BlogPaws Cat Lounge 2016

Ooooooh Our BlogPaws Memories!

OK, this is a not so Wordless Wednesday, we admit it! We need to share the exciting cat focused 2017 update from Blogpaws®, as we won’t be at BlogPaws 2017, some of our own 2016 memories of the amazing Cat Lounge.

2016 was the year we celebrated the growing success of the Dash Kitten blog with a visit to BlogPaws, as the very first International Ambassador! WOW, what a time we had. It was such an honour and we were thrilled to work side by side with the amazing, and superbly organised, Conference team!

A less than purrfect image, we admit, but one of our favourite BlogPaws Memories, meeting the Sphinx cats from the super fun Naked and Hungry blog.

Kate Benjamin, of Hauspanther, is the curator of the internet’s best cat collections of furniture, wearables and play things, and hosts the Cat Lounge which drew gasps from every visitor to the Exhibit Hall in Phoenix, AZ.

We were on our way to a workshop when I snapped the famous internet star and Therapy Cat, Summer, who was modelling. You can get a peek at some of the amazing cat goodies, and yes, that foliage covered confection just behind Summer’s human IS a cat tree!

Notso Wordless Wednesday
A glimpse of the Cat Lounge with star Therapy Cat, Summer, from being snapped by her human Janiss Garza.

OK Enough of the BlogPaws Memories – What’s the News?

We heard a rumour that in 2017 the Cat Lounge is to be elebenty billion times more amazing in Myrtle Beach.  

As well as hosting the Cat Writers Association, there will be cat owners’ fashion, and cat celebrities. Be prepared to meet the exquisite and beautifully dressed Coco the Couture Cat who will take your breath away. We met Coco and her mum Teri Thorstein in 2016, and Coco is a true star with no equals in the feline fashion arena. 

BlogPaws Memories – Our Favourite Cat Toy…..

We loved the Ripple Rug it's amazing

We loved the Ripple Rug, it was so cool, and Mum would have loved to squirrel this away in her (oh so full of BlogPaws Swag) suitcase.  

 We collected a lot of our BlogPaws memories if you want to share the fun later.


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  1. erin the Cat (Princess)

    April 29, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Marjorie and the Dash Kitten crew. Hope to see all the wonders this year, and report back direct to you all the fantastic stuff. Alas most of it won’t fit into my peeps suitcase, and the airlines won’t accept trunks in the overhead lockers. Mouses!


  2. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    April 28, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    The Cat Lounge is always a highlight for Mom L. Sadly she will not be able to go this year. But last year she did indeed WIN a pawsome Sleepypod small carrier. We donated it to my former no kill cat shelter Kitty Corner


  3. Jean Dion

    April 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Such wonderful memories! Sinead and I had just the BEST time last year. We can’t join in the fun this year, due to my blasted leg injury and my ongoing healing, but we hope to be back and even better in 2018!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie


  4. Beth

    April 28, 2017 at 12:57 am

    I have a feeling that I’ll find a few things that my Maltese will like in the cat lounge. Hopefully, you will be able to attend in 2018.


  5. Jessica Shipman | Beagles & Bargains

    April 27, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I’m glad I got to meet you last year. We had a blast. I missed the Ripple Rug last year, so I hope I can take a look at this year’s Cat Lounge. We will miss you this year!


  6. Tenacious Little Terrier

    April 27, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    We won a raffle prize from the cat lounge last year! Yes, dogs can use cat things too…. or at least Mr. N can! I made Mr. N take selfies.


  7. Rebecca at MattieDog

    April 27, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Just love all of the BlogPaws that I’ve attended – and so to have a wrap up reminds me of the joyful moments I’ve had, and the great people who participate! I can’t wait for next year – I’m attending again (this year I had to miss – so that makes me a bit sad)!


  8. Marty The Manx

    April 27, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    What great memories! Mom would love to go some day…


    • Dash Kitten

      April 27, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Marty, there was a time when I said I would never get to BlogPaws, and learned never to say never. It might happen one day. We hope to meet you when you get to BlogPaws!


  9. Sweet Purrfections

    April 27, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Your post brings back a lot of memories from BlogPaws 2016. I wish you could make it back for 2017, but hopefully, I’ll get to see you again next year.


  10. Sonja

    April 27, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I wish I could get the time off work to go. That’s the trouble for us. As much as I know we would learn tons and enjoy ourselves to bits… I can’t get the time off.


  11. Robin

    April 27, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Last year’s conference was so much fun! I’m so glad that I go to meet you in person there. 🙂 I hope I get to see you again next year too. This year is going to be a blast. I will be taking tons fo photos and videos. The Cat Lounge is going to rock!


