#Pawties and Events are where anipals and humans get together for a Twitterin’ good time. In their tweets they use an introductory hashtag (#) so everyone who wants to join in the fun can easily find them by searching Twitter for #(fill in the blank) pawty or #(event name). #Pawties and Events is where you will find out about the #Pawties taking place on Twitter and where I will point you to the official The Anipal Times #Pawty & Events Calendar. Remember to check out the calendar so that you can find the dates and times to mix and mingle with anipals. Now, let’s read about some of the #pawties and events that happened by the deadline for this article (oh, and if you don’t know how to #pawty, don’t worry I got you covered—just read this).
#BlogPawsChat Host @BlogPaws welcomed anipals from all four corners of the globe as they tweeted and enjoyed #BlogPawsChat on Tuesday, 29 May 2012. #BlogPawsChat was a great way to see all the animals and humans who are interested in attending @BlogPaws and to host a pre-@BlogPaws gathering. Everyone gathered for this great online chat that informed social media users about all of the great happenings and events taking place during the BlogPaws conference. Everyone learned more about @BlogPaws—finding out that the June 23-24th @BlogPaws conference will open with @TillmanSkates, Norman the Scooter Dog, and @NaturalBalance gathering together to welcome everyone (furry or otherwise) to the great fun event! Everyone who joined in #BlogPawsChat had a great time, interacting with @BlogPaws speakers, learning who would join them as they circle their wagons in Salt Lake City—home to this year’s summer @BlogPaws event. It was a fun time—and if you want to continue the frivolity, as well as the intellectual stimulation of @BlogPaws, make sure you join @BlogPaws as they host a number of pre-BlogPaws conference events: #BlogPawsChats 12 June, 8:00 p.m. EST, USA time, for one hour—as well as a two-hour Twitter #BlogPawty on Tuesday 5 June from 8-10 p.m. EST. Mark your calendars and join @BlogPaws—while you’re at it, you can still register to attend the 21-23 BlogPaws conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah!
#AlfiesStagNight, What a big night it was on Wednesday, 30 May 2012! Anipals joined forces and paws with @AlfieLuvsCassie for his big, blow-out, pre-wedding stag pawty. It didn’t matter if you were big or small, furry or otherwise, anipals gathered together together to enjoy the stag night fun and honor Alfie, who, as of the writing of this column will be wedded to the lovely @Cassie_Spaniel. So, back to this great #AlfiesStagNight pawty, anipals enjoyed a night of festivities at Balmoral Castle, rocking it out to some great tunes and licking their paws after some serious nomming of tasty treats. There were some fun games played—for some of us American blokes, we had fun learning how to play highland games, entered our little untanned knobby knees in a few contests, and even took some sips and enjoyed some mighty fine whiskey tasting! It’s safe to say that anipals had a mighty fine time toasting the handsome @AlfieLuvsCassie—and, all the while helping to spread the word about the wonderful work of Support Dogs, who assist disabled people in the UK. It was a great time and everyone will enjoy reading more about the wedding fun that ensued!
#HenPawty, What’s better to go with #AlfiesStagNight? #HenPawty, that’s what! And, don’t worry, anipals showed up on droves, full of vim and vigor, and joyous love for @Cassie_Spaniel’s big night on Thursday, 31 May 2012. Everyone came to celebrate @Cassie_Spaniel’s upcoming nuptials to @AlfieLuvsCassie—and what big fun, dressed in 1920s-themed attire, joined Cassie on the Orient Express as she waited calmly, with Alfie in sweet anticipation to celebrate their upcoming marriage. Pawty-goers donned their best outfits and rode the Orient Express, stepping back into a more gracious and elegant age of travel. It was a fun time, singing and dancing, and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely as they boarded the train and took a seat in the Bar Car to enjoy some mighty fine “chomp”agne. #HenPawty was a lovely and lavish three-hour journey that departed London’s Victoria Station and arrived in Istanbul, and had a lovely dinner car that featured a lavish five-course meal throughout the journey. It was a great time, so I was told because you know—I’m a guy and well, it was a #HenPawty (but, if you snuck in and made your way around the room in a quite sorta James Bond mode, no one noticed…too much)! In all seriousness, it was a great time and everyone celebrated @Cassie_Spaniel, to help her celebrate her upcoming wedding—and raise awareness of Support Dogs.
