Last week, Sinead and I spent four wonderful days in the company of like-minded pet bloggers. I had a ton of fun, and based on the amazing photos I got of Boston terrier Sinead during her week in Arizona, I know she had a great time, too.
So for today's Wordless Wednesday post, which is hosted by BlogPaws, I thought it might be fun to show just a few of a dog's experiences at a pet blogging conference. That way, should you choose to take your dog to a similar conference, you'll know just what to expect.
So let's get started.
Pet blogging conferences give you the opportunity to meet with brands that make pet food, pet toys and other animal goodies. For Sinead, that meant her conference was about posing with quite a few logos, including this one from a cat food provider.
Sometimes, there are surprises. At the Weruva booth, for example, we found that pug brother Liam was used in some marketing materials. That gave me a nice little ego boost.
Down time for dogs comes during the classes and training sessions. Whenever I sat down to learn, Sinead curled up in order to catch a few winks. I saw quite a few dogs doing that. I think many of them were hoping their people would stay and learn more!
Hotels that host these conferences are pet-friendly, which means dogs can hang out in open spaces like lobbies and hallways, as long as they are on leashes. Sinead and I did a lot of that in Arizona. It was simply too hot to go outside, but we wanted to get some sun therapy. We could get that in this gorgeous lobby.
But there are spaces in hotels in which dogs are not allowed, including food prep areas and pool areas. Sinead was pretty disappointed about that, as she thought she should be able to go anywhere.
But the main thing she wanted was to sleep. She was simply exhausted by all of the visiting and eating and walking and performing. Every time she had the chance, she had a nap. I don't blame her.
She even got to sleep in the big bed with momma, and that's quite a treat. For her, that one little perk may have made the entire trip worthwhile.
Would you ever consider bringing your dog to a pet blogging conference? Drop me a note and let me know. And if you came to BlogPaws, tell me how it went! Love to hear your comments.
And remember to visit a few of the other blogs in this hop. It's a great way to make new friends.