Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pet-spiration: The most inspiring pet parents I know! #momblogoff

Because pets are the new kids, tonight we're participating in a Mommy Blogoff at the WXIA-TV studio in Atlanta. It's all part of social media week in Atlanta -- a week of all sorts of events around the city to showcase Atlanta's involvement in social media. 


Even Mom bloggers need to eat, so we started the evening with a nommy (that's "tasty" in pet speak) cajun-creole spread from Nawlins restaurant in East Atlanta Village.  


But now for the reason we are here. We were just given five topics from which to choose and we are being challenged to write a post about one of them.  I'm choosing "Mom-spiration: The most inspiring parent I know" because our pals in the anipal (that's our animal pals for you mommy bloggers) inspire me every day.


One of Cosmo Havanese's  first pals on twitter was Frugal Dougal, creator of the world famous PawPawty. With the help of 100's of animal parent volunteers participating in PawPawties each month, we've raised nearly $40,000 for animal welfare charities across the world! 


Portrait of Cosmo Havanese by artist @BZTAT
Now Frugal Dougal and our pals at Your Daily Cute and Nip and Bones are kicking off the second annual Santa Paws Drive, the first ever virtual toy drive for pets!! If you like kids, you gotta LOVE pets, so check it out and see how you can pawticipate!


Another one of Cosmo's first twitter pals was @Brewskiebutt. Brew is a kitty, but his mom @BZTAT paints wonderful pet portraits. See the portrait BZTAT did for us at left!  


Now, BZTAT, known in the real world as Vicki Boatright, is planning a 24-hour paint-a-thon this weekend! Along with eight other bloggers who will also be blogging for 24 hours, the group who is led by Dr. V. of Pawcurious, are raising funds for various animal charities. Your can read all about it at Pawcurious!

With so many amazing pet-spirational parents in our community, it's impossible to mention just one, and even more impossible to list them all. So I'll leave you with this video that sums it all up. 


Turn up the volume. Way up!! Pass the tissue's please! 



Thanks to Frugal Dougal and his mum Lynn Haigh of Dougals Den and PawPawty for this amazing video from BlogPaws earlier this year.

Don't Stop Belieeeeeeeeving! 

26 comments:

  1. Wow that's a big weekend for anipals! We'll have to stop by!

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  2. Love this! Great post! Sounds like another great social media event in Atlanta.

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  3. HA! This was great! LOVE the pics of your dog! Great seeing you again and #momblogoff Good luck!

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  4. Nicely done!Thinking about all the pals who have crossed to the bridge since that first pawty! But also thinking of all the great times we have had too! So glad I stumbled into anipal land! xo (Parrisreddog)

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  5. Great post Cosmo and Diane! Thx for the shout out. You two are very inspiring too--always doing adventurous things and supporting animal charities around the world. Thx for all you do!!!

    BZTAT and The Brew

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  6. Thanks guys for all the great comments! We only had a little over an hour to post and could talk about all you anipals and Pet-Spiring parents for YEARS!!!!!
    Diane and Cosmo

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  7. Hi Cosmo & Diane! I've met so many inspirational pet parents since I came on twitter in January 2009. In addition to Frugal Dougal, Your Daily Cute, Bztat, and you - there is Romeo The Cat, Dr. V. from Pawcurious, Jane from Petfinder, and literally hundreds more! BlogPaws has given us a common platform to share our love of pets and commitment to helping shelter animals. Thanks for sharing! xoxo Vicki & BJC

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  8. I know, I know!!! Romeo The Cat and Caroline from BlogPaws, Jane from Petfinder like you mention and you guys too -- BunnyJeanCook -- and everyone we know!!! We are the world, we are the anipals!!!!
    Anipals ROCK!
    Diane and Cosmo

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  9. Hi Cosmo!
    What a cool event you are at. Hope you got some Noms too. It is so true there are so many inspirational #anipal moms and dads out there it would be hard to choose just a few to write a post about. Good luck winning. How long do you have to get the most comments?

    Thanks for bringing the video back to the surface might have to use it this weekend.

    PS. Mommy says we are coming up your way for winter vacation. If you are around we should have a play date finally.

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  10. Yay Felissa!!! You were on our list to mention too! We got you in the link under Pawcurious Blogathon but ran out of time to mention everyone! WInners not announced yet. Still waiting!

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  11. We didn't win the big prize, but there is a goody bag we'll check out in a minute. Lots of great bloggers here! Thanks to everyone for reading and commenting!

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  12. Am I too late. I was gonna do it when I got off work but forgot. Sorry. xoxo

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  13. wunnerful post. sure sounds like ur havin fun at dis event & boy doz dat food look nommy! I will be right ovah MOL

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  14. We LOVE that painting of you my friend, and it looks like you're gonna have so much fun!!

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  15. Great post mai pal, thanks so much for the shout out to @frugaldougal

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  16. For anyone who's interested in checking out the winners. Here they are.

    The AWWWW Inspiring Award (Desiree Miller):
    www.bottlestobritches.com/parenttalk

    The Rolling On The Floor Laughing Award (Sheryl Pieroni):
    http://www.myatlantamommy.com/2010/11/how-i-first-realized-my-parenting-style.html


    The Tear Jerker Award
    www.atldealfinder.com (Ari Adams)

    The Judge's Award
    http://dadlosophies.com (Kindred Howard)

    The Blogger's Award
    Daddymojo.net (Trey Burley)

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  17. Wowzers. I think I may cry. That video was awesome. Thank you so much for talking about all of these inspiring people, animals, and events. I can't wait to find out more about how I can help.

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