Super Capy’s blog:
Hi! It’s me again, Super Capy! I’ve had another adventure and I’d like to share it with you. This time I traveled by plane with Melly all the way to Washington DC to go to the 2013 BlogPaws convention. BlogPaws is a convention for crazy people who blog about their pets. I had a whole lot of fun, met many new friends and witnessed the beautiful and the weird (that last includes Melly).
So let’s start our trip at the Austin airport. As you can see in the above photo, Melly put me in a water fountain. She said that since I’m a mini-capy I should be able to use a mini-pond. There are a couple of things wrong with that. The first is that the pond is simply too mini! I hardly fit in it at all. The second is that there is NO WATER! Okay, so Garibaldi Rous went in his pond even when there was no water in it, but I am not that kind of capy.
It was a good thing Melly got me my own seat because there were humans in every single one of the other seats. I guess I could fly in Melly’s lap if I had to, but this worked out much better. Of course I had to sear my seat belt. It didn’t exactly fit snug across my lap though.
I do not like the Dulles airport in Washington DC nearly as much as the Austin airport. It is so huge and impersonal! And look at all that traffic! I was kind of homesick already.
Angela DiMeglio Mitchell of Guinea Pig Today (hereafter referred to as “Angela”) picked us up from the airport and took us to our hotel, the Sheraton in Tyson’s Corner, VA. This is the same hotel where the conference was taking place. Lots of people bring their pets to BlogPaws but Stacy Winnick of Dobbye the Capybara (hereafter “Stacy”) couldn’t bring Dobbye Winnick (because he’s a capybara and most capys don’t fly well, unlike me!), so she borrowed a cute little gpig named Gloria from Becky Wilson (hereafter “Becky”) of Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue (hereafter “MGPR”). MGPR is in the DC area so Gloria didn’t need to fly or drive a long distance.
There were a lot of boring meetings but generally Melly didn’t make me go to those. The one shown above, for example, was titled “SEO: Getting Ahead in Search” and was presented by Matt Beswick. Melly said it was really interesting but I think she was lying.
Some people brought their animals to the seminars. Here you see a dog and and adorable bunny. There will be more on the bunny later but I don’t think that particular dog is going to reappear in any of my photos. Seen one dog, you’ve seen them all, as the saying goes.
Meals were especially interesting. Typically you’re not allowed to bring pets in where food is being served but at BlogPaws, anything goes! Here you see I am sitting at the breakfast table with Papua Piig. I felt pretty honored to be in his presence since he is quite the famous guinea pig. He belongs with Angela and is the star of Guinea Pig Today.
Famous or not, you’d think he could share that apple. It is almost as big as he is, I’m pretty sure there is enough to go around if he wouldn’t just hog it…but then, he is a pig.
On a nearby table, I spotted this cute little blind kitten. She didn’t seem happy about being on a leash. Typical cat. She was brought to the conference by Connie from Tails from the Foster Kittens.
I wasn’t the only plush animal in attendance. In the photo above you can see me standing next to the famous Cokie the Cat, Hollywood Insider. I don’t know who that black and white cat is. If anyone recognizes her, drop me a line.
I am pretty sure this is Enlightened Ferret but I could use a positive ID. Anyway, there were several ferrets at BlogPaws. I tried to stay away from them because they play a little rough.
Of course, most of the pets at BlogPaws were dogs. I think this is just because dogs travel better and know how to walk on a leash. I don’t think it is because people like dogs better. This one had a pretty cute costume though. His name is Frankie and his blog is I’m Not a Monster.
I know who this is though! It’s Schmitty the Weather Dog! Schmitty does the weather with Ron on Twitter as @pianoweatherman. Their forecasts are very entertaining. And Ellie runs #PetChat on twitter every Monday evening. On top of all that, Schmitty has her own twitter ID, @SchmittySays. And if that weren’t enough, see that cute outfit Schmitty is wearing? Well she has her own line of clothes! You should absolutely check out New Yorkie for your styling pooch! Ron even has a matching bow tie.
Aside from her good looks and sense of style, the thing I like about Schmitty is her size. I think I might even be a tad bit bigger than she is.
This is Chilly, a very colorful poodle. It is really hard to be scared of even a big dog like Chilly when he is obviously so happy. Did you see that I made his name a link? Check out his blog. Seems a lot of people feel the same way I do.
Some cats just know what to wear and where to wear it. I’m pretty sure Flopsy the Killer Cat could not pull this off, but it looks great on Coco of Curls and Swirlz. Actually, it might be really fun to try this on Floppers.
Small dogs and giant rabbits! What is the world coming to? Rex was big enough to be scary, even if he is a rabbit.
Now this rabbit is more my size! And she is a new member of our family. She came with the name Penelope but we seem to be renaming her to Duphfel. I’ll leave it to Garibaldi Rous to explain that in another blog post. She’s pretty cute though, isn’t she? She’s the same rabbit as in one of the previous photos. Kristie Corzon, of Little Miracles Rabbit Rescue, brought her for us to adopt.
I shouldn’t leave something so important to last but, oh well, that’s what I did! This is a pretty sobering poster. This poster makes a very strong case for microchipping your pet.
Well, this blog post has gone on about long enough. I’m kind of curious if anyone bothered to read all the way down to the end. If you did, can you leave a comment to let me know? Is this post too long or is it okay to have so many photos and so much verbiage.