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

BlogPaws Or Bust!!

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Tillman Is Gonna Be At BlogPaws!!! “Wordy” Wednesday

Tillman is coming with one of the

BlogPaws GOLD sponsors:


Mom is beside herself with excitement! I must admit I am just a wee bit jealous! Make that a WHOLE LOTTA JEALOUS!


You can also find Tillman on



PINTEREST you can also click HERE to see who Tillman posted on his Pinterest page! (hint…he is handsome and kinda looks like ME!! hehehe)

FOLLOW TILLMAN’S BLOG RIGHT HERE   (we want him to please put up a “follow by email” option for US!)

You can also find him on USA—click HERE


Mom will see ya at BlogPaws Tillman!!

Wooo hoooo!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Mischief Monday-Flat as a Pancake!

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!

My brother Cody and I have had discussions about being left when Mom goes to the BlogPaws 2012 conference. We didn’t like that kitties and doggies from all over the country (including my buddy Snoopy!!!) get to go to this spectacular conference and we can’t go!

What in the name of a bag o’ bones is wrong with THAT picture?

Cody and I  are the ones that work  til the wee (and I don’t mean peeing!) hours of the morning on our blogs!  All Mom does is type the info that we give her, she makes that appear as if it’s a big deal cause she likes to moan and groan about  all that she does,  but Cody and I know differently!

We didn’t earn the right to go on this trip?

Without Cody and I Mom would have  no blogs! If Mom had no blogs, she wouldn’t be going on a  trip to  BlogPaws which is only the best blogging conference on the Planet! 

Somebody needs to be barked at… big time!

Cody and I  decided to take matters into our own paws and take a look at what we did!

We had ourselves turned into  PANCAKE PETS!!

Also known as Flat Pets!

Don’t we look realistic?

We’re pretty smart huh?

Now we can go to BlogPaws with Mom

and REALLY stir up some mischief!!!!

Ohhhh…we’re gonna have FUN!!!

Do YOU wanna stir up some mischief?

Ohhhh I know you wanna!

Visit Pancake Pets right here and you can go anywhere that your pawrents go!

Now if you will excuse me, I have to go and pack! I have a lot of toys, treats and Nutrish

to fit into my bag!

 I  have eaten Nutrish for all of my five years,  and my Mom won’t let me go to BlogPaws? When there is Nutrish around, this Sheltie will NOT be denied!

This bag is wrinkled because I EAT this food and have been for the past FIVE years!

(By the way, Nutrish  is  a Silver Sponsor at BlogPaws…click on  Sponsors  to see the entire list of TONS of BlogPaws Sponsors! )

 Let the mischief begin!!

Watch out Salt Lake City, here we come!!!

 Click the logo above to visit Salt Lake City’s Facebook Page!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

BlogPaws 2012- Can’t Wait To Meet You!

This is Mom and one little BlogPaws attendee from BlogPaws 2011…can you imagine how much MORE cuteness will be attending BlogPaws 2012?

Check out the agenda HERE!

Need a discount on your REGISTRATION?





Memories Of BlogPaws 2011 and Here Comes BlogPaws 2012! “Wordy” Wednesday

This was Mom’s view when she first took her seat on her way to her first BlogPaws Conference last year.


The Pilots knew they had better STEP ON IT…AND FAST!!


Are you going to BlogPaws 2012 in Salt Lake City?

If so, how are you getting there?

If you are hesitating, want a 20% discount on your registration? Just enter BlogPaws2012-POPs-Caren at checkout

If you are a “newbie” attending the BlogPaws conference for the first time. Be sure to join the Newbie Meet & Greet group in the BlogPaws Community. There will be “newbies” , second-timers (like my Mom) and “old-timers” that have attended BlogPaws multiple times! (Day and time of Newbie Meet & Greet to be determined)


Announcing the BlogPaws “Nose-to-Nose”
Social Media Pet Blogging Awards 2012!

This is the only awards program where pet bloggers (and pet people who “microblog” on Twitter and Facebook) are being judged by a panel of distinguished professionals on their expertise, creativity, and performance in one or more of 12 categories. Best of all, The BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards are not a popularity contest!

 Nominations are open April 23, 2012 – now! – and close May 6th at 11:59pm MT. Bloggers may nominate themselves or another pet blogger or microblogger in the following categories:

  1. Best Blog Design: judged on overall design elements of the blog homepage/landing page.
  2. Best Blog Writing: judged on overall writing skill – is the message clear to the reader?
  3. Best Humor Blog: judged on overall sense of humor – does it make us laugh?
  4. Best Bark Blog: judged on the content as it applies to dogs and dog parents. (I know one Sheltie who would LOVE to be nominated…BOL!!)
  5. Best Meow Blog: judged on the content as it applies to cats and cat parents. (maybe Cody could get a nomination for
  6.  Cat Chat?)
  7. Best Wiggle Blog: judged on focus of blog toward non-traditional pets (i.e. ferrets, guinea pigs, chickens, etc).
  8. Best New Blog: less than one year old, with good content and engagement.
  9. Best Cause Blog: judged on message, purpose and results as demonstrated on the blog.
  10. Best Video on a Blog: judged independently (one video per blog); is it well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
  11. Best Photo on a Blog: judged independently (one photo per blog); is it well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
  12. Best Facebook Design: judged on overall design of Facebook header and use of special Facebook page features.
  13. Best Twitter Design: judged on overall design elements for Twitter profile background. 

Finalists will be announced on or about May 15th and the winners will be awarded during an awards ceremony on Saturday, June 23rd at BlogPaws 2012. It will be an event you won’t want to miss! You are not required to be present to win, but we do encourage it. For anyone who can’t make it, the ceremony will be live streamed for free for all to watch.

Click here to enter and please read the BlogPaws Official Rules and Regulations.

Good luck! 

 There will be so much going on at BlogPaws 2012 and Mom is hoping to meet each and every one of you there!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota