Yes, you read that right! We are a finalist for a major award by BlogPaws! Don't know what BlogPaws is? BlogPaws is the hub of all pet bloggers. A place to be educated and learn from other bloggers nationwide, a physical conference to attend every year, and even a place to find influencer opportunities. This is the highest achievement for a pet blogger and we are truly humbled!
|"Wow! A major award!" -Oliver|
"Is there food involved?" -Jasper
So every year, BlogPaws hands out physical awards at their conference. These are called Nose-to-Nose awards, and every year I've gone (with my other blog The Chesnut Mutts) I have dreamt of receiving one. There are lots of different categories like new blog, best dog blog, best photo, and of course, best unconventional, or other animal, blog! I thought maybe this could be the year, but I am doubtful since Healing Whiskers is still in its infancy, but we will see!
|"We have some really great competition!" -Oliver|
"It's a rat race!" -Jasper
We are up against some amazing blogs: Brunette & Baby in Breeches which is a beautiful horse blog based in Australia, Paperchases & Petticoats an equestrian lifestyle blog, and About Pet Rats, which as you may have guessed, is a blog about pet rats! I've known Jasmine from this blog for a few years and always recommend it to new rat owners and even learned a lot from her blog as well. So will Healing Whiskers ever be like About Pet Rats? No. This blog will have some rat care, but not to the extent as APR. So we aren't necessarily rivals, but rat partners in crime in the lineup to get some good yogies! ;)
|"I demand belly rubs and yogies for we are now officially big deals!" -Jasper|
Jasper attended last year, but will not this year because he has had seizures in the past, so he will be looked after by family. I hate to break the duo up, but this is for safety reasons. For de-stressing Oliver I'll bring a stuffed animal rat for him to cuddle. It isn't the same, but it should help.
|"I'm ready for the red carpet!"|
So yes, we will be at BlogPaws 2017 in Myrtle Beach this year! Oliver will be representing Healing Whiskers and Jada will be representing my other blog The Chesnut Mutts. Look for us in the purple stroller with a dog and rat in it!
|"Hey, snag me some noms from the buffet, will ya?" -Jasper|
"Of course bro, anything for you :)" -Oliver
Let's say congRATulations to our fellow nominees!
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What a wonderful post! I'm glad we're rat partners, Abby. :) Your blog is fantastic. CongRATS to you, Jasper and Oliver! Oliver and Jasper are looking mighty handsome in these photos. Wish I could attend the conference....hopefully next year. Hope you, Oliver and Jada have a fantastic, adventure-filled time at BlogPaws 2017.ReplyDelete