s mom and dad got home from BlogPaws 2017 they welcomed a new Golden Retriever into their home and into their hearts. His name is Koru Bear and you can click here to see how incredibly handsome he is.

Keeping with the Golden theme, meet Honey and her mom. Sweet doesn’t even begin to describe these two. They’re like the best cupcake ever piled high with the richest icing you’ve ever eaten and covered with sprinkles. Yep, that sweet. Honey’s mom blogs at Something Wagging This Way Comes and–get this–they live on a sailboat. It was such a thrill to meet them, and we cannot wait to follow their nautical adventures.

Now I don’t want you to think we only hung out with Golden Retrievers and their humans while we were at BlogPaws 2017. We also met Leroy from My Brown Newfies. Leroy’s mom probably thought my human mommy was a crazy stalker when she leapt from the car and dashed toward Leroy the minute we got to the conference hotel. But, I mean really, who doesn’t love a big handsome hairy guy who drools?

And mommy wasn’t the only one with a BlogPaws 2017 crush. My little sister Tallulah fell in love with Echo from A Girl & Her Husky. Yep, my little sister was that woman who goes to an out-of-town business conference and has a fling. You can’t really blame her. Echo was pretty sharp in his red carpet attire. I guess what happens at BlogPaws stays at BlogPaws . . . wink, wink.

Finally meet Lucy with the Underbite, an adorable Chihuahua-Pug mix who had the time of her life strutting her stuff on the red carpet with Rosy. Lucy and her mom work with DogWatch Hidden Fences, a conference exhibitor, and Lucy has the most adorable Instagram account. Check her out here. I could go on and on about all the amazing people and pets we met at BlogPaws 2017, but I have a better idea. Why don’t you make plans to attend BlogPaws 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri? I promise you’ll meet a whole lot of super nice people and pets.


18 Comments on “Meeting and Making Friends at BlogPaws 2017”

  1. What pawsome fur-iends to meet in the furs at BlogPaws. How cool is that. We’re hoping to attend the next one and get to get you two sweeties ear scratches in person! 🙂

  2. Love all the furiends you made!! Thanks for introducing us to Rosy, we are now following her!

    • So happy you met Rosy through us! She has a sister named Annie who makes the occasional blog appearance . . . sort of like my pesky little sister Tallulah. You’re going to love both of them. 🙂

  3. What a wonderful time you all had in Myrtle Beach at the conference!!
    Really looks super fun – I know Miss Harper Lee and Tallulah stole the show…:)

  4. I love all of your friends and hate that I missed seeing them this year. I’m so happy for Rosalyn and Koru ♥ I would have stalked Leroy too.

  5. All your pics look great! I even liked me and Honey and we’re both notoriously shy models.

    I’ve been blogging for 7 years and some of my blogging peeps have become my closest friends. It is a real blessing to meet our online friends in real life.

    But as you so poignantly pointed out, it also means that we grieve deeply for the pups we meet online.

    • We’ve traveled halfway across the country–more than once–to meet people and pets we’ve met through blogging or Instagram. We’d do it again and again, and we’ve also been so happy to host our online friends when they’ve visited the Big Easy. If the Intracoastal Waterway brings you anywhere near New Orleans (and by “near” we mean between here and Florida), we hope you’ll let us know! Loved meeting you so much. 🙂

  6. Emmadog says:

    If only humans didn’t need those green papers to live, Mom could stop working and we could have gone. Hopefully next year we can make it again.

    • Mommy says that Tallulah and I use more green paper than the humans in our house. She’s always saying we need to be “profit centers” rather than “cost centers.” I have absolutely no idea what she means. 😉

  7. pibblelife says:

    Oh wow! What fun!!! I must get my humom to go next year!! (and bring me!!)

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