Saturday, December 22, 2012

Photo Hunt - Kindness

Today's Photo Hunt theme is "kindness".  Everyone in the CB has shown kindness to Mom Paula and to us since she started blogging back in June 2008 with Sweet Praline.  

Mom Paula has met some of the CB moms and dads in person in her travels and they've shown nothing but kindness to her.  Jasper McKitten-Cat's dad, Dean, was the first cat blogger to introduce Mom Paula to the CB.  Dr. Dean was treating Mom Paula for some back problems and Mom Paula was facing a foot surgery and she was a little down.  Dr. Dean told Mom Paula about the CB and once Mom Paula started, she hasn't stopped.  Dr. Dean shows so much kindness to Mom Paula and to others in the CB.
Dad Dean and Mom Paula

The very first CB person she met was Renea who was Tybalt's mom and they lived in Atlanta, GA.  Renea met Mom Paula at the hotel for a quick dinner before Mom Paula drove back to SC from Atlanta (about a 4 hour drive), but they enjoyed each other's company so much that Mom Paula didn't leave Atlanta until about 9:00 pm that night.  Unfortunately, Tybalt doesn't blog anymore because Miss Renea is now Mrs. Renea and has two little humans.  Mom Paula still communicates with her on FB.
Mom Paula and Renea (September 2008)

Mom Paula traveled to Washington, DC in June 2010 and had the honor of meeting Auntie Deb from the Taylor Catsssss.  Auntie Deb and Mom Paula became fast friends and talked on the telephone constantly.  Auntie Deb helped Mom Paula name us!  They sat on the phone and researched New Orleans/French desserts that had a white/silver coloring.  Mom Paula spent a few days with Auntie Deb in June 2011 right after losing Sweet Praline.  They spent hours talking to each other and Auntie Deb's family showed so much kindness to Mom Paula.  
Auntie Deb and Mom Paula

In August 2010, Mom Paula traveled to Providence, RI.  While she was there, she was able to meet Laure Jones (The Misadventures of Me) and Laura Fritz (Lilly Lu, Iris and Maxie).  Mom Paula had just had shoulder surgery a few weeks earlier, so she wasn't able to get out too much, so Laure and Laura met her for dinner at the hotel restaurant.  They didn't get any pictures though!

April 2011 brought Bonnie (Chey's mom) to South Carolina. Mom Paula met Bonnie and her husband  (aka The Male) at a steak house and spent a few hours getting to know each other.  Mom Paula recently traveled to Seattle, WA this past summer and Bonnie showed much kindness to Mom Paula by showing her around the area after her meetings.  Mom Paula and Bonnie talk on the phone frequently, too.
 Mom Paula and Bonnie

Mom Paula loves to go to cat shows.  There used to be a cat show every year in Columbia, SC, but for some reason, they stopped.  In July 2011, right before we came to live with Mom Paula, the TICA cat show came to Columbia, SC.  Mom Paula was lucky to meet William and Carol McRee (Krasota Castle).  William and Carol breed and show Russians and Nebelungs and live about 1.5 hours away from us.  They have some beautiful cats and gave us our first present from members of the CB:  our Gamecock bandanas.  Mom Paula had her camera that day, but forgot to take a picture.

Mom Paula traveled to San Francisco in August 2011 and was able to meet several of the "old timer" cat bloggers at a local restaurant.  There was a major flight delay and everyone had been at the restaurant almost 2 hours before Mom Paula made it.  The food and company were delicious and Mom Paula appreciates the kindness that was shown to her.
Susie Barnes McGavin (Cat Banter with Kimo and Sabi), Amar Chaudhary (CatSynth)Michelle Calvo (Diva Kitty and the Fluffies)Karen Nichols (Skeezix the Cat), and Mom Paula.  Amanda Sava from PB&J was there but had to leave before the picture was taken..

Chicago was the next stop for Mom Paula and she finally met Laila and Minchie's mom - Peggy.  Laila and Minchie were the very first Secret Paws that sent a package to Sweet Praline.  Mom Paula and Peggy began talking through email, which led to telephone conversations, which led to a visit in Chicago.  Mom Paula was able to spend a couple of days with Mom Peggy and once again, the kindness of the cat bloggers was evident.  Better watch out when Mom Paula and Mom Peggy get on the telephone because they talk for hours!
Peggy and Mom Paula

Mom Paula enjoys meeting all of the humans behind the cats and hopes to meet many more.  She's scheduled to travel to Florida in a few months and is crossing her fingers she gets to meet a few more.  The kindness of the CB is amazing and we love all of you.  Just in case you thought we'd forget to show a picture of us today - here you are!

