As you know by now my mom had the nerve to leave me home while she headed off to Blogpaws last weekend. If you are not familiar with Blogpaws, there were about 550 people and 80 pets that attended so it is not a small event. Pets were not limited to dogs, there were cats, wabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chick and I am sure even more varieties of pets that mom missed. Not only was I home, but she took a flat Emma with her, how crazy of an idea was that? Flat Emma (an 18×12 mounted photo of me with the expression of a dog left behind) went everywhere with mom except on the last night for the Nose to Nose awards. Mom said she got tired of carrying flat Emma around so she left her in the room. I thought it would be fun to share flat Emma’s Blogpaws experience with my readers. She also held firm on my no people in photos policy with one or two unavoidable exceptions.
Poor flat Emma was at the boarding gate in Minneapolis right after sunrise but she sat patiently waiting for her section to be called for boarding. Once on board mom had flat Emma go over the safety instructions, an old habit from her days as a flight attendant I guess, and it looks like flat Emma even got a window seat, that lucky dog!
Once they arrived at the Sheraton in Tyson’s Corner, flat Emma made her way right over to the Blogpaws check in area as the sign made mention of treats. Flat Emma takes after me, the real Emma, it is all about treats! She followed the paw prints on the floor to the check in area and waited for mom to check in.
You may remember that our house policy is NO dogs on the furniture and that includes mom’s bed. I am a bit angry about this shot of flat Emma in mom’s nice big fluffy bed…why does flat Emma get to go on the furniture?
Just like any dog, flat Emma could not wait to check out the dog park area outside the hotel. She found it a bit small but not bad for the city. Her biggest fear was that some strange dog might pee on her while mom was taking the photo but the dog sitters kept the real dogs away so no harm was done to flat Emma.
Then we have the incident at the hotel restaurant. It is Blogpaws, a pet conference where pets are allowed but what does this naughty sign in the restaurant say? Flat Emma managed to get a shot on the “wrong” side of the barrier right before the host came and asked her to leave…whew…close call!
Flat Emma attended all the classes with mom, this photo was taken in the lower level theater room. Flat Emma said they were the best chairs, nice and cushy!
One of the highlights of the trip was meeting up with all the bloggers we know on line and especially my friend Sugar’s mom. Flat Emma posed for a photo with Sugar’s mom…yes, Sugar, aka Golden Woofs, has the same people photo policy as I do! My mom and Sugar’s mom hung out a lot together and had some good fun!
The last few photos are of flat Emma and some of her friends that she met at the conference. That Fresh Pet Food must have some miracle grow in it or something, note that GIANT kitty cat…flat Emma was very brave posing for that photo!
That wraps up the Blogpaws Adventure 2013 for flat Emma. If I go myself next time, I can take photos of me with my real dog friends! I am not going to attempt to name all the great people mom met up with since I was not there myself, I would feel terrible if I left anyone out. I am working on the cards and will visit all your blogs as soon as my paws allow…they are a bit clumsy on the keyboard and I still don’t have any bark recognition software…hint…birthday coming up in the fall 🙂
Flat Emma is also entering the Blogpaws 2013 Blog Hop! Stop by for more information and photos from Blogpaws 2013!
We also are joining Fitdog Friday’s blog hop sponsored by Slim Doggy, Peggy Frezon and To Dog With Love. Why is this a fitness post? Because just as important as it is to work out it is also important to take a break once and a while and let your body rest. We are always worn out so when mom was away we just took it easy and stored up some fresh energy. Even mom did not run or walk at Blogpaws. Believe me, on Monday morning we were all energized and ready to get back to the usual walking routine!