Friday, April 09, 2010

Life With Dogs at Blog Paws 2010


When I first heard of Blog Paws, I was curious. Anything blog related is of interest, but a conference specific to pet bloggers is something I'd never seen elsewhere. I considered attending, got caught up in the daily grind, and promptly forgot about it.

When Blog Paws was kind enough to offer me a free pass to the event, I seriously considered attending. Many of our blog pals will be there, and this seemed like the perfect way to catch up with as many of them as possible without touring the country. Life got in the way, I became distracted, and began to doubt that I would be able to make the trip due to a hectic April schedule.

When Pedigree offered to sponsor my entire trip to Blog Paws, I pooped a little with excitement. Fortunately I was carrying a bag.

Perhaps I exaggerate slightly. Only I and my shorts know.

I can't wait for the chance to share what I find - there are a lot of hot topics for bloggers, and if you can't make it, I'm happy to be your eyes and ears. Watch for event coverage in future posts. If I don't pop in for a visit this week forgive me, I have a lot crammed into a few days and not enough time to get to it all.

If you are anywhere near Columbus, Ohio I'd love to catch up. Drop me a line at lifewithdogs@ymail.com

Many thanks to Blog Paws and Pedigree for enticing me until I could not resist! See you there...or here when I return...

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54 comments:

  1. Wow it sounds like you are going to have one fine trip. We all look forward to your excellent reporting, Happy Friday,
    Madi and Mom

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  2. You are one lucky dawg!!! Have fun Buggers! I hope Columbus OH is ready for ya!

    Chester ;0=)

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  3. Dear Nigel,

    Please tell Pedigree that we would also like to go!

    Can't wait to hear all about it :)

    Kisses,
    Emma Rose

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  4. i got an invite too! i would have loved to have gone--unfortunately--pedigree did not offer up any sponsership--lmao!!!

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  5. I'm so glad you got to go!! Good on you!

    Do we need to send you some more bags? Or shorts?

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  6. That is just awesome. I am looking forward to your updates. Enjoy, absorb, but also do some relaxing. Sending extra hugs to your Pack and Mrs. Author in your absence.

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  7. Hey buddy, I am about 50 miles southeast of Columbus. Are you driving or flying???

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  8. Ok, it's not bad enough that you live in beautiful Vermont, have 3 of the most comic dogs in the world to use for blog fodder, have awesome photoshopping skills and 1367 followers, but now this???

    Have an aweome time! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  9. WOWZA! That is such a furry great honor! We hope that you do some good rePRRting back to us when you come back from such a special event!

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  10. Thanks for becoming a follower - much appreciated! Really like yr blog too - will pop back to read through earlier posts. Off now on business trip with my P.A. so in a bit of a rush!

    In haste,

    Lola:)
    PS Have a great trip!

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  11. I really wish we could go! Unfortunately, we won't make it - please post lots of updates!

    Sam

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  12. Very cool! I'm sure your wife is shaking her head about the poop comment.

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  13. Very good...very good - we have a large collection of poop bags if you happen to need some to help you through the event. Could be pretty exciting there! Just let us know we will send them Greyhound express. (In other words could get there really fast...maybe...if they feel like it and in between naps.)

    Congrats.

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  14. Tupster10:58 AM

    Have a great time. Can't wait to hear about it when you return.

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  15. I heard about this event and pined to go - please DO report on the cool happenings! And have a super time hangin' with all those pet bloggin' conferees.
    xoxoxox Sammie!

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  16. You knows - I really luvs your bloggie but sometimes on occasion I feels there's too much informations shared in regards to poop in your shorts. Haha! Noooooo...not really! I luvs poop talk!

    I hopes you have a super duper terrific time. I would sure like to come. I thinks Collie-rado is only 30 minutes from that Ohio place but I'll have to ask mom.

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

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  17. Darned shame you aren't driving... I would have met up with you and sent you back to VT with some of Southeastern Ohio's finest stuff... Like some home canned venison, homemade mustard, deer jerky, home canned "V-8" juice, green beans, AND a very special libation that also comes in a Mason Jar!!! I don't believe you could fly with any of that stuff... esp. the last one!!!

