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BlogPaws 2012 part 1- Thursday

Rachel Phelps
Written by Rachel Phelps

BlogPaws 2012 was the first stop on my Cross Country Tail Waggin Tour.  This year it was held in Salt Lake City, Utah.  So I packed up my chew sticks, my treats, my toys, jumped in my carrier, and off we went on an airplane.  After a full day of traveling we finally arrived late at night.  Needless to say, I didn’t see much of the sites other than the patch of grass for doing my business outside the hotel.

Anyway, over the next couple blog posts I want to give you a breakdown of my weekend.

Blogpaws flat pet flash mob
The conference began with us registering and then we attended a top secret practice meeting for the flash mob that was being held the next day.

Dad attended the video production workshop presented by Kenn Bell who created “Hero Dogs of 9/11.”  It was a great class that showed how to tell your story with video and even got into some technical details like lighting and different types of camera shots.

What did I do? First, I was subjected to a BATH?!?!  Mom said I had to smell good for the conference.Dog getting a bath  Then after I dried off, I took a nap to rest up for all the excitement at the conference kick-off that evening.

BlogPaws started with a bang … well a skateboarding dog named Tillman.


  He is the world’s fastest skateboard dog.  He is the MVP of the Natural Balance Pet Foods Canine Sports Team.  I was so impressed with his abilities that I told Mom I wanted my own skateboard! Preston and Tillman at Blogpaws  I even got a chance to chat with Tillman in the expo hall.  He says he loves traveling around in his bus getting to skateboard and meet so many people and other dogs!

About the author

Rachel Phelps

Rachel Phelps

Rachel Phelps, “America’s Pet Parent,” is an award-winning writer, photographer, and certified dog trainer. She keeps busy managing the career of her Internet celebrity dog Preston from Preston Speaks. Her three Westies — who think they are mini-humans — and three cats rule the house. To learn more about Rachel go to: Rachel Phelps Website

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