Traveling with pets. It's a tricky business.
I was recently contacted by some folks who talked about traveling with our pets...perhaps to BlogPaws, but I can't share it because it came from United. Sigh. I mean, I wouldn't fly United, would you?
Still, the 2017 conference is only 29 days off, according to my calculations. I know we're (they? it's hard to remember I'm 'retired' from BlogPaws!) are anticipating a record number of pets in attendance. Not only dogs and cats - folks bring pet guinea pigs, rats, pigs, even capybaras. Did I spell that right?
When I think of all the amazing animals that will be at the BlogPaws conference this year, and all of the amazing pets we've had in years past, I'm proud that the brand continues to support pet-friendly in its work. We always said our conferences would allow pets. We did it not only because pets just make life better, we did it because we know how hard it is to be separated from your sweet dog or cat or ferret or whatever, for four or five days at a time. Not to mention the cost of pet sitting - or even kenneling. There are some awesome kennels out there for pets that can't come to the event.
Regardless, I feel strongly about the human-animal bond and it's a major part of why the BlogPaws brand is out there. The reality isn't that three or four people put their heads together and decided to support the human-animal bond, but...that is what happened. Yes, we thought about it, but maybe not as out loud as folks think. Our biggest goal was supported pet parents who blog. These are the awesome folks who share advice, stories, and recommendations on blogs, about pets. These are folks who live the concept of the human-animal bond.