Friday, August 21, 2015

We Had a Special Visitor

We were thrilled to meet one of our long-time blogger friends, Bonnie Koenig.  Bonnie is the human behind The Cat Post Intelligencer featuring Chey, Gemini, and Ichiro.  Mom Paula has communicated with Mom Bonnie since she first began blogging 7 years ago and met her in person back in April 2011 when Bonnie was visiting within two hours from us.  Chey was our very first kitty to comment on our blog back in July 2011.
First meeting with Bonnie and Flat Chey in Anderson, SC in 2011

A year later, Mom Paula had a business trip to Seattle, Washington and Bonnie picked her up from the hotel and took her to meet the real Chey, Ichiro, and Gemini.  Mom Paula had to get on her hands and knees in the bedroom to see Gemini's cute little nose from under a dresser, but Ichiro and Chey were very friendly. 
Ichiro meeting Flat Truffle and Flat Brulee in August 2012

Bonnie moved cross country this past Winter and now lives less than 2 hours from us.  She came for a visit yesterday and has the honor of being the first cat blogger to meet us in person.  We were a little shy at first, but she brought TREATS!
Brulee waiting on her scratcher lounge for Bonnie to open the treats

We all know what a treat hog Truffle is, so it didn't take her long at all to warm up to Bonnie once she realized there were treats involved.  
Truffle has no shame when it comes to begging for treats

After a wonderful visit with us, Bonnie and Mom Paula joined Dean and Jeni McCaughan from Jasper McKitten-Cat for lunch.  Dean introduced Sweet Praline to the Cat Blogosphere and is the reason Mom Paula began blogging seven years ago They were so caught up in conversation that they forgot to get a photo.  What a wonderful day for some of the humans behind the cat blogs in the Carolinas.  We know there are more of our Carolina cat bloggers out there and we hope to have a larger get-together in the near future.
Truffle thanked Bonnie for the treats by allowing her to touch her soft floof.

37 comments:

  1. What an awesome visit! And She brought the GOOD treats too - we love those! There really are a lot of cat bloggers in the Carolinas.

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  2. Treats? I'd warm up to a stranger if treats wuz involved too.

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  3. What a great meeting with Chey, Ichiro and Gemini's mom!
    Bet those treats were so tasty too :) We can see you had a good time.
    We are a bit jealous.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  4. We bet your Mom enjoyed visiting with her friends and we're sure you girls enjoyed the treats.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  5. What a fun day for all. Glad everyone had a good time including the kitty Cats.

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  6. That looks like a super fun visit!!! How nice that Bonnie got to meet you in the furs!!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  7. How pawsome that you got to meet Miss Bonnie. And even better that she brought you treats. :)

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  8. The Woman came home smelling like you two. I should probably be annoyed with her but I was just pleased that she was home in time to feed me and I din't have to rely upon the Male...And hey--aren't those Ichiro's treats? He had better not start eating my fishy flakes!

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    1. Those were some of our favorite treats. Mom Paula usually has a bag in her night stand so we can get treats first thing in the morning. We loved meeting The Woman.

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  9. How cool is that? We love that there are more bloggers getting together regionally. It's so fun to see!

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  10. OMG!!!!!!
    Have a delicious weekend like these photos!

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  11. What a great visit! We have met Bonnie in purrson too and just love her!

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  12. It's so cool that Bonnie came to visit you! It sounds like you all had a great time.

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  13. Those were great pictures and we are so glad Bonnie was able to come down for a visit!

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  14. So glad you had a good visit. I love getting to meet cyberspace friends in person.

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  15. They look positively beautiful and I love your header picture.

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  16. Awww....treats iz a very very good thing! (my Karma-Kat made me write that, LOL!)

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  17. I love it when there is a chance to meet a fellow blogger!

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  18. Blog meetups are so fun! It looks like you guys had a blast! :D

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  19. I'm so glad that you were able to get together with your long time friend! That is a very special thing to be able to do. It looks like she knew just what treats to bring to make you ladies happy. :)
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  20. Looks like you had a fun visit. It is nice to meet people and animals in person.

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  21. How fun for Mom Paula and Bonnie, plus treats for you girls. Looks as if it was the purrfect day. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  22. That was fun to get your visit from Chey's mum. I would make friends too for treats.

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  23. Very sweet :) It is fun to visit with other bloggers.

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  24. Looks like it was a fun visit and Bonnie sure won the hearts of the girls with those treats!

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  25. How exciting!!! I would love to be a kitty blogger friend in purr-son one day :)

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  26. That is so cool that now Bonnie lives so close to you!!
    You can get together MUCH more frequently and have kitty playdates!!
    I think it is just great!
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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  27. That sure was a fun, fun visit!

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  28. So great to meet our blogging friends. I’ve only met 2 of them in person and I tried to bite Theresa.

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  29. Wow, this the best post. I didn't know you went way back. I miss Bonnie's blog!

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  30. How lovely to have a visit from Bonnie!!

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  31. Blog meetings are always SO. MUCH. FUN. How cool that you guys got to spend some time together.

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  32. How wonderful that Bonnie came to visit! Loved the pictures too! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang!

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  33. What a lovely visit! And it's very smart to come ready with the most delicious treats =)

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