  12. Ruth Epstein

    April 27, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience and pray one day I will be able to make it to one, till then as I said to Layla we will have to look at pics


  13. Lola The Rescued Cat

    April 27, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Our mom loved the cat lounge, too. What a great photo op of Summer and her human!


  14. Kia

    April 27, 2017 at 8:51 am

    The cat lounge sounds like a great hit! I will have to take a peek at it when I go for the first time this year. Glad you enjoyed yourself 🙂


    • Dash Kitten

      April 27, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Please do Kia, Hauspanther really is the world’s best cat ‘desirables’ curator.


  15. Kamira Gayle

    April 27, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I won’t be attending this year either however it’s great to hear your perspective. That ripple rug looks cool! I bet there were a lot of products that captivated your cats attention.


  16. Jan K

    April 27, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Oh, that ripple rug looks really cool! I can see cats having a lot of fun with that. We are looking forward to seeing all that the cat lounge has this year. I think it’s so exciting that you were able to attend all the way from New Zealand, but too bad you won’t be there this year!


  17. Debbie

    April 27, 2017 at 6:32 am

    So many cool new products to check out and friends to meet. Hope we can make it next year. Have an awesome time next month!


  18. Hindy Pearson

    April 27, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Sounds truly amazing, sorry I’m going to miss it. I may not have a cat at the moment but the cat lounge is definitely a place I would have been sure to visit. Another year perhaps!!


  19. Athena

    April 27, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Looks wonderful!

    Shame we can’t attend.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie


  20. Valentine

    April 27, 2017 at 3:37 am

    I am sorry to hear that you won’t be at the confurr-ence, as my mom was hoping to get to meet you! I told her she just has to visit the cat lounge to snap a pic of fancy girls Coco & Summer & to give them a kiss from me! She said that the cat lounge is a priority on her list! Mew Mew!


  21. da tabbies o trout towne

    April 27, 2017 at 2:56 am

    miranda….nice ree cap, N that rug iz total lee awesum; for sure itza shame mum could knot fit it in de bag oh swag ~ ??insert heartz XXX


  22. Amy Shojai, CABC

    April 27, 2017 at 2:27 am

    I’m so excited, this year the CWA will have our booth in the Cat Lounge! WOO-WOO! One of my fav parts of BlogPaws is purr-using all the Cat Lounge goodies.


  23. Heather

    April 27, 2017 at 2:08 am

    That cat lounge looks like the place to be! We’ll all make sure to take photos and keep in touch online so you don’t miss out.


  24. Three Chatty Cats

    April 27, 2017 at 12:58 am

    We loved the cat lounge. And guess what? We won that awesome Ripple Rug! The cats LOVE it!


  25. Ellen Pilch

    April 27, 2017 at 12:01 am

    I am glad you had a good time last year. I hope to get there someday.


  26. Rosa @ Cat Lady Confidential

    April 26, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    That cat lounge must have been amazing!


  27. Cathy Keisha

    April 26, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    What great memories you made. TW wishes she could have been there last year to meet you. The Cat Lounge seems to get better all the years she doesn’t go.


  28. The Island Cats

    April 26, 2017 at 9:53 am

    The Cat Lounge is the absolute best!


  29. mommakatandherbearcat

    April 26, 2017 at 6:14 am

    I’ve had my eye on the Ripple Rug too! I’m so excited to be going to the conference again this year – and my excitement at meeting Erin’s Dad (and a few more people) pretty much overwhelms my anxiety at going 🙂 I wish you were going again too, Marjorie. Bear and I send our love to all of you – and purrs for healing to Dusty.


  30. Deziz World

    April 26, 2017 at 6:06 am

    We had a blast da year we went and wish we could go back. Maybe someday. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena


  31. Summer

    April 26, 2017 at 5:26 am

    My human and I are so bummed we will be missing this!


  32. Brian Frum

    April 26, 2017 at 4:11 am

    You had such a fine time and we wish you were going this year but we understand the cost of it all. Maybe I’ll see you at #BlogPawsChat tonight.


  33. Teri & her Stylish Cats

    April 25, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for the shout out! You are one of Coco’ biggest fans and it was a delight meeting you at the 2016 conference! We will miss you this year, but will be sure to take lots of pictures! We are very excited about our involvement with the cat lounge this year and did you hear? Our whole cat family is going to attend, dress up and make many new friends! Our little corner of the Cat Lounge will show how the Cat-Human bond is enriched by the active social life we have!


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