Today’s BlogPaws post is a rerun from my very first BlogPaws, since I’m still healing from surgery a month ago, and this year’s BlogPaws is next week. Some days are better than others, but my focus factor is still off. I’ll post an update at the bottom.
We’re playing catch up today. We’ll start with Blog Paws, since it’s been nearly a week and I haven’t filled y’all in. Ready?
I don’t have a whole lot of pictures, which is unlike me. I didn’t attend any workshops, or even keynote speeches. I was lucky to make it to meals without being kicked out of the dining hall. Even then, I only had breakfast in the dining room.
It’s difficult to sit quietly in a classroom or auditorium when you’re trailing a cage of peeping chicks. Five peeping chicks. Not only is the noise a distraction, people turn and want to hold a chick. Speakers frown upon those kinds of distractions.
Why did we have chicks at Blog Paws? Suzy thought it would be fun, since I feature these guys here frequently.
Just for fun. And it was! I hope that you all stopped by and held a chick. Besides the noise and distractability factor, I couldn’t leave the booth because there was a steady stream of people coming by to hold and photograph the chicks.
I’d be lying if I said the chicks were the only reason people stopped in.
Jenks was a repeat customer, coming through again and again and choosing his own chew. Jones Natural Chews was a Blog Paws sponsor this year and dogs were fanatical about the booth.
It was more fun than I can tell you, meeting so many of you in person, meeting many of your gorgeous dogs. Dogs like Pixel:
And this ADORABLE Corgi from Chronicles of Cardigan!! *squeeeeee*
There was even a HUGE rabbit!
It was an amazing weekend. 🙂
I saw my oncologist yesterday for the first time in nearly two months. He says I’m healing well. He wants me to start my six months of chemo ASAP, so I’ll be asking the surgeon next week how soon that can be. But the doctor threw out the week after the 4th of July as my start date, which is perfect. All my BlogPaws company will be gone and home, and my sister and her family will have visited and gone. Perfect.
The nurse says that about halfway through the chemo process, they’ll probably take a break and do a CT scan to check for wandering cancer cells. She says, because two of the lymph nodes still had live cancer cells when the surgeon removed things, that the lymphatic system may be compromised. That’s not what I wanted to hear, but we’re going to do what we have to do.
Last, but NEVER least, click this sentence to open a new window with the Dino Bone giveaway, scroll down to the Rafflecopter, and click for instructions on how to enter! The contest ends this weekend, so do it now! And tweet daily to improve your chances of winning!
Spreading the good chews …