Sunday, April 14, 2024

I’m Going to Blogpaws 2010!

I'm going to BlogPaws 2010 badgeThe guy at the top of this blog started all this blogging business for me. As I discovered, I had quite a bit to write about, but it was his imminent loss that compelled me to get in touch with the animal-loving community in this unique way.

I started this blog in January 2009, and only posted once or twice a month until I lost Namir in July 2009. I wrote two posts about him, and about loss, in that month, then began posting weekly, then more and more frequently as I found a community of others just as passionate about my animal companions and animals in general.

It’s been a wonderful way to spend a little over a year, and it’s shown me a means of communication I was apparently waiting for because now I have four blogs including The Creative Cat—Today, my daily photo blog was second, Portraits of Animals Marketplace is a great place for me to feature new works in a way I never could before, and What’s New in Bernadette’s Studio makes a feature including all my commercial and fine art, writing, photography and all else that I used to do manually. That’s not enough, because I’ll soon be setting up another one or two. Since I guess I’ll be doing this full time, it’s a good idea to get together with other bloggers and learn as much as I can, plus make connections with other people who are blogging about pets and animals.

I’ll also have the opportunity to include three pieces of artwork in the silent auction. Half of the sale price will go to benefit animal welfare.

I also hope to come back with lots of wonderful ideas to share with my customers too, as I set them up on blogs.

Read more about Blogpaws 2010 on their blog!


From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

4 thoughts on “I’m Going to Blogpaws 2010!

  • Queenslady, Sugar sounds like a real princess–copper eyes, I’d love to see a photo! But those who adopted us are very, very special relationships; some of those who “showed up on my porch” ended up being ones with some serious medical or emothional issues, and I was glad they did for what I could give them and what they taught me. I’m not sure if you read “To love that well…”, which is my story of losing my first cat and how I did it all wrong, or “The Unintended Gift”, which is the story of my first kitten, another early loss, but those experiences, as you said, are healed but I can still see them down the road behind me, always a memory. It’s very important to share these things. Thanks for visiting.

  • Queenslady

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Luckily these days I am at the beginning of a journey with Roosevelt and Samantha who adopted me, and Sugar living the high life as a white, copper eyed Persian who wows visitors with her sit-up-straight “show time” poise, looking directly at the guests. But, I still remember back over 30 years ago when I “lost” my Llasa Apso CiCi – carrying her dead body to the animal shelter with tears rolling down my face and a pain in my heart which has healed but will always be there down memory lane.

  • This is the first time in years I haven’t had a cat who needed critical care, and a friend who’s a lot more knowledgeable about cats who lives across the street and can come to visit!

    It’s not easy no matter when, that’s why we have to create lots and lots of good memories.

  • Oh I am glad you are going to Blog Paws. I want to hear all about it. I can’t go, too many animals and no one to take care of them. Good for you to be going. I just started blogging a year ago also and I really enjoy it. Most of the bloggers are such nice people and I enjoy so much reading about all the animals and getting to know all of them too. Sorry that you lost Namir. I lost my oldest cat Squeaky on Dec. 23rd and it is so hard to lose them but I have wondreful memories of her.
    Have a great week end. Give all your cats a big hug for me or maybe not.


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