There was so much going on at BlogPaws that I had to break up my posts into several parts: BlogPaws Part 1, BlogPaws Part 2! I had such a great time, as usual, and was able to learn some new things, meet new people, and find out about cool products!
Friday afternoon was packed with great workshops, networking, yappy hour, book signings and The Do It Yourself Event, hosted by Pets Add Life (Pal.) and Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation (Habri)! Please take a few moments to visit their websites to see all the good work they do!
In addition to learning new things at the workshops, and during the keynote, lunch was also a great learning experience. BlogPaws introduced Lunch Pack Leader Discussions this year. There were several tables dedicated to a number of topics! I had the pleasure of sitting down with Lydia Best of Everything and The Dog. Lydia’s topic was something near and dear to her: 2 Million Dogs.
From the 2 Million Dogs website:
The story of 2 Million Dogs began with a man and his two dogs who embarked on a walk from Austin, TX to Boston, MA inspired by the loss of his Great Pyrenees to cancer. Some of you have heard the story of Hudson, Murphy, and Luke Robinson.
They walked from town to town sharing Malcolm’s story and educating people about cancer in dogs and as they built a nationwide grassroots movement, Mr. Robinson had a vision: 2,000,000 dogs walking simultaneously all across the United States for cancer. If 2 dogs could walk over 2,000 miles surely it was possible!
And that’s how the 2 Million Dogs Foundation was born and the legacy that started out with just a man who lost his beloved dog continues…
I browsed the states that are participating and noticed that Indiana wasn’t on the list! Hmmmmm – I think we need to change that! Canine cancer is a serious problem that affects a number of dogs each year. Just as research is important for cancer in humans, research is needed for canine cancer. The website states, “Veterinarian Oncologists believe there are between 4 and 8 million new cases of cancer in companion animals every year. Most of those never receive adequate care or treatment.”
Lydia did a great job of having a lunch group discussion regarding canine cancer and 2 Million Dogs! To learn more, to get involved, and/or to make a donation, visit 2 Million Dogs by clicking here.
I believe the Lunch Pack Leader Discussions were a hit and I hope to see them brought back next year!
Friday afternoon brought more workshops and visiting the brands at their tables! I was excited to see the folks from Tagg – The Pet Tracker there! We have worked together a few times and I love that they are so committed to making sure our pets get home quickly should they get out. Accidents happen and the last thing you want is for your dog to be lost!
Tagg – The Pet Tracker is an advanced GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking system for your dog. While ID tags and microchipping are highly recommended to help identify your pet should they get lost, the Tagg system allows you, the dog’s owner, to locate your dog quickly via your mobile device or computer.
To learn more about Tagg – The Pet Tracker and to purchase one for your dog, visit their website:
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