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May 20, 2013

packed myself

BlogPaws was this past weekend in Tyson’s Corner, VA…it would be an understatement to say that I am quite disappointed in my mom’s behavior! This blog is my blog, all about me, Emma the GBGV and all the social media pages are mine too but what did mom do? She went to BlogPaws ALONE and left ME, the star of the show at home! What nerve…I was not happy about that at all, I had plans to meet my online friends in dog/person and to help mom learn more about this whole internet presence thing but NO, she went alone!

First she started packing. As you can see from the photo, her luggage is large enough to house an elephant, so I figured I would just hop in and she would never know. Wrong, busted, caught with my paws in the suitcase! She said there was no room because if I was in there she could only put in 10 lbs of her stuff because of weight regulations (limit is 50 lbs and I am almost 40) and she said she needed the space for all the stuff she would bring back for me. Sure mom, sounds like a real “factual story” to me, not!

I am packed

On to plan B. I decided maybe if I pack up all my stuff in my bag then she would take me along since I was ready to go. NO, once again it all backfired. She simply thanked me for helping, asked me to add Katie’s stuff to my bag and they we would be ready to go to cousin Laura’s for the weekend. Really, I packed my own bag for nothing!


We ended up staying at cousin Laura’s house most of the time while mom was gone. We like cousin Laura and her mini-humans and we enjoy ourselves but I really wanted to go to BlogPaws and I know that deep down mom wanted me with her too. Of course, mom took our new laptop with her, so I was stuck with an old one, but it still works and I decided to try skyping with mom while she was away. I missed her even though I was kind of mad.  I got it all set up, dug out the old headset thing and tried many times to get her, but do you think she answered?  Once again, NO. I couldn’t believe it, she not only left me but did not even want to talk to me, says she was too busy.


When mom finally got back home on Sunday, I was really happy to see her and she did not lie to me after all, she had a ton of stuff for me that she got at BlogPaws. There was some talk about sharing with Katie and the kitties but I am not sure how that will work yet. She also told me about all the great stuff she learned and all the people and dogs that she met. Smelling through her clothes in the suitcase was really fascinating, she was around so many people and pets! I almost had a case of hound nose overload! Next year it will be in Las Vegas…will there be the story of Emma does Vegas or will mom leave me in the dust again? Stay tuned in May 2014 for the answer!

business cards

PS:  Evidently mom traded cards with a ton of other great bloggers. She has given me the stack of cards to go through, but please be patient. I still have my full time job of handling the neighborhood watch as well as squirrel and wabbit patrol, so it may take some time for me to get to everyone’s blog! I put my own card on top of the stack so I wouldn’t unfairly advertise anyone in the photo. If you met my mom, I will be paw-padding by to sniff around your blog as soon as I can!

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  1. May 20, 2013 06:05

    Aren’t our Moms just awful???!!!! Mom had the NERVE to leave ME home too!!! My Mom was soooooooooo happy to meet YOUR MOM!!! She had the BEST TIME!!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

    • May 20, 2013 06:11

      Moms can be so rude and she is even considering going again next year without me…I will secretly pack myself somehow! Glad our moms at least met 🙂

  2. May 20, 2013 07:07

    Poor Emma. I thought Mom might bring you, but I understand. I wouldn’t bring Daisy, Jasper or Cupcake unless I could drive there. I would be afraid to have those most precious to me sitting in the underbelly of a plane. Maybe that’s why mom thought you were safer at Aunt Laura’s house. 🙂

    • May 20, 2013 09:05

      You are right. She looked into driving but it was 2 days and a lot more money than flying. I flew with her in the cabin the day she got me when I was only 5 lbs and then we flew in the belly of the plane when we moved from Europe to the US but she does not want us to ever fly unless it is absolutely necessary.

