Last week, my sisters hit the road with Mom for Kansas City, Missouri for the 2018 BlogPaws Conference. It was a simple drive, about 99% on 35 going south, which Mom likes since she has no sense of direction!
After a just over six hour drive, the three of them arrived at the Sheraton Hotel. Madison was really impressed with the lobby, as she has never been in a super fancy hotel before. She travels a lot, but to places where there are no fancy hotels. Being the first BlogPaws for Madison, she had no specific job other than to take it all in and enjoy.
Bailie had already attended the conference twice, and knows her PR job well. She also understands the value of attending some of the sessions to learn more about blogging, and social media. To say Bailie hit the hotel floor with her paws running would be an understatement. “Over achiever” is how Bailie handles her job!
The first morning, the threesome had a nice walk in the warmer weather, but as you can see, the wind was really blowing. With the strong winds, there was no need to actually comb their furs into place!
Meeting the brands is where Bailie’s talent lies. She has no qualms about approaching the representatives, passing out her cards, and stealing samples. Raw Paws has freeze dried treats Bailie adores. She made several passes by their table to grab some tasty snacks, after giving them her business card.
Mom and the girls were all really looking forward to meeting with Halo, but we will have more on that meet up another day. The second day of the conference, they had dogs taking photos in their frame to get food donated to pets in need. My sisters did it up right, wearing the XXL sunglasses in their purple and pink colors.
A stop at the Mejowijuana booth was a must! Cat bro Bert is a huge nip head, and my sisters wanted to bring back some nip samples for him. Bert hangs out with the two of them a lot. They pretend to not like him much, but are actually good pals. Mom got herself a Meowijuana t-shirt because it is such a fun company!
My sisters met up with KoruBear. Our moms have been blog friends since the first BlogPaws they went to in 2013. Madison was crushing on him. Something really gets her going when it comes to Golden boys. The three took a photo at the Chewy.com booth.
Sticking with the beach theme, Bailie and Madison visited the Frontline Plus folks and took a dip in the pool filled with balls. They were not too sure about a pool with balls instead of water.
Checking out brands, meeting people, and eating snacks can be tiring. Thankfully, at the Kansas City Conference this year, there was a Comfort Zone area with comfy couches for some relaxation time.
After a break, the girls were back out working the PR thing. Everyone was loving the two of them, always wagging butts and tails, and their always happy dispositions. Next up was a visit to Stella and Chewy. We all love their food toppers at our house.
Bailie was quite interested in the Vita Bone Artisan treats. They sure looked swell in those glass jars. Thankfully there was a human around to open the lid and get a cookie or two out for Bailie.
Another special friend my sisters met up with in Kansas City was Rosy and her mom from Living Laughing Barking In Our Backyard. She is a super sweet puppy, and her mom is really nice too. My mom and sisters hung out a lot with them.
Attending a blogging conference is hard work, and really wears a dog out! Friday morning at breakfast, Bailie was exhausted.
Little Madison was also tuckered out. Thursday night, she crashed in the chair so fast, Mom didn’t even have time to remove her harness or collar.
Special for humans to keep those sugar levels up, there were “poop” cookies from Halo for dessert on Friday. Mom never had a cookie with poop on it before, but she said it was super tasty! This is only the tip of the iceberg of everything that went on over the three days the My GBGV Life team was in Kansas City, but we decided to post a few highlights rather than bore you with everything.