Mom Is Not At BlogPaws

Hi everyone. It’s Dakota. I just wanted to do a quick post to let everyone know that Mom is not at BlogPaws and is heartbroken.

Yesterday morning she woke up with shaking chills and pain in her right kidney. (She is supposed to have a lithotripsy on the right kidney on July 11, and had already had two lithos on her left kidney in the past five weeks.)

Mom spent the day crying and was packed and all ready to go to BlogPaws. She had bought Toki Poki cards, business cards, flat pets….she was all ready to go.

Flat Cody and Flat Dakota that Mom had bought for trip


Mom and Dad had left for the airport and half way to the airport Mom was sick and told Dad he better turn around. She was afraid with the pain she was feeling and the heat in Utah that she would either be in her hotel room the entire time or in a hospital in Utah.

To top it all off, Mom woke up this morning with a miserable head cold.

Mom is beside herself. She has contacted many people she was supposed to meet and is hoping to reach more throughout the day today.

Mom worked hard on and looked forward to this trip and wants everyone to have a great time and she will be watching the livestreaming  of the Nose-To-Nose awards and keynotes as much as possible.

Mom and I send our love.

Mom is missing you.

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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  1. Oh I hope you are feeling better soon, you poor thing. Get some rest. You deserve a break and maybe this is God’s way of making you take one. Feel better soon:)

    • Sandy Mom said funny you said that. That is what Dad said! Mom does have the next procedure scheduled for July 11. She feels bad because it was bad timing with her kidneys deciding to be cranky (and the HEAT) Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

  2. Oh dear, I hope your mom is feeling better soon. Please tell her not to stress herself and just take plenty of rest at home. BlogPaws won’t run away and she can be there next year.

    Please take good care of your mom, Dakota. I know you’re a good boy and you might have already started your nursing duty.

    • Hi Priscilla! Mom is happy only because she is home by her potty! BOL!! mom is going to watch all of the live streaming that she can and help tweet etc.

      I am taking good care of Mom. I was so surprised to see her come WALKING BACK IN with her suit cases!! That was a SHORT trip and Cody and I never left her side the entire night. We are GOOD BOYS!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota (and Mom too)

  3. Oh buddy – I’m so sorry to hear your mom is sick and also had to have her heart broken because she’s missing Blog Paws, She was so excited to be going. But, if she has to be sick, it’s better she’s at home. Maybe next year she can go. For whatever it’s worth, M would love to be out there too with some of our friends than stuck here in WI. HUGS for mom.

    • mario thank you!! I know how badly your Mom would like to go too. Maybe one day she can? Mom is heart broken but she is going to watch the livestreaming (hope your Mom does too!!) mom posted the link!!!! barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. Oh no! Oh Dakota – please tell mum, me and Charlie are so so sorry! Oh dear. We hope she gets better though and that she rests! Big big hugs! Take care

    • Hi Charlie!! mom is so touched, thank you!!! Cody is taking particularly good care of her! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  5. Dakota…please give Mom the biggest doggy hug ever and tell her that my mom,Sue is heart broken for her…she was so looking forward to the upcoming posts on it….we will be praying and purring our way for her to be healty and happy very soon. We are so sorry and sure hope you and Cody can comfort her through this time. <3<3 XOXO Rosie

    • Hi Rosie…Ohhhh Mom is so touched by what you wrote and I am giving her that hug that you requested. Cody and I are giving her LOTS of attention, no worries there! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

  6. Mama and I are just as sad as can be that you are sick. Please get well soon and know that we will be missing hearing from you until then. Romeo

    • Hi Romeo! What a sweet kitty you are! THANK YOU! My Mom is soooo sad (she has to help Cody with a blog post soon). Mom was half way to the airport and when this happened she became scared and didn’t want to be sick in Utah. Mom is going to watch all of the live streaming (everything! She has the schedule!) and she will be watching for everyone’s posts so you will hear from her. Mom sends her love and thanks you for taking the time to stop by!