Oops!  We totally forgot to mention that Mom Paula met Marg of Marg's Animals.  It was another one of Mom Paula's overnight business trips to the upper part of the state.  Mom Paula and Marg went to eat at a local restaurant in Anderson, SC and spent a couple of hours together.  They could have chatted lots longer, but Mom Paula had to get to her meeting.  They also forgot to take pictures, but that doesn't make the visit any less important or memorable.  Mom Paula and Marg continue to chat through email and on the telephone.  

Would you like to comment?

  1. What a wonderful post. Our Mom hopes to meet some bloggers someday. She doesn't travel much and we live in a rural part of Oklahoma, but maybe someday. Purrfect "kindness" photohunt pics. Happy Caturday!

  2. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Some of my dearest friends are friends I've met through blogging, although none of them happen to be cat bloggers.

    Have a lovely weekend and we wish you all a blessed and very Merry Christmas!

  3. That is one benefit of having your human travel a lot - they get to meet lots of other humans with blogging kitties! My human has met quite a few, but at conferences. She hopes to one day meet yours!

  4. This is such a wonderful post!!! The blogosphere is an amazing place! How cool that mom Paula has been able to meet so many of her blogging friends!!
    : )

  5. WE have to agree that our blogger friends are the best and your Mom Paula is so lucky to meet so many of them. We enjoyed meeting Mom Paula too. Glad you girls got your picture in there too. That was fun seeing everyone in pictures. Have a great week end.

  6. Great post, Mom Paula! You are definitely the Ambassador of the CB! We had SO much fun when you came to stay with us earlier this year. Hope to have you spend time with us again in the future! We truly value your friendship.

  7. How fun to put faces to names. And to know Mom Paula is well taken care of when she's away from you two.

  8. We loved getting to see all the bloggers you have met. I think you have met more than our person! And it was great letting you worship at my feet. I cannot believe you did not mention MY kindness to you...


  9. kindness,... its the best.It has been delightful visiting you throughout this year. Thank you for your visits and for the time you took to leave us comments here too. We look forward very much to more time shared in 2013! and here is wishing it to be a peaceful, healthy and happy new year. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx

  10. How pawsome! My mom has met some of my furriends moms behind the blogs...but I'm a bit miffed that I've never been able to meet anyone. Sigh.

    Mom says that she'd love to pet your silky furs...someday.

    xoxo Cory

  11. You are so fortunate to be able to travel to meet other bloggers. It must be such fun - meeting the bloggers, not traveling for meetings. :)

  12. That's sooo cool that you gotted to meet all those fellow bloggers!

  13. I am happy to have met you and Laura as well. The company and dimner was wonderful!

  14. This is such a great post...how nice that Mom Paula got to meet so many bloggers. Our mom hopes she can meet lots of the other bloggers someday, like Mom Paula, though she feels like she knows so many of them already!

  15. Whoa! This is like a Who's Who of the CB. Yo Brulee and Truffle, I hate it when TW makes friends with my furrends' humans.

  16. It's really nice to meet blogging friends, isn't it? We're looking forward to Orlando 2013!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  17. Isnt it just wonderful to meet the blogging humans. Hopefully next time mum is over the pond it will be her too.. Hugs GJ xx

  18. It is totally paw some that Mom Paula got to meet so many moms and dads and even more wonderful that many have become good friends. Perhaps when she comes to Sydney we could meet too and extend this friendship tradition internationally.

    Have a good Christmas!

  19. what fun and how lucky Mom Paula was to meet so many wonderful bloggers! That was wonderful of her to share this with us!

  20. Your mom has traveled a lot and met many bloggers. Our mum has met some too and says it is lovely to be able to meet up face to face.

  21. Such a great bunch of pals and I enjoyedmseeing all of the pics!

  22. Yeah it is nice for our mum's and dad's to meet. Mum met Junior's mum Rhonda, Chey's beans, then Whiskerconsin TabbyMom Jen and The Crew's mum. Not as many, but still fun.


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