Upcoming #Pawties and Events Remember to see the #Pawty and Events calendar to get more info on some other wonderful events. Get ready for #PetChat, #KeepFits, #NipClub, #CookinWifRabbits and #Purrs4Peace, held on the first Sunday of every month by coordinator @ConfuciusCat and weekly by other anipals (e.g. @ChloeToby) who #Purrs4Peace. Tune in to these entertaining and highly informative weekly shows where you can say “Hi!” to old friends and hopefully make new friends, too.
#KEMagicalDay, Sunday & Monday, 3-4 June 2012. Wedding bells are in the air—you are invited to gather together to celebrate the beloved matrimony of @KatiePops_L and @ErnieThePug. Guests are asked to join, 9 p.m. BST, UK, in the beach-side ceremony at on the island of Mauritius. The ceremony itself is expected to be a lovely, romantic event followed by a fun and fantastic beach barbeque with a mighty fine menu prepared by the talented @AWPCatering (website here). @KatiePops_L and @ErnieThePug hope that you come join them as they start their journey of wedded bliss. RSVP here.
#AnipalProm, Friday, 8 June 2012. @NikePurrfektCat is hosting an anipal prom, with a Mid-Summer Night’s Dream theme, from 5 p.m. to midnight EDT. Anipals are invited to find a partner, or two, or come solo, or as a group—don some formal wear, black tie, gowns or cocktail dresses and come and enjoy some food and dancing. Pawty attendees will dine and sway under the stars, smooch in lovely and romantic grottoes—and there will even be a Prom Queen and Prom King event (click here for more info or to nominate anipals for prom queen or king)!
#NipClub Monthly Pawty, Saturday & Sunday, 9-10 June 2012. Host @NipClub, and the @NCMonthly #Nipclub Monthly head quacker, @GeorgeTheDuck, invite all of you to the big #NipClub Monthly pawty. The June #NipClub Monthly theme is “African Safari,” and anipals are invited to dress up, come out and enjoy, eat and drink some great noms and sips, play games and quizzes to try your hand at one of the great pawty prizes—and in the great @NipClub name to benefit a wonderful animal charity. Make sure you RSVP here, and for more information please check out the #NipClub Monthly web page.
#FairyTailWed Pawty, Saturday, 9 June 2012. Everyone is invited to spiffy themselves up, brush their fur, smooth down their feathers, and come celebrate the wedding of @Cassie_Spaniel and @AlfieLuvsCassie. #FairyTailWed pawty-goers will gather at 4 p.m. BST, UK for the ceremony, which is being held at Westminster Abbey. After everyone enjoys the beautiful nuptials a glorious reception is planned at the home, Cirencester Park–The Bathurst Estate, of the bride and groom’s dear friend @MyNameIsSweep, with tasty food prepared by @AWPcatering. RSVP here.
Pawties in last half of June: #OnGPawty, Saturday, 16 June 2012: @InformedFerret hosts the third Annual Outlaws and Gangsters Pawty; and #TeddyOlympics, June 30-July 21 2012: hosts @OllyTed, @SpencerTeddy and @MarshallSheldon celebrate the Olympics, fuzzy style.
If you know of any #pawties or events that you’d like included in an upcoming #Pawties and Events article, please try to give two weeks notice and email me, mattiedog AT anipaltimes DOT com, or @MattieDog on Twitter. Include the name and date of the #pawty, and any invitation and/or blog links. Until next week, #pawty on anipals!
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