Thankful Thursday: Purina #BetterWithPets, FDNY, Hospitals and Friends

 

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First let me say that we’re sorry for the not-so-good quality of the photos.  The only thing we really had available was our cell phone camera in often low light places.

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!

As you can see, there was a last minute change in plans and Flat Brian did get to go to the Purina Better with Pets Summit in NYC.  Actually, there were lots of changes in plans this trip.

Let me say that the Summit, what we saw of it, was totally terrific and we want to give a special meow-out to Dan and William from Purina for such a wonderful event and for their concern for our Dad.  Okay, lots have posted about the Summit, so ours is a bit different.

The morning of the Summit, my Dad and a blogger pal Jaimie from ThoughtsFurPaws.com boarded the shuttle bus at the hotel to head to the event.  We are not going to disclose too many details here, but let’s just say that Dad had a medical incident with resulted in a call to 911 and an ambulance showing up.  Dad was carted off to the NYU Hospital where he had all kinds of tests, lots and lots of tests.  Not to worry, he is okay now, but we will say it was not a whole lot of fun.  The FDNY EMTs were wonderful and very caring.

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!
This is our Dad and our blogging pal Jaimie.  Jaimie went in the ambulance to the hospital with our Dad, even though it meant she missed the morning sessions of the Summit. Thank you so much Jaimie for being such a terrific friend and we appreciate you to no end!

In the afternoon we did get to see many of the Summit sessions and they were totally awesome and inspirational.  There were lots of bloggers that we knew there and it was so nice to see them again, even with some unusual circumstances.  We were delighted to finally meet up with Layla from CatWisdom101.com and we wish we would have had more time to chat with her.

99999 Then we were thrilled to finally meet Hilary from FeelingBeachie.com and many of you know that she is Angel Alex’s Mom as well as Sister Gracie’s Mother-In-Law.  Flat Brian was so happy to get a Hilary Snuggle!

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!
Dad and Hilary had such a fun time chatting and we are so happy that we all got to met such a wonderful lady and terrific author.

All in all it was a great even, just not quite what we envisioned when we left home.  But we are thankful for the Purina staff, blogging pals, Jaimie, Hilary and everyone else that help to make a weird day very special for us.

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

 

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51 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday: Purina #BetterWithPets, FDNY, Hospitals and Friends

  1. Ann Staub

    Well, that sounds a little scary! Glad your dad is OK now and that everything turned out OK. Looks like he had a nice time despite the emergency.

  2. Summer

    My human and I are so glad you are okay! We had no idea this had happened. And how awesome of Jaimie to accompany you – she is just a great person. My human is still sad she had to miss it.

  3. Hilary

    Brian, your dad really gave us a fright! But nothing can hold him down! I can’t even begin to express how many emotions I felt when I saw him for the first time…. Over the years I never thought I’d get to meet him in real life. But man, am I glad that I did! He is even more amazing in person than he is online. A true friend and hero to many. I hated that the conference ended. I could have chatted with him and Jamie for hours!

  4. Katie Isabella

    Brian, I am very very grateful that your dad is alright! I can imagine how scary that had to have been for him and how wonderful that someone went with him to the hospital. Purrs and racers for his continued recovery,. xxoo

  5. Emma

    How scary to have that happen away from home! My Gramma has been having heart issues and has landed in the ER twice this month, so we have an inkling as to the scariness of it all. Hope you will be fine.

  6. Bev Green

    Brian we are so very relieved that dad is ok..what a fright! and what a lovely friend Jaimie is to be with your dad when he was in need…this proves that the world of blogging is full of beautiful and caring people and of course we include your dad..sending our purrs and hugs to dad and hoping all is well..Loves Fozziemum xxx

  7. Marg

    Gosh, that all sounds very scary. So sorry that Dad had such a scary time. Sure glad to hear that he is all right. And that he got to meet some nice people. You kitties better take care of that Dad. Have a great day.

  8. hannahandlucy

    We are so sorry that your Dad had a scary turn and thank goodness he is alright again and he was able to enjoy his time at Purina.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  9. Caren Gittleman

    Did you know that Jaimie is my BFF? I think you do!I met her at the first Purina event when they brought all of the bloggers there. When I heard what happened, at first I didn’t know who it was, when I heard it was you, I was terrified. I am so thankful that you are ok!!!! Had I been there you KNOW you would have had another buddy there with ya too!!
    I am BEYOND upset that I didn’t get to meet Hilary! UGH!!! Originally when Purina invited me, I thought I wasn’t permitted to go (contract) so I declined. Then I found out I could and told them, but it was too late. Someone got my slot.
    Maybe next year!
    The MOST important thing is that YOU are ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You got to hang with 2 of some of my most fave peeps!
    xoxo

  10. Sailor Edgar

    I’m very sorry to hear that your Dad had something scary happen! If that was a first-time event, I hope he has a doctor investigate it thoroughly! Glad the rest of the Summit was fun!

  11. Joan Ryan

    Oh noes Brian, we are so sorry to hear about your Dad. That must have been pretty frightening. We are happy to hear he is okay and at least got to enjoy part of the event.
    Hope all is well in the Brian household.
    Hugs,
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  12. Gin & Bailey

    Wow, what a scare Terry! But that sounds just like Jamie to support you the way she did! She is awesome & we love her….she’s a special friend to me & Bailey! Glad you’re okay though!!

  13. Oz the Terrier

    Oh Brian, I am so sorry your dad had a medical emergency. I am glad that he is A-OK now! I bet he enjoyed the Summit…Ma got to meet Layla from Cat Wisdom 101 at the PetSafe summit. She is super nice! You better keep an extra watchful eye on dad, just in case….
    Oz

  14. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood…glad yur dad iz doin aye oh kay; glad he had sum friendz ther two….hope all iz bak two normal…may bee HE shuld eat sum trout huh ♥ hope he had lots oh fun de rest oh de time; sounds tho like he did ! 🙂

  15. Kitties Blue

    When we first read at Cat Scouts that Dad Terry had some type of scary medical event while in NYC, we were so concerned and worried since we had no details. We are super glad that he is okay and did get to attend some of his event. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  16. easyweimaraner

    I’m so sorry that this bad thing happened to your dad :o( It was great that Jamie is such a good friend, can you give her a hug from me please? I would like to talk with Layla about Merlin and the whole feline world too, bet she is a wonderful person!

  17. Clooney

    Oh my goodness, that was scary indeed but we are so relieved to hear that your Dad is okay Brian! Glad to hear that he did get to meet some of his very special blogging friends that is wonderful. Purrs to your Dad, you and Zoe…

  18. The OP Pack

    Yikes, that was not good. Bet everyone was quite worried about Dad. We hope things are all better now. Thank dogness for good blogging pals there to help!!!

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  19. madi and mom

    OH NO BRIAN THANK GOODNESS YOU DAD HAD SO MANY FURIENDS THERE TO HELP HIM. AN EMERGENCY IS BAD ENOUGH AT HOME BUT IN A STRANGE CITY THIS IS JUST PLUM SCARY.
    HEALING HUGS ALL AROUND AND THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED.
    MADI YOUR BFFF

  20. mariodacat

    Whew, Brian, we are so happy your dad is okay. What a way to spend a trip. Special thanks to Jamie to keeping watch over him and helping out. Get home safely – Brian’s dad and Jamie.

  21. Sometimes, Cats Herd You

    OMC, Brian, that’s not the kind of adventure your Dad is supposed to have in the big city! We are glad he is OK, and it’s wonderful that he finally got to meet Hilary. It was so kind of Jaimie to stick by your Dad when he went in the ambulance. Blogging friends are the best!

  22. Deztinee High

    OMC Brian weez so happy yous daddy be okay. and weez so sowwy dat hims had to go to da hospital in da first place. glad yous daddy got to hav fun and see so many furiends and fellow bloggers. and “flat Brian”? MOL Dat’s so cute.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

  23. Georgia and Julie

    We are so happy that your Dad had a good time and that the emergency was over after a while. Purrs for your Dad, that he has no more emergencies !
    How cool to meet so many fellow bloggers too 🙂

    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  24. diane

    Brian, so happy to hear that dad Terry is okay –scary stuff. And, even a “flat Brian is a handsome Brian”. take care all

  25. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    Yow da convenshun soundz like it waz grrreat xcept fer da Ambulance n Hospital..Mistur Terry we iz furry wurried….
    Purrayin fer ya!
    Lub Nylablue n Mum
    Pee ess: Flat Brian iz bery kewl 😉

  26. Pam & Oskar

    We are so grateful to hear that you are okay, what a scary experience. Jaime is an amazing woman and I’m so glad you had her to be there during that time.

    Hugs & love,
    Pam, Oskar & Olive

  27. The Island Cats

    Brian, we’re so glad your dad is okay. That musta been so scary! But thank cod he was well taken care of…and Jaimie was there to lend support. That was very nice of her.

  28. Raven

    First of all, we’re glad your dad is ok.
    Sounds like you had a great time at the conference despite the little “detour”. We read that they also had a session or display about human shelters for victims escaping domestic violence that allowed the women to bring their pets. We thought that was very special and hope more shelters like that are available in the future.

  29. Karen Jo

    That must have been really scary. I’m so glad that Jaimie was there to help your Dad and that he is all right now. The conference sounds really interesting.

  30. Random Felines

    holy smokes….we bet that was scary but were glad there were friends there to help your dad – and that he is ok and home safe. mom keeps hearing about this event and since we are purina cats keeps wondering who we have to bug 🙂 MOL

  31. Connie

    I am sorry to hear you had a health scare, and sad to hear it happened during such a fun time for you. Many purrs for your continued recovery.

  32. PepiSmartDog

    Good Lord Brian – your dad went to HOSPITAL??
    So glad he’s ok now. What a scary time. I’m sure having flat=pack you with him helped a lot! *phew*
    Great that he got to meet great pals at the conference in the afternoon though. :=o)
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Weekly Blog Hop!
    We love reading your posts and seeing what you got up to each week.
    Hope to see you next week too – it’s our Halloween Special. *waves paw* :=o)

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