Hi all! Long time no BARK! It’s Dakota! Things have been rather chaotic around my den of late, hence my absence from the blog-o-sphere for the past few days. Never fear, I am back and barking!
Last month I was upset and yapping about how my Mom was going to BarkWorld and I was being left at home. I still say that was incredibly unfair since I am the HEAD BARKER in this pack, but I digress. To make up for that transgression Mom came home from BarkWorld with photos and a special treat that I am sure you will enjoy!
Mom left for BarkWorld on a gorgeous day!
She was thrilled that she had a smooth flight!
Mom arrives in
“Hotlanta” ATLANTA!!! And oh yes my furiends we “DO give a D—N!!” BOL!
When Mom arrived at The Westin Buckhead Atlanta, guess who was the first doggie that Mom saw?
It was CARMA POODALE!!! Look at her and her pretty poodle-self! (If you click on her name you can visit her blog!) She even brought along her cute doggy sibling:
Of course Mom also got to chat and laugh with their beautiful and funny Mom:
After chatting it up with them for a while, Mom checked into her room and unpacked. Here is the gorgeous view from her room:
When Mom finished unpacking she headed off to one of her most favorite events from BarkWorld:Blogger Speed Dating! This was an event where bloggers got to pre-choose companies that they wanted to meet with from a list of attendees. Once they were at the event they were given 6 minutes to chat with a company before moving on to the next one.
On the way to Speed Dating, who did Mom run into but the GORGEOUS
Click on her name above to visit her blog!
The above photo was taken by Sugar’s Mom
Mom was ecstatic because she had wanted to meet Sugar for quite some time and she FINALLY was able to do so! If it is possible, Sugar is even more “golden” in pawson! She was always happy and smiling and is one of the sweetest doggies in the world! I just wish that I could have met her!
The following morning was a special breakfast for cat people.
In this photo is Michael and his wife Christina of the blog Peace, Love and Whiskers and Terry (the human father of Brian from Brian’s Home!!) Mom had a meowvelous time chatting with them and even the Flat Pets got in on the act!
Mom attended this breakfast, because of course my brother Cody, had to weasel his way into the event. Since we both have blogs,Mom thought the least she could do was represent HIM as well!
Of course I had to get in on the act!
This photo was taken during the presentation by Alyson Joyce who represented Mom’s sponsor for BarkWorld (Nutrish by Rachael Ray). Alyson’s program was Social Media 101 to 201: Getting Started & Maintaining. Cody and I sure learned A LOT in that session!
I know you want to see more doggies, so here you go! Feast your eyes on these cuties!
This is the lovely Lucy who is the baby of Mom’s furiend Jan T.
SOPHIA LOREN (no silly, not the REAL ONE!
This is the DOGGY ONE! In her BarkWorld finery)
She also has a blog which you can visit
One of Mom’s favorite doggies at the conference was this adorable teeny-tiny Sheltie named “Windi”. Windi is a miracle dog, Shelties are not born this small, her owner said that she wasn’t expected to live, but did and thankfully is thriving! Mom was just beaming every time she saw her! Isn’t she just the cutest?
Another highlight of the conference was keynote speaker Victoria Stilwell, speaking about her newest project:Positively Powerful. Mom has been a fan of Victoria’s from her days on the Animal Planet , Mom was just thrilled to be able to attend her session! Mom even got a photo taken with Victoria, who also signed her latest book that Mom bought!
Please excuse how Mom looks, she certainly has seen better days!
But Victoria sure is pretty!
After Victoria’s presentation, Mom went to her room to relax for a bit before the highlight of the evening, Block Parties that were sponsored by various brands!
Had the COOLEST pawty of them all!!! The first 50 people who came to the pawty got to paint their own ceramic dog bowls!!!
Here is Sugar the Golden Retriever’s Mom painting a special bowl for Sugar!
Once the bowls were painted
they were ready for the kiln!
When Mom receives hers
she will photograph it
Nutrish provided delish goodies for the pawty attendees
to share with their pooches!
Speaking of GOODIES!
Remember I promised you a coupon in my last post?
A DOGTASTIC TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!
Mom even walked around and made a new furiend at another Block Pawty, unfortunately she doesn’t remember his name but he was as smitten with Mom as Mom was with him!
Now, when you go to Atlanta what is something that you MUST HAVE? You got it!
It was simply AMAZING
(or so my Mom said!)
Now how fitting is it that on Mom’s plane ride back to Detroit, look at
WHO was sitting in front of her…
The most adorable dog named “Ace” was sitting in front of Mom on the plane ride back to Detroit! The funny part was he had NOTHING to do with the conference. He and his “Mom” were flying to Detroit to visit family and he just happened to be on the plane. Mom thought that was one fitting way to end a weekend that was as HOT as “Hotlanta!!!”
MOM SAYS:“SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!”
AND SHE SAYS:
“THANK YOU NUTRISH FOR THE PAWSOME OPPAWTUNITY!!!”
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are my own. As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors.