Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Purrformance Review 2015 and Mom Drops the #BlogPaws Ball:Big Time!

Well hello my furiends! It's Cody and today I am joining my fellow members of the National Union of Cats, better known as NUCAT to present to you my Mom's Purrformance Review for 2015.

After readng the purrformance reviews of my fellow card carrying proud cat furiends, Austin and Spitty, and after events that have taken place over the past few days, I felt it was time to FINALLY voice my displeasure.

Below is the list of criteria my Mom is being judged on:

Here is my assessment of my loser Mom:

My Affiliate Typist’s
Annual PurrFurMance Review
May 2015

Review of: Caren Gittleman aka “Loser Mom”
Date: May 26th 2015
Reviewed by: Cody

Quantity of Output:  Has your purrson posted to your blog daily to give you maximum exposure worldwide and make you famousDAILY???? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? Oh you make me laugh! Mom adamantly REFUSES to allow me to post seven days a week (except for the less than a handful of times that come up that she actually comes to her senses and loses count of what she has done). An example of her poor purrformance on "Quantity of Output", this post was supposed to be live last Friday!! Oh and  “Make me famous?” as if THAT is ever gonna happen!!




Quality of Output Are you, as snoopervisor, satisfied with your purrson’s choice of photos, words, creativity, imagination, truth, fun and general interest in your postings? Well, this one I will have to cut her some slack on. Mom has worked hard on improving the quality of the photos on my blog. Yepper, instead of investing in decent photographic equipment (ever hear of a camera MOM!!?) Mom upgraded to the iPhone 6. Baby steps folks, baby steps. Mom has a digital camera but she says that “uploading photos is too time consuming and HARD.”

Mom DOES do a pawesome job on product reviews and book reviews. She has stuck to her guns and pretty much (but not always!!) will ONLY feature a product if we can have a give-away for it. We don’t like showing our readers things that they can’t have for themselves. She tries to have give-aways that are open world-wide, but that is often out of her paws.



She does speak the truth in her reviews and works hard at coming up with blog posts that will be of interest to our readers.

She could stand to be a little more creative though….You would think that after nearly SIX years of blogging she would get a clue.

Client Pawticipation:  Does your purrson provide sufficient ways for your fans to contact you and for you to contact them? Yep, this one she is fine!

Pawticipation (Part II):  Does your purrson allow you to take part in fun blog-world special events, pawties, contests, and more? When Mom isn’t being lazy, yes she does!!  I will say pertaining to this, she does her best!

Client Satisfaction:  Are your friends purringly contented with what they see and read on your blog? BWAHHHH!! Now THAT’S a good one….HELL NO!!  I have a lot I could say about that one but think I will quit while I am ahead!!! MOL! MOL! MOL!!


Overall rating and comments and suggestions for improvement (in your own words):

                                                                (  )  High                                Four paws
                                                                (x  )  Medium                     Two paws
                                                                (  )  Low                                                One paw
                                                                (  )  Worse than low         Claw swipe
                                                                (  )  Pawful                           0 (zero)


I guess after going through this list Mom isn’t QUITE as bad as I previously thought.

Where she DID drop the ball, BIG TIME, is she was supposed to be winging her way to the BlogPaws Conference 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee tomorrow with many of her furiends. Well, due to poor financial planning on her part (as in, she didn’t want to be kicked out of the hotel and find herself on the street like a kitty with no home), Mom had to cancel the trip. Mom DID have the airline ticket all paid for too...what a LOSER!!!



This would have been her fourth BlogPaws conference and the first that she wasn’t sponsored. The two companies that Mom and I blog for regularly are not attending the conference this year, hence no sponsor.

Guess we are staying put this year!


Mom waited til maybe two weeks before the conference to look for a new sponsor because she was confident that she didn’t need one and could pay for the entire trip herself. Once she realized that Dakota and I wouldn’t be able to eat if she went on this trip, she was forced to cancel.  I want to be mean about this because Mom should have planned better, but Mom is extremely sad and depressed so I am going to cut her some slack.



Mom was so excited to  be a finalist in the Nose-to-Nose Awards for the photo she took of me, and wanted to savor every moment because God knows it is highly unlikely Mom will ever in life be a finalist for a blogging award again. She also wanted to cheer everyone else on and wish them good luck in pawson.



Guess that wasn’t meant to be this time around.

Mom wants me to tell you that she will deeply miss everyone and will pick herself up, brush herself off and know in her heart that “life goes on.”






There will be two less faces around the table this year. This photo is from last year I believe? See The Cat On My Head mom in the background? To the right. wearing   pink is MOM!!! 

To say Mom is sad is an understatement.

Mom and I both hope that everyone has a pawtastic time in Nashville and we are certain that they will.

I WOULD HAVE ROCKED MY COWBOY HAT!!!!



Love,
Cody





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92 comments:

  1. I am SO going to miss meeting your human at BlogPaws - and my human is going to miss seeing her too! :-( I think most humans have room for improvement when it comes to helping us kitties blog, so she is part of a very big and popular club!

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    1. Summer my Mom is BEYOND heartbroken that she won't get to FINALLY meet you in pawson at BlogPaws. I think she would be overcome by your beauty!! She is also sad that she won't see your human, she sees her every year and greatly looks forward to it! Hopefully, since your human and my Mom "hang" in the same circles, we will see each other before the year is out and hopefully she can bring YOU too!! Have a pawesome, pawesome time and please send my Mom's love to all! Love, Cody

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  2. MOUSES, Summer beat me. Well, we give your a 4 Paws up review for all you do and bummed not to see you this year. We'll pm and dm and I'll give you the scoop. xoxox

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    1. Thanks so much and I will be eagerly awaiting the "pm's and dm's"!!! You can count on it! Have a pawesome time and please send my love to all! xoxo

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  3. Oh no Caren!! Can't believe you're not going. I wanted to look for sponsors but Dec -April is high season for my job. So little time. But since I already purchased plane ticket, I'm going. You will be sorely missed!!!

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    1. Yes I am pretty upset too. I had purchased my ticket months ago. Thankfully Delta is giving me a $92 credit. Better than nothing! I will greatly miss you but have a pawtastic time!! xoxo

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  4. Hey, Cody! I think you mighta been just a leeeetle hard on the old gal--I know, I can't believe I am saying this either. Huh--must be something in the 'nip making me go soft.

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    1. I wasn't hard ENOUGH!!!! That is for sure!! Love, Cody

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  5. Awww....
    That was rubbing salt in your Mommy's wounds to give her a mediocre review...when she is feeling so sad about having to miss her blogpaws conference.

    We think her blogging skills and work are wonderfur!

    Sorry you won't be able to go. Caren.
    Neither is our meowmy, but then she wasn't planning to go, MOL!

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    1. Yep! That's how I roll!! MOL! It's her own fault!!
      Thank you for your kind albeit undeserved words MOL!!
      mom says she is hoping that one day she gets to meet you! That would be so pawesome!! Love, Cody

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    2. That would be awsome-pawsome!
      Maybe someday:))

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  6. Hey Cody,
    It's not easy being a snoopervisor.
    We think your Mom does a nice job, though.
    Purrs,
    the kitty brats

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  7. MOL - I love how the purrformance review has 3 different levels of bad... haha! And how sad for your mom :( I can imagine that it really sucks to not be able to go after planning on it. I had never really planned on it myself and it sucks LOL. Good luck in the awards. It would have been super fun to go in pawson this year as finalists.

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    1. you are a smart lady. I never quite thought of it like that "3 levels of bad" MOL!!! I am telling you my furiend one of these days I MUST meet you in person!!! Are you in Austin? I can't remember!!! I will be in Austin in the fall on a blogging trip and if you are in Austin we MUST make plans to connect!!!!!

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  8. I am sad on so many levels, but really really sad that Mom Caren isn't going to Blogpaws!! I can feel her anguish from here :'( xoxox

    Cody, I think your purrfurmance review was quite fair on the whole. There is room for improvement, but the poor clueless biped is trying her darndest!! There is always something to aim for! MOL

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    1. We just adore you and your Mom....thank you!

      Yep I should have been even HARDER on her, that is for sure!!!! We love you! Caren and Cody

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  9. Oh NOOOOOS! Your Mom isn't going to the BIG conference? I know she will really be missed but we totally understand the $$$ thing. That's why my Mom has NEVER been! At least you will not have to say goodbye to her today and won't have to try and hide in her suitcase....she'll be THERE with you. The purrrformance review is something I've been avoiding because while my Mom does a pretty good job, she's getting a bit LAX in other areas. I think you did a good job with your review. Not sure your Mom feels that way but we can' t make them happy ALL the time right Cody?

    Love, Sammy

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    1. Nope...Mom isn't going this time around. ARE YOU KIDDING SAMMY??!! Your Mom does an AMAZING JOB!! She should get a 4-paws UP for sure!!!! Love, Cody

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  10. I'm so sad that I won't see you at BlogPaws, Caren. But I wonder whether Cody is secretly happy that you won't be leaving him :-) Hugs to you, I'm sure that we'll all see you at another event sooner rather than later!

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    1. Ingrid I haven't seen you in soooooooo long (too long!!) that I am BEYOND HEARTBROKEN about not seeing you :( Not sure about Cody...Dad has been doing quite a bit of feeding lately and the little garbage can with fur and 4-legs is a tad over-smitten with him lol!!!!! Hoping you are right that I will see you sooner than later!

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  11. The mom certainly deserves lots of paws for supporting bloggers and leaving nice comments.
    I'm sad that she won't be able to go to Blogpaws.
    xxoo
    Maggie

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    1. Mom says thanks so much and don't forget....she did a damned good job on the book review she did for you too!! MOL MOL MOL!! Love, Cody

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  12. I'm so sad your mom isn't going. She was on the top of my assistant's list of people to meet. But there is always next year! The finances thing is an unfortunate part of human life. My assistant hasn't been able to afford to go in the past, but this year, somehow, she was able to swing it.

    But seriously, we are SO SAD you won't be there! And we are rooting for you in the awards!

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    1. Your Mom was on my Mom's "top list" of people to meet too and she is just heartbroken about it. Mom knows how it is to be nervous at your first BlogPaws conference and she was looking forward to giving your Mom a giant hug and share some meals and laughs with her and help her to feel at ease. Mom is certain your Mom will have a fabulous time and yes, who knows, maybe next year? Thanks so much about the awards. Mom is heartbroken. She was so honored to be a finalist and had a beautiful outfit to wear and was looking forward to the red carpet. But...things happen the way they are supposed to. Sending much love and have a fabulous time! Cody

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  13. Cody, you hold you human to very high standards about blogging, IMO. Although we are not going to Blogpaws anyway, we are sorry your Mom had to cancel her trip. That is a giant shame. You and I can follow along with those who are there and enjoy it vicariously.

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    1. Oh Simba, YES I DO!! My name is on this blog and I do NOT want my Mom ruining my rep!! Mom and I will be following on all social media, rest assured! We're too nosy not to MOL!!! Love, Cody

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  14. Cody, we actually think your mom does a great job with your blog, in every way. We're sorry she's going to miss BlogPaws, but that's life without a lottery win. Ha. Maybe she'll be able to go next year, but finances are limited for many of us. Better she feeds you and Dakota! :-)

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    1. Why thank you my furiend!!!!! "Life without a lottery win" MOL MOL MOL! So true! If Mom won the lottery (the biggie), she would BUY BlogPaws..........MOL MOL MOL!!!! Ah next year...who knows? Too far to think about right now. Taking things day by day. Oh yes, we by NO MEANS inferring that we are the only ones robbing Peter to pay Paul!!! So many are having a rough time (especially here in Michigan which has NEVER recovered from the financial hardships the rest of the country has faced). Mom is almost 60 and jobs for her are hard to find in the "real world" It's all good. As long as Dakota and I can eat, Mom is happy. God knows Mom can afford to skip a few meals! MOL! love, Cody

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  15. The head peep is so sorry your human is missing BlogPaws this year. Cody and Dakota are no doubt glad you're staying right where they think you belong.

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    1. yeah, Mom was looking forward to seeing you. Yes, you are right about Dakota and I. Love, Cody

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  16. Oh no....that's too bad...especially if she already paid for her airline ticket :(


    The Florida Furkids

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    1. the good news? Delta gave mom a $92 credit which she is going to use towards a trip she has to take in the fall :) Love, Cody

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  17. We're SO sorry your mom isn't able to make the conference. : ( Please tell her we'll miss seeing her so much. Give her a big warm kitty hug too.
    xoxo

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    1. Mom will miss you too and she is heartbroken that she can't finally meet KATIE! Mom was dying to meet Katie!!! She sends (((hugs))) and love back to all! xoxo

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  18. Aw Caren and Cody, I am so very sorry you guys can't go to conference this year :(
    This year was going to be the first time I was going to BlogPaws, unfortunately my financial situation wouldn't allow me to go either. :( :(
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Oh no Jenna I am so deeply, deeply sorry that you can't make it either. Maybe next year we will BOTH be there and I will finally get to meet you! How cool would THAT be!!! xoxoxo

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    1. I am so sorry for you too. I have been doing nothing but crying :(

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  20. Oh Caren, we are so sorry you can't go to Blog Paws. We know you are disappointed and everyone will sure miss you. So Sad. Don't feel like the lone ranger. We couldn't possibly afford to go either.

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    1. Thanks so much Marg, that means so much. You are definitely NOT "the lone ranger" and I will tell you, if ANYONE deserves to go at some point, it is YOU. You are loved by so many and one day I hope to see you there for sure! xoxo

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  21. We are so sorry that your mom won't be at BlogPaws, Cody! We will miss seeing her. We hope that she is able to live vicariously through all of the photos and posts everyone will be sharing over the course of the week!

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    1. Thanks so much. Mom will miss seeing you too. Yes, Mom will be following everything for sure. Love, Cody

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  22. We're sorry your mom isn't able to go to BlogPaws this year but foods are more important! Our mommy was looking forward to meeting her but there'll always be another year!

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    1. Ohhhh Noooooooooo!! Either Mom forgot, or she never knew that you were attending! Now she is even MORE heartbroken!!! Have a wonderful time! Love, Cody

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  23. That is sad, being nominated is such an honor and it would have been great for her to enjoy it all. That is sweet of her to put you and Dakota first and want to afford your food despite the poor review you gave her.

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    1. well, look at it this way. If Mom hadn't been such a loser, she could have gone! Love, Cody

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  24. Your mom tries really hard to keep you and your readers happy, Cody. We can see it and appreciate her work. And MOUSES! on not being able to go to the BlogPaws Conference. But you know what? Our mom can't afford to go either! She says maybe someday at one of the west side ones. And you know what else? Looks like lots of the cool kids will be staying home and holding down the fort while our friends are away!

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    1. Awww you guys are sooo sweet! THANK YOU!!! OMC we are so sorry that you couldn't afford to go either ...NOT FAIR!!!! I like how you think: "looks like lots of the cool kids will be staying home and holding down the fort while our friends are away" I LIKE how you think!!!! One of these years Mom is hoping to FINALLY meet you! Love, Cody

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  25. Really, the humans are only here to tend to the cat's needs, so your human should not have even planned on going ANYWHERE...ever! I wanted to go to BlogPaws, but financial restrictions are just that...restrictive! Maybe next year, Caren, we can figure out a way to share costs, since we are both flying out of Metro Airport!