  3. May 20, 2013 07:24

    Emma, I’m sorry you weren’t there, but I was thrilled to meet your mom! My doggies were upset that I was gone, but I brought home so much cool stuff for them I think I’m forgiven. =)

    • May 20, 2013 09:07

      Correct all those goodies did seem to help mend the fence quickly 🙂 Mom had a great time and enjoyed meeting all “my” on line friends 😉

  4. Ellen Shedlarz permalink
    May 20, 2013 07:31

    Moms! They seem so mean but they really have your best at heart. You would not want to travel as cargo on a plane. Mom loves you to much to do that to you. Plus, look at all the presents you got.

    • May 20, 2013 09:08

      I know, but I just felt that I should have been there. She took flat Emma instead…stay tuned for that on Friday 🙂 I’m just happy she is back home with us!

  5. May 20, 2013 07:32

    Love your story and pictures as always. So sad you couldn’t go but maybe next year will be your year! Do I hear cha-ching?

    • May 20, 2013 09:09

      Thank you! I need to start saving money to play the games in Vegas and win big!

  6. May 20, 2013 07:59

    Woof! Woof! My mom met your mom and they hang out together.Mmmm wait a second it seems that you got more stuffs than I did. Mom said we had a photo together ??? Your mom and mom need to rest up their brains of overload information. Keep her good company today. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • May 20, 2013 09:10

      Mom has to work today and she is not happy because there are so many other things she wants to do with my stuff. She did have a great time hanging out with your mom (photo coming on Friday). You need to convince her to come up here when your dad is up here and we can all meet up. I can show you my wabbits and squirrels 🙂

  7. May 20, 2013 08:07

    Wow, I bet your mom had a great time! I hope you get to go to Vegas next year…that would be so awesome! Good luck bribing your mom to let you go 😉 At least you got a lot of goodies when she came back.

    • May 20, 2013 09:11

      I better find out how long that drive is, I know she won’t let me fly…

  8. mollieandalfie permalink
    May 20, 2013 08:33

    Poor Emma, but hay, look at all those treat s 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  9. May 20, 2013 08:40

    But Emma, look at all the treats you get to try. Next year…..we will go next year.

    • May 20, 2013 09:12

      Oh fun! I really want to go but we will have to drive…we will see, a year is a long time!

  10. Elvis permalink
    May 20, 2013 09:19

    Next year maybe your Mom can bring you to Las Vegas!! And I can spend all day with you!!

    • May 20, 2013 09:21

      Hey! That’s a super fun idea! Don’t know how far the drive is because it is still a year away we haven’t thought much about it and mom has to recover from this one. We will keep you posted down the road when we think more about it 🙂 Mom and I would love to meet you!

  11. snoopys@snoopysdogblog permalink
    May 20, 2013 09:31

    Oh Emma,

    That sure is mischief – I so can’t believe your Mom went without you – you’re right it’s your blog not hers! I banned my Mum from going cos I couldn’t work out how to get that far across the country without it taking fur-ever! All those goodies look good, nope stand firm and be upset, don’t let her bribe her way back into your good books! 🙂

    As for next year – I SO hope you get to go, cos I’m going, yep, that’s right I made Mum book over the weekend and I’d SO love to hang out with you, and yep, of course meet your Mom too! 🙂

    Big wags,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • May 20, 2013 11:31

      You are lucky it is not so far but Vegas is still far from us…we were hoping for a midwest location. It is too early for us to plan but I know mom wants to go, the question will come down to drive or fly and that decision will decide if I can go or not. My mom missed your mom, wished she had been there! Lots of good ideas for self publishing which we are now working on…as you know a monster of a task!

  12. May 20, 2013 09:39

    I hope your Momma had a great time! And look at all those treats for you! Just pawesome. Even though you had to stay home, I am sure she’ll make it up to you!

    • May 20, 2013 11:32

      yeah, she did not do it to be mean but still…I sure would have love to have been there!

  13. May 20, 2013 09:41

    Emma, maybe you didn’t get to come, but your mom carried around a great big picture of you to share with all of us, so you were there in spirit. It was great to met your mom and hope to be seeing and reading lots about you.