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  18. WOW sure sound like a GREYT time. Wish I wasn't on the other side of the country I would love to come and sniff butts with you. Guess I will have to settle for Nigel's recap of events.

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  19. Interesting to say the least a Pet Conference - Wouldnt it be nice to take the dogs too!!!

    I laughed out loud in my little corner of America at the 'poop' comment! And when you typed your shorts, I couldnt believe you made that statement - only a 'man' could do it!!!!

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  20. It sounds like a lot of fun. Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  21. Sounds like a great event- have fun!

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  22. Enjoy your trip. It should be fun and interesting.

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  23. Sounds interesting! I look forward to reading a post about your experience. And how cool is it that Pedigree is footing the bill! Wow!

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  24. oh wow~!! how fun is that mr. popularity~!? please keep us posted. :)

    xo,
    luna

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  25. Whoa...never heard of it but sounds like a hoot...especially being sponsored! Have a Blast!!

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  26. "Only I and my shorts know." BAHAHAHA Funny!

    I'm unable to attend for a variety of reasons but am looking forward to you recounting your time there.

    Have a wonderful time and be sure to take lots of pictures and notes so you don't forget anything! :)

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  28. Have a wonderful trip :)))))

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  29. That is awesome! How could you NOT go!?! I'm sure you'll have a lot to blog about when you come back! Have a pawesome time!

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  30. I'm really excited to hear about this. Have a GREAT time.

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  31. Wow...I feel like I "know" a celebrity! Have a great time, look forward to hearing about it!

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  32. How fun! Can't wait for a full report.

    Pat

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  33. This is fantastic! Have a great time and we'll be waiting to hear all the poop- Oops, I mean all the scoop!

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  34. Blog Mom is both jealous and thrilled. She's always wanted to go to a Blogger conference, but right now she can't go anywhere far because Daddy might need her. She also has no good excuse to go off and leave me, either, because she just blogs for fun. So that's the jealous part, but she's thrilled because she knows you'll tell us all about it. She says, please to bring back lots of details.

    Wags, Lola

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  35. We are looking furward to hearing/reading about it!

    I'll go outside tonight and listen fur woo!

    After all, woo are only 400 or so miles away!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  36. Congrats! I can't wait to read all about it. I had never even heard of this until you posted, but you can count on me knowing for NEXT year ... as long as the event gets your stamp of approval. No point otherwise. :) Enjoy!

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  37. Have fun!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  38. Well now I am exciting your going and coming home to let us lonely folks not going get the scoop! Have fun!

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  39. How cool!!! Never knew they had such an event...can't wait to hear all about it. :)

    Amber

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  40. We can't wait to hear all about it. Take lots of pics.:)

    Love,
    Teddy Bear

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  41. Pawsome! You get to meet so many anipal staffs there. Can't wait to real all about it! *woof*

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  42. Have a great time!! Wish our paths could have crossed, it's a shame we're just a few days off. :-(

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  43. So close, and yet so far! That conference sounds like a good time and right up your alley. How cool you got comps and sponsorship to boot! You get to see North Market?

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  44. We are so glad to know someone who is going - bet you have a lot of fun and meet lots of great folks. Enjoy and come back with lots to share.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  45. You are too funny!! I hope you have a magnificent time. You'll likely meet a lot of wonderful folk.
    Can't wait to hear all the news.

    Safe travels & yeah to Pedigree x

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  47. It sure was nice meeting you, we had a blast!

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  48. Woof! Woof! Can't wait to hear more about the event. My mom wanted to go but due to scheduling it is impossible. Have FUN. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  49. Hi Neil! It was great to meet you at BlogPaws! I can't wait to hear your thoughts; I had a great time, lots of networking, and good to get out of the house. hahaha!
    All the best!
    Joanne (Scout & Bandit,'s "It's A Dog's Life"

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  50. Aaaach again!
    How didn't we meet-I feel terrible! Send me a picture if you can so I can remember if i at least saw you!!!!!

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  51. Me again. I could have sworn I was already a follower of your blog-I love it! So now I'm officially a Follower of Life with Dogs-my bad! Would have loved to have talked with you...

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  52. Hope you had a good time! They got in touch with us too about sponsoring a trip to BlogPaws but it didn't work with our schedule. Would've been fun though!

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  53. It was great meeting you! Woofy Woo!

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