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    1. You are so right! Yes, we live in the state that is STILL in financial hell! Actually the plane ticket was paid for MONTHS ago. I bought that quite a while back and am thankfully getting $92 in credit that can be used towards another flight. It was the HOTEL and I can't do the "roomie" thing....I don't have the personality for that, plus, with my kidney stone issue when I "gotta go, i gotta go" and NO ONE better be in the bathroom lol. Plus, I like my room FREEZING and not many can handle that.

      It was the spending money (for the few meals that aren't provided since I was arriving Wednesday)...I didn't want to move to the alternate hotel which was MUCH less expensive because for BlogPaws I think it is important to be on-site. You miss much too much when you are off-site for BlogPaws.

      I could have spread the payment out on numerous credit cards but that would have just added to our situation.

      It is all my fault, I should have realized I would need a sponsor (I really only needed a PARTIAL sponsorship since I had the airline ticket and BP paid my registration). It was all the hotel and extras. I started looking for one about 2 weeks before the conference and you can't do that.

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  26. Oh no, Cody. My mom is so sad that she won't get to meet your mom at BlogPaws. I think your review was pretty fair. I haven't done one for mom because we are still pretty new at this and she is still trying to figure things out. I think I will expect a big improvement after BlogPaws!

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    1. Mom is quite heartbroken that she won't get to meet your Mom either. Mom has been to THREE BlogPaws...has she applied what she has learned? That is a rhetorical question best left unanswered. Love, Cody

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  27. Okay Cody, tell mom to start saving for next year. That should work. I'm just saying. I'm so sorry your mom is not going, but she'll be home with you and that rocks.

    Have a purrfect day Cody. My best to your sad mom. ♥♥♥

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    1. Funny you mentioned that. Mom DID have an envelope she was stuffing cash into for BlogPaws. She started it last year. Sadly, she was forced to "dip" into it. Mom did start that right after last year's conference and will do the same this year. Life happens! Love, Cody

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  28. Dang Cody. I'm just as glad we're not headed to BlogPaws cause it won't be a real BlogPaws without your Mom there! We're totally sponsorless too so we can relate.

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    1. Awww Brian THANK YOU!!!!!!! That made my Mom smile BIG TIME!!!! Mom has been to a few events when your Dad wasn't there and she was quite sad. Mom went to so many sessions with your Dad in Virginia, they had a blast! Mom missed him at last year's BlogPaws big time! It wasn't the same without him. You and your Dad deserve TONS OF SPONSORS!!! Love, Cody

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  29. Cody we think you and your Mom do such a fantastic job with your blog and you have such wonderful posts and photos and information you share. We are truly sorry your Mom is unable to go to BP. We understand our Mom can't go either. But just think she can start now and plan for next year!

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    1. You are way too kind!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! You are right! All of us should start our little envelopes for next year right now! Well, Mom did that last year but had to "dip" into it....she should have hid it where she couldn't get to it. Love, Cody

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  30. Oh Cody! Mes thinks your Mommy does a pawsome job on your blog! And mes thinks that purrhaps yous was a little too toughs on her, especially when she did not get sponsored to goes this year. Mes thinks yous should giver her lots of extra cuddles and snuggles and re-do her review (which reminds me mes should redo my mommy's)
    Loves yous and your Mommy lots!
    Special Nellie Kisses (like I does to my Mommy, on the lips) to your Mommy and yous Cody
    Nellie
    PS Don't forgets to enter the Finish the Sentence Game today!

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    1. Thank you Nellie!!!!! But no, I am NOT re-doing her review! Who waits til a week and a half before a conference to try and get a sponsor? Only those with not too many brain cells do something as STUPID as that!
      I will do my best to get over there but Mom was in a BAD funk this past weekend and is trying to dig through over 150 emails. If we don't get there today, please forgive us! Love, Cody

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  31. Caren, I have a free blogpaws ticket. I posted it on my blog. I agree though, that the extras add up, and it IS important to be staying at the conference hotel. Too bad! I can't go either.

