Thankful Thursday: Barking with the Best at Barkworld


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Hello everyone, I hope your week has been good, mine has, especially now that the Flat and the Hat are back to their normal routines. They did have such a good time at BarkWorld, but, as I have mentioned before, my Dad just never takes the camera with him and he usually forgets to take pictures with his cell phone.

However, he did take a few, so I thought I’d show you what some of the Flats were doing at BarkWorld.


Here is me, Flat Brian, with my wonderful pal Flat Cody from Cat Chat with Caren & Cody hanging out with a real live woofie that just happened by.


Once again, it is me, Flat Brian, Flat Cody from Cat Chat with Caren & Cody and Flat Edna from Nutro.  Many of our pals know Edna but she was unable to attend this year so she sent her Flat with a friend.

Cody and I were at the Cat Blogger Breakfast which was held on Friday morning.  Not only was the breakfast good **they had BACON!** but it was nice that the BarkWorld gang recognized the importance of cats and cat bloggers and had a special event just for us.  Each of the cat bloggers got a very nice swag back with cat goodie too!

Okay, enough of  the Flats.  Friday night at BarkWorld was a Block Pawty where different brands hosted different things.  Well, Petco was there and they had announced their new Star Wars line of pet items at the conference.  They had an incredible photo area set up where dogs could get all decked out in different costumes, like Yoda ears and the like.  My Dad spotted something he wanted to try on but he was holding Rocco from To Dog With Love at the time.  So, he and Rocco discussed it and they decided they could do it together.

My Dad dressed up as Chewbacca from Star Wars and made sure to keep MY fedora on top of his head.  The only thing Rocco said was “may the furs be with you dude”, and didn’t mind smiling for the camera at all.  You might have seen this picture because we put it on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, but in case you missed it, here it is…

Today we are thankful for the opportunity to Bark with the Best and a special thank you to Petco, that’s one to remember fur sure!!!

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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mollie and alfie
10 years ago

Bawawahwhhaha love the photo of your Dad, looks like all of you and the flats had a wonderful time xxx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

10 years ago

sounds like a great trip!

Looks like the flats had a lot of fun together too!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

MOL, what a great photo of your dad! We like that there was a flat Edna. Should we all go to conferences and bring flats of our peeps?

10 years ago

Hahaha! We LOVE that photo of Chewbacca Dad! MOL!

10 years ago

Looks like a great time was had by all. Great pictures of the flats etc. Have a great day.

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
10 years ago

LOL!! Dad as Chewy complete with gorgeous Rocco and a stylish fedora is wonderful!!

Glad dad and the Flats had a great time at Barkworld!! Yay! Take care

Pat Hatt
10 years ago

LOL going all geek with a mutt at the barkworld hut.

Fuzzy Tales
10 years ago

Ha, love that photo! Your dad’s a riot, Brian. And since we’re not on Twitter, FB or Pinterest, we hadn’t seen it!

Molly The Wally
10 years ago

Love the flats. Looks like everyone had a great time and cool your flat self got to hang out with flat Cody. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Theresa (& Prudence)
10 years ago

Wasn’t Barkworld a blast?! I’m just sorry that I forgot BOTH flat Prudence’s at home….

Laila and Minchie
10 years ago

MOL! Great picture of your dad! Sounds like it was a lot of fun!

Hannah and Lucy
10 years ago

Did we hear the word “bacon” Brian – mum doesn’t have it too often but we love to have a taste when she does. We’re glad your Dad had a great time at Barkworld.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

10 years ago

Chewie!?! MomKatt says she knows what your dad’s new nickname is from now on! MOL



10 years ago


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da tabbies o trout towne
10 years ago

dood…glad yur dad hada fun time…two bad chewy hiz reel self wuz knot ther huh !! haza ton oh toona thurzday 🙂

Angel Abby
10 years ago

That was a fabulous picture we are so glad you posted it on your blog!!!

Random Felines
10 years ago

sounds like the Hat had a good time….we did have to laugh at your dad though 🙂

Madi and Mom
10 years ago

Woohoo Bark world was a ton of fun for everyone no matter whether or now they barked.
Madi your bfff

Cats of wildcat woods
10 years ago

Glad everyone had fun!

10 years ago

that was some trip you dad had ,love the photo of him!xx Speedy

Nerissa's Life
10 years ago

The Flat and the Hat? LOVE IT!


10 years ago

Well it looks like the flat cats had a good time.

10 years ago

Wait a minute! I didn’t know there was BACON at BarkWorld! ‘Cause I specifically told my human to bring some home if there was. I’ve been gypped!

P.S. My human says she enjoyed seeing and hanging out with your human at BarkWorld lots. But that is all she gets to say – she is on restriction.

10 years ago

I know there’s a lot of buzz about the Star Wars stuff, but I don’t like it, and I don’t like how they use bloggers to market that crap. UGH!!!!

Jobi and Fisher
10 years ago

That is so cool! I am happy you got to go.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

Totally missed that cool photon on you dad and the little woffie !
Me think´s it´s prizeless 😀

Emma and Buster
10 years ago

must have been a fun time. i can see that flat brian had fun.

10 years ago

That is a great photo of your dad Brian!

Ann Paws
10 years ago

Sounds like such a terrific time! I saw the Chewbacca picture already and just had to laugh! I thought maybe your dad had turned into a werewoofie or something.

Dip Bridge & Elliot
10 years ago

Glad the flats got to go and have a good time!
That’s a great photo of your dad 🙂
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Marks Mews
10 years ago

We think even Flat Cats are brave to go to a Barkworld convention!

Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)

What fun! May the furs be with you is purrfect! I think you’ve convinced me to get flat cats at last.

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
10 years ago

What a great time. Love the pictures.

Caren Gittleman
10 years ago

Oh this was just great!!! Cody said to tell you he had such a fabulous time hanging out with you !!! Sophia Loren sure loves the kitties doesn’t she?
That Chewbacca photo is the BEST!!!!
Thanks for helping to make BarkWorld so much fun!!
Cody and I think that you and flat Brian are just the best!!


Good job with the “flats” dad.

Kitties Blue
10 years ago

Thanks Brian for sharing these great photos and the news from Bark World. Dad Terry was looking pretty good in his Star Wars costume, especially as he was sporting the Fedora. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

10 years ago

Aw, it sounds like your Dad did have lots of fun at BarkWorld, how cool!

The Island Cats
10 years ago

BarkWorld sure looked like a lot of fun! And we can see your Dad was in the center of it all. What a great Chewy!

Oui Oui
10 years ago

Sounds like a great time! We would have loved to meet all the Flats again. And Brian, your dad is too funny!

Cathy Keisha
10 years ago

Sounds like a blast! Is that Pepper Pom on the table with the Flats? She usually wears pink. Love the Star Wars pic. I just might have to send TW next year.

Spitty the Kitty
10 years ago

Well, your dad is the coolest guy ever so I gotta believe him–I guess. But I just can’t quite wrap my head around anything called BarkWorld.

Glogirly & Katie
10 years ago

Flat Katie & Waffles had a great time!!! It was super-fun hanging out with you!
: )

Karen Jo
10 years ago

It looks like your Dad and your flats had a great time at Barkworld. I love the picture of your Dad as Chewbacca.

10 years ago

Love the Chewbacca! What nice cats not being mad about him holding a cat. The hat was the perfect touch in that photo!

10 years ago

Dad Terry was having too mich fun with that woofie…*snicker*