WAFFLES: Where's all my stuff? My treats and my food and my litter box and my wand toy? I can't go to BlogPaws without my stuff!
KATIE: Hate to break it to you Waffles, but Glogirly is flying solo to the big conference.
WAFFLES: She can FLY??? But she doesn't even have wings or anything. Where's she going to put my suitcase?
KATIE: No, Waffles. She's going to the conference by herself.
WAFFLES: By herself??? But nobody wants to see her. They want to see me. And well, you too Boss.
KATIE: Gee, thanks. She said the airline will only let her bring one of us and (I can't even believe I'm going to say this) since we travel better with each other than without, she wants to wait for the next conference to bring you and me with her.
Oh, and it's like 120 degrees where she's going so there's that.
WAFFLES: So what are we going to do at home? Who's going to give us breakfast and dinner and stuff?
KATIE: Gloman's in charge.
WAFFLES: Maybe we'll get more food then, right? Maybe we can replace the little measuring cup with the big one. Right?
KATIE: Waffles, if Glogirly is anything she's thorough. Remember the instructions she left for him the last time? We nearly starved.
Glogirly is leaving today for the BlogPaws Pet Blogging & Social Media Conference at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ. Although she's a little sad to be leaving Katie & Waffles at home this year, she's super excited to see her cat and dog blogging friends. One of the coolest things about blogging is getting to know fellow animal lovers online. Some of her closest friendships are with fellow bloggers so it's really special when they have a chance to meet in-the-fur.
Going Nose to Nose
This coming Saturday is the Nose to Nose Awards Banquet. We're incredibly honored to be named finalists in two categories this year - Best Humor Blog and Best Blog Photo. The competition is stiff, so we're not expecting Glogirly to be packing a trophy in her suitcase. We're just tickled to be finalists. We want to thank our friends and readers for nominating us too. These are very meaningful awards based on merit and judged by a panel of industry experts. This year there were over 1,000 nominations.
It was a really hard decision for Glogirly to make the trip without Katie or Waffles. If Phoenix were a drivable distance from Minneapolis, it would be easy. Everyone would go. But when it comes to flying, only one cat can be brought on the plane with Glogirly. Waffles does fine on his own while he's away, but when he comes back home he has trouble with displacement aggression. That means he needs to be separated from Katie for as much as 3-5 days.
So given the stress that would cause for Waffles, Katie and Glogirly, it seemed like the best decision for everyone.
Displacement Agression is very common with cats. If you're curious about it or need help dealing with it, we have some tips that may help:When Being a Brat is Normal - 7 Tips to Dealing with Displacement Aggression in Cats
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