    • May 20, 2013 11:33

      Thanks…maybe I will be larger than life in Vegas…we will see if we drive or she flys!

  14. peggyspetplace permalink
    May 20, 2013 10:11

    You weren’t the only one left behind Emma, I was too! I was so sad not to go this year and I really wanted to. I would have loved meeting your mom! I bet you get to go to Vegas! 🙂

    • May 20, 2013 11:33

      We so hoped it would be in the midwest so like a 1 day drive but we have some time to decide about us driving or her flying. I just know she loved it!

  15. May 20, 2013 11:14

    Left high and dry – and the star of the show no less! Good thing mom brought back that nice bribe!

    • May 20, 2013 11:34

      Crazy isn’t it! I have to assert my alpha self a bit more around here!

  16. barkandchatter permalink
    May 20, 2013 13:03

    Well, Emma, your Mom surely pulled a dirty trick, but look at that pile of LOOT!

    • May 20, 2013 13:16

      I know she did, but it was almost better than Christmas when she got back!

  17. May 20, 2013 13:17

    Wow, she did bring home quite a haul. Sweet!

    • May 20, 2013 13:20

      Yes, I will be munching my way through that pile for quite some time!

  18. May 20, 2013 14:01

    That’s just not right emma!! I feel your pain! But you sure got a load of goodies!

    • May 20, 2013 15:53

      I know, it is like Christmas but mom says I have to save them and not eat them all at once or I might explode.

  19. FleaByte permalink
    May 20, 2013 14:03

    Emma Dog! I got to meet your mom and she is COOL! But you already know that. 🙂 I’m glad you made out like a bandit as a result of her trip, but am really hoping to meet YOU in Vegas!

    • May 20, 2013 15:54

      I really need to make it to Vegas…I have to work on mom…thanks for the snacks you sent via mom…I just got to taste some and they are very yummy in my tummy 😉

  20. May 20, 2013 15:36

    Emma! You are the most adorable thing ever (don’t tell my crew I said that!). I always get such a good laugh from your posts…. Happy MM!

    • May 20, 2013 15:54

      Oh, thank you! I will keep it a secret, but I may share with my mom, she won’t tell either 😉

  21. jank1961 permalink
    May 20, 2013 15:56

    Oh boy, Emma, not only did Mom leave you behind, she brought you back a pile of work, that is a lot of business cards to go through! 🙂 I bet she missed you a lot, and even bragged about you to people there. And that is one awesome pile of loot she brought back.

    • May 20, 2013 19:49

      I am going to be visiting blogs from new friends for weeks I think but it is fun, so it is not like work and I can munch on my new snacks while I am sniffin’ around those blogs!

  22. permalink
    May 20, 2013 19:28

    Emma you need to milk you Ma’s guilt trip for every drop! PLENTY of treats, toys, extra walks, the sky’s the limit!

    • May 20, 2013 19:51

      I am trying my best…still can’t believe I missed Blogpaws!

  23. May 20, 2013 20:27

    Wow look at all that stuff she brought home (for you I hope 😉 ) Sorry you had to stay behind, but sounds like she had a fun time!

    • May 20, 2013 20:30

      I thought the pile was mine but I have been informed that I have to share with my sister…I guess that is ok AND, there are some cat treats in there too, but I can’t complain.

  24. May 20, 2013 22:29

    It was so great to meet your Mom at BlogPaws Emma! I can’t believe I was sitting right next to her and didn’t know it! Wish we had more time to talk!

    • May 21, 2013 06:01

      She only knew it was you because you had left your thing with your name and blog on it at the table so she read it. Maybe Vegas next year!

  25. May 21, 2013 01:03

    Emma you did such a great job of packing and getting ready I think you should have gotten to go. But it really looks like she had a lot of things to bring home, so maybe staying at your cousin’s was worth it 🙂

    • May 21, 2013 06:02

      It is really the flying problem, can’t believe the airlines think I am cargo…if only I could fly in the cabin I could go so many places!