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    1. Thanks Ann but I wish the ticket had been the issue because that is minor indeed! BlogPaws was paying my registration because I am a Nose-to-Nose finalist. I had my air fare paid for too. It was the hotel and extra spending money that I didn't have but thanks so much. Terribly sorry that you can't make it this year either.

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  32. Holy Catnip! Cody, Cody, Cody . . . sigh. Don't you know? My Mom writes for me, too, and a long time ago, my brother, Bogart, taught me how to get her motivated . . . So here's what you have to do: You have to bring her presents!! Lots of presents. To let her know how much you appreciate all the work she does. Bugs, lizards and mice work nicely. And remember, bugs are like diamonds, meaning, "The bigger the better." Why, just the other day I jumped up on my Mom's desk and dropped a nice fat beetle right in front of her computer. She was soooo happy that she screamed and jumped up onto the credenza behind her. Now, that's motivation!! So you see, you might just try changing your tactics a little bit, and then you might get your Mom to do what you want her to do.

    As for not going to the conference -- I'll bet your Mom has even bigger and better nominations next year, and maybe she'll get to go to the conference then!

    Please let me know if you need any more advice. I learned everything I know from my big brother.

    Your pal,
    Buckley Bergdorf
    Cat Detective

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    1. Buckley!! You are sooooooooo sweet to stop by!! Wow! With all of the impawtant detective work that you do, you had time for ME??!! I am BEYOND FLATTERED!!! I DO bring Mom presents! I give her my mousey by my food bowl EVERY DAY!! It STILL does not motivate her!!

      Mom and I most definitely appreciate all of your advice! You mean the WORLD to us!!! Love, Cody and Caren

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    2. oh and I forgot to add, a BEETLE!! OMC MOM WOULD DIE!! Love, Cody

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  33. We know it's important to keep the humans in line by being strict, Cody. But we think your Mom does a pretty darn good job with your blog (and Dakota's, too). :)

    We're very sorry to hear that she can't go to BlogPaws, especially because she was so looking forward to it. Maybe next year (for her and us, too).

    Hugs1

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    1. Oh you are just partial!! MOL MOL!!! But Mom thanks you!
      Mom is devastated that you can't attend either.....but as I think the Colehaus Cats said, we will be there to hold down the fort!!!! Hoping to see you at least some event in the not-too-distant future! We love you!

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  34. dood....werd on de streetz iz yur mom iz knot abe bull ta go two blogpaws....

    uh....sew like what R ya gonna due with de 89,544 cases oh fish that bee shipped out that everee one wuz gonna eat at yur houz trashin partee while yur mom wuz gone....ya noe fish willna keep but fora few dayz.....

    dont suppoze ya got a mega large reel lee soooper big freezer due ya ....

    if ya want help textin the 17,944 cats that wuz gonna BEE at yur houz..........let uz noe...ore ..... can ya recommend a reel lee nice pic nic park ?

    tell yur mom ya all reddy winned yur category any way....N ta bee lookin for yur trofee in de mail.....we noe her wuz reel lee lookin for werd two thiz

    sorree ~~~~~

    ♥♥

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    1. ROFLMAO about the 89,544 cases of FISH!! OMC OMC OMC TOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hmmm...maybe I should ship them to BlogPaws??? LOTS of kitties will be there and they would LOVE IT!!!

      Yeah we WISH we won the trophy!!!! Paws crossed but we are doubting we did :(

      Much LOVE!!!!!!!
      xoxo Cody

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  35. Your mom does a pawsome job with your blog ? Does she know that she's one of the five cat bloggers who inspire Mum the most ?
    We're so sorry for her she had to cancel BlogPaws : we send her purrs of comfort and gentle headbutts. Purrs

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    1. Ohhh you are the SWEETEST! THANK YOU!! You inspire my mom too!!! You do such a good job!
      Thank you so much for your kind words, you REALLY made my Mom smile! Love, Cody

