Since the Blog Paws conference is coming up in a little more than a month (how in the name of Dog did THAT happen?!) I’ve started seriously making some preparations.
I’ve decided how I’m going: Driving
Since I’m driving I’ve decided which of the S’more Kids is coming….. (drumroll please)
Because she’s never been many places, I’ve been exposing her to new situations to see how she does. When H & G were at the vet’s last weekend we went on some solo missions.
–She met some new dogs who were waiting to be checked in at the vet’s and did fine, seeming more curious than defensive.
–She was very interested in all the nooks, crannies, and interesting smells at the local Home Depot
–She didn’t bark at the guy shoving food through the window when we went to the drive through at Panera.
In non-Marsha preparations I had some business cards for the blog printed up…
I was advised to have refills for the case at the ready, which I don’t think will be a problem!
I may have this supply for quite a while as self-promotion is not in my nature, but then again, part of the point of blogging has been expanding my experiences and comfort zones so who knows, I could run out!
The next steps are to take Marsha for an overnight trip to see if she can handle staying in someplace strange. I don’t want to get to the conference and find my self in a situation like the one described in the wonderful “Dogs don’t understand basic concepts like moving” from ‘Hyperbole and a Half’ by Allie Brosh.
So that’s what I’m doing to get ready at the moment. Looking forward to meet some of you in a little over a month!