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Monday, June 14, 2010

Mom I Wanna Go To Bark World Expo!

Well, maybe, maybe not .... Read this post!

Mom has been chattering away about BarkWorld Expo for amany months now. The event is August 20-22 in some place called Atlanta which mom says is a cool place. It is also far away from Furginia and she is going to drive. That means I could go with her because the hotel is pet friendly. But I think she wants to leave me at home with dad.

Her reasons are, in my opinion, weak. Okay, maybe the first one makes a little sense. I am not the best car rider in the world. It's 10 hours which is about 4 hours longer than my longest trip. Mom says she cannot take 8 hours of my high pitch whining.

Her other reason is that I have not been around a lot of people and dogs. But who wouldn't want to meet me? When I meet new people I greet them by putting my paws on their shoulder and giving them a big Yoda Smooch. Surely that would make everyone love me. Right?

Well, what do you, my pals think? Be honest with me - don't pull any punches.

Why is mom so excited? Well she has been on something called the Advisory Committee with the staff of some of my bestest pals on Twitter and Facebook: Frugal Dougal, Mattie Dog, Brutus the Dane, the Trailer Park Dogs, Hank the Doggy, Cosmo Havanese, and Da Shibbering Cheetos. The whole effort is being led by my pal Frankie Beans' (aka Frankie El Perro) mom Denise. This is a to die for event and mom wants to meet all these staff people. I know that most of my pals won't be going either, but still .....

The Expo is going to be all about social media and the wonderful on line animal community. There is something for people who have never thought about letting their pets tweet or have a blog or Facebook page, and something for those of us that have been at it for a while, and something for people who have businesses that sell stuff to our community. There is also going to be lots of non-profit people who want to learn how to do better raising money for their anipal causes. You have GOT to check out the main speakers (humans call them keynote speakers) and the schedule.

When you look at the names of the humans doing the sessions, you will see an awful lot of my pals staff. This is going to be THE EVENT of the anipal social season. So those of us left behind have to have our own pawty so our humans can go and have a great time in Atlanta!

See - I can be good in the car!


Huntyr said...

tell your momma to get some "rescue remedy" at the health food store. Pricey but helps alot.
Dont need much, is NOT a drug.

Momma sells young living essential oils so she also puts "peace and calming" oil on me for long trips.
Between the two I am MUCH calmer in car rides and storms.

Backcountry Brodie said...

I agree wif you buddy, her eggskooses be very weak. So you does the hi pitch whining. Wot does hoomans think they invented earplugs for? And wot's a little Yoda smooch amungst dog-lubbing peeples?

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I see no problem with you going to this Dawg event. Tell you mom to get some nice calming meds. from HER V.E.T. and she will do just fine.
What is her objection to your singing your 99 boxes of Milkbones on the Wall while you are riding along??? Strange. These two leggers are just STRANGE.
I know that the two leggers in Atlanta would be just thrilled to have your paws on their shoulders.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh! My! My mom wants to go to this event. She's been very bad not communicating with my Twitter group. She plans to check the event again cause she was not sure if she can bring ME. Most dog events only allowed dogs who are only participating in the event show. Would LOVE to hear more so definitely keep us posted or you can email us at rockstarpooch@gmail.com. If I come along ... a long car ride for me which I enjoy. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Cathy Keisha said...

Hotlanta is called Hotlanta for a reason. In August, it will be unbearable. You should stay home with your Dad where you two can drink bacon beer and do some male bonding. Of course, I can say that cos I'm a cat and my Ma isn't going.

Two French Bulldogs said...

You gotta stay home. Give mom sad eyes before she leaves, it's a gaurentee she will bring you lots of presents. The fancy pants event sounds pretty cool
Benny & Lily

Mariodacat said...

Me thinks you should stay home with daddy cuz he's going to be very lonesome with everyone gone. You has to take care of him. Besides, M says HOTLANTA is just dat - HOT.

Busy Buttons said...

I'm betting that your mom might get in trouble if she shows up without you. All those other anipals' staffs will want to meet you!

JacksDad said...

What a nice event! I wish we had something like that out here!!

Unknown said...

May be your mom can let you have a bit more car ride practice first and she can also prepare something which can help you overcome long journey car ride problems. Hope you get there with her at last.

Anonymous said...

I hope you get to go Yoda! You're so cute people will take your photo too.