  26. May 21, 2013 01:50

    I love Emma wearing glasses! Also, I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. The instructions are on my blog (, but are a little clearer on Words With Wieners’ blog. It was good to meet you at BlogPaws.

    • May 21, 2013 06:03

      Thank you! Mom say my glasses make me look smart 🙂 Mom enjoyed meeting you as well, we still have to get through all the cards to visit all the blogs but work for mom is really busy this week, so it will take some time but we will get there! Thanks for stopping by!

  27. May 21, 2013 04:17

    I hope you had a strop!!! I can’t believe she left you at home, good job she didn’t lie about all the stuff!!

    • May 21, 2013 06:05

      I still can’t believe I wasn’t at Blogpaws but all the snacks help make up for being left behind 🙂

  28. May 21, 2013 06:32

    My goodness, Emma! You certainly are photogenic! Love your pictures! I hope you get to go to Blog Paws next year!

    • May 21, 2013 08:42

      Thank you, I love being in the spotlight! I hope I get to go too…or mom will be in the dog house!

  29. May 21, 2013 07:01

    Well at least you got some “stuff”. But really your Mom better be making plans to take you next year. Love how you kept busy. 🙂

    the brown dawgs

    • May 21, 2013 08:43

      I’m starting to work on her early in the hope that I can win her over to the idea of driving and taking me along.

  30. May 21, 2013 12:43

    It was a pleasure meeting your mom Emma, she’s a wonderful lady. I hope she has fully recovered, I know I am not so tired but my head is still spinning and I’m not sure how to make it stop. 🙂

    I know I got a ton of cards but for the life of me, I haven’t found them all yet. I wonder just what the heck I did with them? It would be cool if you got to go to Vegas, I’m still deciding if I want to go yet. 🙂

    • May 21, 2013 14:25

      We have all the cards, just have to find time to go through them all and mom has lots of work to do this week but all she wants to do is work on my stuff 😦 Vegas is a LONG drive so I don’t know if we will do it or not…maybe if mom can find a friend to go along and make a fun road trip out of it. It is a year away, so plenty of time to think it over.

  31. May 21, 2013 12:55

    Vegas…Hope we can go then…Trev would really like to meet you Emma!!!! -Hugs and happy week to you!!!!

    • May 21, 2013 14:26

      Time will tell. First we have to process everything from this year’s Blogpaws and that will take some time!

  32. May 21, 2013 15:09

    I was left behind too! The worst part is that my mom person had all of her swag shipped so I don’t get any treats until the UPS man comes in a couple of days!

    Nubbin wiggles,

    • May 21, 2013 15:36

      You better give that UPS man some loving when he rings your doorbell! I was really glad mom did not ship anything! You will have some great stuff once it arrives, that I can promise you 🙂

  33. May 22, 2013 15:07

    Look at that pile of swag. Woohoo!!

  34. May 23, 2013 08:02

    Emma, I’d be doubtful of that 50 lb weight thing too. Sounds suspicious to me. And then for her to trick you into packing yours AND Katies stuff? Wow. Just uncool. Good thing she made up for it with all that Wag Swag! Have fun checking out all your new stuff, and visiting all the new blogs your mom found for you. 🙂

    • May 23, 2013 18:16

      It is quite the task munching through those snacks and pawing over all the blogs!

  35. May 24, 2013 06:31

    I don’t know how she could leave you behind, it’s quite shocking! I hope you got into some mischief!

  36. May 24, 2013 23:42

    I was so hoping I could meet you but I did get to meet your mom. She is super nice. I hope you can make it to Vegas and hopefully I can be there too! Enjoy your swag!

    • May 25, 2013 06:13

      I hope I can make it to Vegas too. I will be enjoying the swag mom scored for quite a while and I am sharing with my sister too! I hear you guys sure scored with prizes!

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