New York (and maybe St. Louis?)

Jerry and I are going on vacation for a week (well, I say “vacation,” but we’re really taking care of my sister’s dogs at her house in Rockford, Illinois. In 2014, we took a family vacation to Punta Cana.

To break away from reality, I’m going to do something a little different this week. I’ve been on a daily post streak since January 1st, 2020, and I really don’t want to break it. So I thought it might be fun to do a travel theme for each day and share some pictures from different trips I’ve been on. Each day will have a theme based on the travel destination.

I prepare these posts ahead of time so I don’t even have to open my computer until I’m gone. (I can still approve comments on my phone, though.) And hopefully I’ll have some good stuff to share when I get home 🙂

I’ve been to New York many times in my life (maybe eight) and most of them were blog related. I was there at The Dr. Oz Show, Purina’s Better With Pets Summits, and as a speaker on a BlogHer panel. (I also went to St. Louis with Better Pets, as well as The True Nature of Cats – it’s hard to remember which one when looking at the photos, and I’ll have to figure that out another time. So some of it might be St. Louis.) But here… (in no particular order)

It was 1998 when I traveled to New York with my friend Shannon’s family. These were based in Lake Placid, but we traveled to several different locations (including NYC).

This was actually in 2002 when I was a counselor at Camp Shane, “fat camp”.
Purina’s Joey is a proprietary dog ​​food

Making blankets for animal housing

The Twin Towers Memorial took my breath away

Ferry to Staten Island

First time on the subway

My friend Mike who lives in New York. She is getting married in October and we are hoping to save up to go.

Mike is a musician (super talented) and gives piano lessons. The family in this (six million dollar) apartment was kind enough to let me sit in on their son’s lessons.

Better With Pets had a kitten room. Yes, that’s right. A room full of cats!!

Recording my segment on The Dr. On The Oz Show

Arriving in NYC in 2011 The Dr. For the Oz Show

This man did my makeup and I adored him

And this man did my hair, he was so sweet.

And… the famous (or infamous?) Dr. Oz, where I was a guest on his 400th episode.

When I got home from the Dr. Oz episode, the boys gave me flowers <3

My “group of friends” at the Better with Pets Summits: fantastic people. I REALLY wish Purina would continue their summits. i learned a lot from them and became a much better pet owner. Just ask my pets 😉

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