      Barks and licks and love from Dakota and Mom

  7. Oh no. Best to stay close to home when you’re ill. Sorry it had to happen during BlogPaws.

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

    • Hi Sara. That is what Mom and Dad thought too. It broke Mom’s heart. I have never seen her cry so much 😦 I am taking good care of her though! I haven’t left her side!!) Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

  8. So sad to hear Mom is sick. I know she must be so disapointed about missing Blog Paws. You guys are going to have to make it up to her and convince her to take care of herself.

    We know how frustrated our Mom gets when she misses something she’s looking forward to when she’s sick. You will need lots of extra dog and cat care for her to get better.

    • thank you Bailey!! Mom is beyond disappointed. Cody and i have been taking excellent care of her.

      Mom is going to watch as much as she can via live streaming. You should check it out too…the link is above!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  9. Dakota your mom is going to be so missed! At this rate I may never get to meet her. You & Cody take good care of her & tell her we are sending our love.


    • Thank you Pam!! Mom said to tell you to take LOTS of pics and maybe, (MAYBE) ONE DAY Mom and you can meet for lunch in MICHIGAN and you can show her the photos!!! Even better, maybe Oskar and I can meet each other too!!!

      Have a great time! Mom is beyond sad that she can’t be with everyone!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

  10. Sweet Dakota and sweet Cody we are just so sad for your sweet mom. We know how much she was looking forward to going. We hope she can go next year if she wants to. We know you all will do all you can to cheer her up. Sure hope the pain has gone away and we are sorry about the cold. Tell her we are thinking of her and remembering her in our prayers. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Chancy and Mumsy thank you so much for your kind words. Your comment made Mom smile!! mom has pinching on her side (which now makes her HAPPY that she stayed home! At least she is close to the potty here! BOL!) and YES she is planning on going next year!!! She is hoping they have MORE than one a year!!! Barks and licks and love, back at ya! Dakota and Mom

  11. feel better! we love you

    • Colleen thank you!!! love you too!

  12. Oh, mom’s so sorry she’s not feeling well 😦 Hoping she’s feeling better soon!

    • thank you so much! Just watched the opening ceremonies via livestream.

  13. Oh no Caren! I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well and had to miss BlogPaws. I hope you feel better soon, take it easy.

    • Jen thank you! I am already thinking about next year!! It’s in Tyson’s Corners Virginia again! Hoping you will make it next year! xoxoxo

  14. Oh no! We hope your mommy feels better. Her health is more important. We’re not there but one of our humans is. Sending *kisses*

    • Mom says thank you so much! We are hoping that your human is having a great time! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

  15. Oh, we’re sorry your mom is sick and didn’t get to go to Blogpaws. We can imagine she is disappointed! There will be other Blogpaws, but only one your mom, so we’re glad she chose to take care of herself over pushing herself too far when she isn’t well.

    • Jan thank you!!!!!! Mom is devastated but knows that it was the right decision based on how she felt. Yep there will be other BlogPaws (God willing!!!) You hit it on the head with “pushing herself too far”….the hot climate, hot hotel, and dehydrating 4 hour plane trip would have done her in! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

  16. I sure hope your Momma is feeling better soon! I feel so bad for her, but thank goodness she is home when she is sick and not somewhere else. Give her a hug for us! 🙂

    • Hi Bassetmomma! Thank you! Mom is! She feels much more secure being at home with her own “stuff!!!” BOL!!! Giving you a hug back and hoping that YOU are feeling better too! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  17. Oh no, we are so sorry to hear this. 😦 Hopefully your mom gets better real soon. Sending hugs and healing vibes. ~Rama and the Mama

    • Thank you. It was a smart move. Lower back pain today (kidney)…better for Mom!!! Thank you for your wishes! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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  19. So sorry to hear this Dakota…I know you enjoyed last years’s blogpaws.

    To Caren: Hope you feel better now and nothing serious will come afterward :hug:

    • thank you Novroz! Not as sorry as I was!! 😦 I am ok….have to have next lithotripsy (this time on the right side) on July 11……can hardly wait lol


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