BlogPaws 2017 First Impressions

BlogPaws 2017 First Impressions

Silver and Dusty chat about the BlogPaws 2017 Finalist nominations

Silver:- Will you look at that! Look! 

Dusty:- What is it young Silver?

Silver:- Mum said we are Finalists in the BlogPaws Nose to Nose Awards 2017!

*Dusty peers at the screen and scrolls down the list….* Hold on there young Silver, we are finalists twice. Look further down the list…..

Silver:- You’re right. Finalist in the Best Pet Blog Video AND Best Written Pet Blog Post (Sponsored). Woohoo!

Dusty :- Silver, do you realise how important this is? For the Dash Kitten Crew, and for the Blog our Founder Cat dreamed of? It means we stand shoulder to shoulder with the best pet bloggers in the business, all around the world.

Do you remember you told me how Dash asked Sparklecat for help when he was a total newbie? She set him off on the right paw, and then we discovered BlogPaws and its amazing folks! My, my….. * shakes head * how we’ve grown since! Dash would be so proud – now we are helping others…….

Founder Cat Dash Kitten

They pause and sit quietly, then….” C’mon Silver, let’s take a look at the other finalists. We will be in good company I’ll bet.”

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Dusty Scrolls Through the BlogPaws 2017 Nose to Nose Sponsored Posts Finalists


Look at the others here Silver, all fine work! Choosing between all four of us will be a tough job for the judges. I believe we did good product review for Petcube though, and us on the other side of the globe too. They are certainly a company with a worldwide view! 

BlogPaws 2017 Nose to Nose Awards
The latest model Petcube

Silver Looks at the BlogPaws 2017 Nose to Nose Video Finalists

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Dusty look! Our Duckling post made the cut! I love that one,  so unexpected, and it worked, thanks to the Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust!  I wanted to show that seizing the moment, using what you had, was important, because you captured the real excitement with the magic of video! That mobile ‘phone of Mum’s was so easy to use. ‘Phones just keep getting better and better for movie making, I keep telling people! 

That workshop with Ron Lee at BlogPaws last year made a big difference to our focus. I hope he inspires as many people at Myrtle Beach in 2017 – Imagine they will be queueing up …. but I am rambling…. Presents The Duck Movie from Marjorie Dawson on Vimeo.

Is Mum going to the BlogPaws 2017 Nose to Nose Awards Dusty?

No, it’s a lot of $$$$, and, a long way! BUT she will be cheering on her buddies Savannah’s Paw Tracks and Nerissa’s Life who are also up as Finalists at the Nose to Nose Awards!

After last year’s excitement as International Ambassador to Blogpaws, mum has totally exceeded her budget! So, amazing as it would be, we will be burning Twitter up with the #blogpaws hashtag, (and some Facebook). We aim to soak up and really enjoying the vibe from here in New Zealand; and cheer the live stream from the Nose to Nose Awards themselves.

Silver Kitten and Duty Cat
Proud BlogPaws 2017 Reporters
Team Dash Kitten





  1. Concatulations to all the DashKitten Crew! These nominations are so thoroughly deserved and we hope you are also the WINNERS! (We know you are #Winners, we’d just love for you to win this awards as well!)
    Good luck!
    Annette, WeK, Isa, Betty & Finn xxxxx

  2. We were so excited when we saw you guys were finalists TWICE!!! So well deserved. We will definitely miss Mom Marjorie while we’re in Myrtle Beach, but we will be cheering her on for sure!!! CONCATULATIONS, FURIENDS!!! Love you guys!!!

  3. This is so pawsome! I’m really excited for all of you! I know you put a lot of work into your videos. You are true stars! My hubby and I will make sure to cheer extra loud for you at the Nose-to-Nose Awards. Maybe you will hear us via the internet!

  4. Silver & Dusty, you must be SOoo proud of your Ma! I know Dash is too, gleaming with pride and bragging to all the other kitties uo in Kitty Heaven! And rightfully so, your Ma is a great writer & blogger. She is do kind & helpful to other bloggers as well! CONGRATS! Our hats are off to all of you at Dashkitten!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  5. Yaaaaay! Double congrats to you! You are an amazing blogger so I’m so happy to see that your hard work has been recognized. I wish you were coming to the conference but I totally understand that it’s too costly. We’ll be rooting for you!! Congrats again!

  6. Congratulations you guys! I’m just getting around to read all the sponsored post nominees and check out all of this year’s amazing blogs. A Nose-to-Nose Award is a big deal and you should be super proud of your hard work!

  7. Congrats to you guys!! We are still trying to figure out if we can make it ourselves. It is a lot of money.

  8. Congratulations on two finalist spots. So sorry you won’t be joining us at BlogPaws on the red carpet this year to celebrate all the hard work and success. It’s exciting to have 2 internationals in the video category. BTW I’ll be on my way to Sydney, Australia end of May to see my family. All the best – Susie and Kilo the Pug.

  9. Congrats! And this post brought a tear to my eye because like your founder Dash Kitten, our founder Pip, is no longer here to experience this either. I sure hope they both know (wherever they are) that what they started has gone on to accomplish amazing and special things. Cheers to Dash Kitten and Pip!

  10. It’s much deserved, guys! Congratulations! It’s a shame you can’t come to Blogpaws this year and I was disappointed I didn’t get to see you last year. Good luck with Nose to Nose!

  11. We already knew you stood shoulder to shoulder with the best pet bloggers in the business, all around the world. You don’t need a Finalist status for your readers to know that! The duckling post and video was our absolute favorite post. And the sponsored post was first rate because you included hints on how to make the best of the product which so few people do! Congratulations to all of you.

  12. Congratulations! We are so happy for your double nominations! Even though we live in the States, it’s still costly and have yet to make it to a conference but its definitely on our wish list! The BlogPaws is such a wonderful community, you are in great company! 🙂

  13. Congratulations on your nomination! Writing for and about animals is rewarding in and of itself, but to be recognized by your peers (and especially Blogpaws!) is such an extreme honor. Best of luck to you!

  14. Congratulations, what a wonderful accomplishment! Of course we all blog because we love what we do, but it must feel great to be recognised in such a way for all your hard work. Really well done!

  15. Hi Silver, Hi Dusty I think you guys do your mom proud and the WORLD of blogging too! From New Zealand to centre stage in the biggest awards for blogging, held in the USA, and with great finalists and top competition too! Here’s to a prize heading your way!

  16. I am so excited for you! And yeah, even if you are living in the states, it is pretty pricey to go this year! Hopefully, next year it won’t be as costly… do you think your human will be able to make the trip then?

  17. We are so thrilled for for you all and it is so deserved. Yes, yes, yes, Dash is so proud, we know it. Too bad you can’t be there, Dad was hoping to meet you. Congrats, congrats, congrats!

  18. Ollie and Sly Pie feel very honored to be rubbing shoulders with you. We are indeed in good company! I won’t be attending but there is going to be a live streaming of the event, if I remember correctly from the Twitter BlogPaws Chat. Congratulations on both your nominations and good luck!

  19. We are so very thrilled for your success and being a Two Time Finalist! You have inspired me many times to look for unique and entertaining ways to promote my Wonderpurr blog. I will be at Blogpaws this year and I will be cheering for you.

  20. Congrats on both of your Finalist spots!! So well deserved and Henry and I are absolutely honored to be in your company! Wish we could see you at BlogPaws this year but we’ll see you on Twitter 🙂

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