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  36. Oh No Cody. We so wanted to meet yous mommy. Ifin she didn't have to pay all da motel bill kuld she still go? Weez kuld use a roommate ifin she wants. Let us know. lexi.dezi@yahoo.com

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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    1. You are too kind!! Thank you! Just emailed you!! Mom cancelled the flight and the hotel yesterday...plus Mom is NOT a good roommate! lol. Mom likes to keep the room FREEZING COLD and she is a moody cuss!!! It means so much that you offered, though. THANK YOU ! Have a fabulous time, Mom wanted to meet you too, I am sure we will meet one day! xoxo

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  37. We were so shocked to hear she is not coming. That really stinks! It is not cheap, but we scrape it together...actually, I have to pay for my mom and sister! We will miss seeing your mom this year!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah....couldn't scrape the hotel together. Tried. Mom said she will miss seeing your Mom too and all of you, big time!

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  38. The mom is so disappointed you won't be there. After all, you're her flying buddy! :)

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    1. Mom is BEYOND heartbroken and she soo wanted to see you :( Thank goodness you live in Michigan though so she can ;) Love, Cody

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  39. Oh Caren, no. We are just going to miss your smiling face terribly. What a big loss to all of us. We hope to see you again soon. you will be missed a lot! - Alana.

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    1. Alana thanks so much!!! I ALWAYS adore seeing you! I am heartbroken. I was trying to find a way, but would have ended up with no spending money and it would have taken a couple of credit cards over the edge for the hotel. I just couldn't do that. Hopefully I will be able to see you before the year is out. Have a fabulous time, I know you will! Please send my love to all!!! xoxo

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  40. Caren - I will dearly miss the Lucy to my Ethel... my partner in cat crime... but bills do have to be paid and I do know this was not an easy decision to make. You will be with me in spirit, I can assure you of that! Cody - I know this was supposed to be your Mom's PurrFurMance Review, but cut her just a tiny bit of slack on this one and give her some extra snuggles and purrs for taking such good care of you! xoxo - Deb

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    1. Oh Deb, I have tears in my eyes :( From Cody: I did Auntie Deb, Mom was so sad last night while she was on Instagram looking at everyone's photos. I came and sat by her HEAD and let her pet me. Love, Cody...PS: Mom said to please send her love to everyone!!!

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  41. Cody, tell your ,more that m will whomever too a d would prefer to be going....but her body could not handle the trip. Maybe the two of you should drown your sorrows together.

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    1. I am so sorry about "M" but your idea sounds like a plan!!! Love, Cody

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  42. Sorry to hear your mom isn't going, Cody.

    Purrs and hugs to you both,
    Athena and Marie xx

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  43. Human are lazy being. Not easy to have them do a proper job on our blogs. That’s the way it is. Human are human, real imperfect creature. Not like us !
    But you will have to be nice with you mum. She seems to be real depressed about not being able to attend the Blogpaws conference.
    Ronrons
    Hisia

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  44. Sorry you can't make it to Blogpaws this year - neither can we! At least everyone is okay, so glad there wasn't a vet emergency. :) Life happens, don't let Cody make you feel bad; your picture of him is amazing!

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    1. I am so sorry you couldn't make it either. Yes, you are right, thank God it wasn't a vet emergency. That would have been unthinkable. Thanks so much about Cody's photo too!!

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  45. Oh Caren, sorry to hear that you weren't able to go to BlogPaws in the end, that's so disappointing. Cody, please give your Mom some extra luvvins to help cheer her up. We're glad your cut her slack on her PurrFurMance Review, you are a good kitty.

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  46. Oh my Cody i am glad you cut Mum some slack..it;s not easy being a cat servant/dog servant..really..and we are super sad Mum is not going..if it's any consolation neither are we ..go figure hahaa...i guess that Qantas the flying roo may one day sponsor me..you never know..need a vote first :) so Mum must be doing good then...critique over now go be nice to your Mum xxxxx

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  47. Cody, you should cut your mommy some slack. She's doing a great job! And your pictures are getting much better :)

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