One of these years, I'll make it to Blogpaws. Really I will. I'd like to go. Will I bring Elka, though? No, probably not.
I happily bring her to New Jersey at Christmas, or to North Carolina on vacation, but though the trip itself is somewhat stressful, the rest of the vacation really isn't. She gets to lounge around with people she likes and appreciates in a relatively calm environment.
(Relatively. We Donohues, when gotten together, can get a little loud and rowdy.)
Blogpaws, though? She would hate it. And managing that would make me miserable too.
Even without attending Blogpaws, I've still learned from those who have!
Laurie Luck, at Smart Dog University: The Difference Between Dog Owners and Dog Trainers
Mrs. Taleteller, from Tales and Tails: So why Go To a Pet Blog Conference
(I don't really "get" SEO either. It's one of those things that I know will be good for me and the blog, and I try to read about, but I just glaze over every time I start to try)
And oh yeah, Jodi Chick at Kol's Notes won the Best Bark Blog! Congratulations to her!
I'd be lying if I said I didn't envy all the swag that people who go to Blog Paws get, like Oskar's mom, who had to ship her haul home! We all like swag, right? Right!
Even though I stayed home, I'm eagerly reading everybody's posts about their experiences. If I can't learn by going, I can learn what you learned.