It has been a whole month since BlogPaws passed and we had a blast!
The whole conference was wonderful and we always are well received. I had a last minute idea that I put into play: buttons! These buttons featured Oliver's face (Thank you Lily Chesnut Arts for the drawing!) with the words "I Pet a Therapy Rat!". Besides being adorable, it gave me an idea of how many people we had met. For the whole conference, around 125 people pet him. Wow!
|Oliver and Aimee from Darwin's Pet Food|
|We definitely partied with Bruce Wayne!|
We were able to go to the beach one night and we got there just as the sun was setting so it was dark, but in the short amount of time, I learned that Oliver is not a big fan. It was very windy and that was a bit much for his whiskery nose.
|Proof Oliver went to the beach|
On our last night, we had the award ceremonies! The red carpet was great, and we got a seat close to the stage (just in case I had to go up...) For those who might be behind or are perhaps new here, Healing Whiskers was nominated for the Best Unconventional Blog! Thankfully I was in good company who kept my nerves settled as we awaited the results.
I scribbled some names on a piece of paper for thank you's, but alas, it wasn't meant to be. When our name was called out, the room erupted in applause from all over. I was shook. Before the ceremonies started, I told my boyfriend that even if I didn't win, if I get applause from the other side of the room then that means I won. That means Oliver and I have touched each of those people in some way. And it seems we have succeeded.
|Oliver and Jamie from FetchFind|
Thank you guys for all the support! I read every comment and see every like and I appreciate every one of them. You guys are what Healing Whiskers is all about!
If I were to sell some kind of merchandise like t-shirts, buttons, etc., would you be interested? If so, leave a comment below with an idea and we just might make it a reality!