Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Is It Vacation Time Yet?

Last year when we went to the International BAR in Indiana we met so many friends in the furs! We celebrated friendships of those we lost and of those who could not attend.  

We broadcasted the gathering (and ceremonies) LIVE on the Blogville Facebook page.

We had an official organizing committee that worked hard to put it all together.

But it was sure sad to say goodbye when it was over (so sad that some people sneaked off before this picture was taken).  

We hugged each other and said farewell with our memories carved deeply into our hearts.  BUTT when we said farewell to Arty, Dory and their mom, we heard OUR mom whisper in their mom's ear  "I know I'll see YOU again".  That was because they live close to a place we like to visit almost every summer.

So guess what happened??

Me and Stanley barked at Dory and Arty and said we were going to be in their neck of the woods this summer.  Then we all decided to bark it out to everyone else in case anyone else wants to come too!

And guess what happened?  

 Some friends have already said YES!  So we're pretty excited!  We are calling this a Mini BAR and it's this August!  It's going to be a simple gathering, not as tightly organized as the big one last year.  There won't be ceremonies and we're not planning to LIVE stream anything (although it could happen impromptu).  What we are planning to do is gather in Oregon and have fun!

Keeping it easy and keeping it fun - the Blogville way!

Grab a badge and meet us there if you can.  There are more deets on the newly redesigned Blogville BAR blog.  Arty & Dory are promoting it today too.

Special thanks to Ann from Zoolatry for the BAR blog redesign and awesome badges!

Murphy & Stanley


  1. The people are so excited to be going. We are mad that we are not going.

  2. oh that sounds great... and don't be sad when such a wonderful time is over... you did it and your met each other and that's the bestestest thing ever...
    and I hope Bertie finds a way in his secret lab how to unite that continents... then we can come too :o)

  3. Oh how EXCITING!!!! Its just pawsome meeting up wiv your furfriends in the FURS!!!! I just wishes I could SWIM across that Pond thingy
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Hari OM
    Oh if you only knew how much thinking and pondering and number-crunching is going on in the YAMter's head right now.................. sigh...
    hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. OMCs it is hard to believe it has been a year since we started planning the BAR! Oh what fund and what memories and what bonds we made.
    I am so excited that there will be another one for our friends on the West Coast. I do so look forward to reading all the details.
    Hugs madi and mom

  6. We are so sad we couldn't make it. You guys had so much fun
    Lily & Edward

  7. Let the good times roll.

    Aroo to you,

  8. Oh, we wish we could make it to this one!

  9. PeeS fur Stanley: I don't know what Casey's talking about! I've never been to Mardi Gras, and I don't know how to get beads, except the beeYOUtiful ones you sent me for Valentine's Day. So...what do I have to show you to get beads???


  10. Those badges are beautiful. And oh how Gail and I would love to visit Oregon. It truly sounds like our kind of place.
    Toodle pip!

    WHIMPER You will all have a mostest MARVELOUS time. THAT makes us feel a BIT better. We WANT you all to have a BLAST.

  12. Even though we couldn't go to the first BAR, we really enjoyed all the fun online. SAdly the next one is a wee bit too far for us:( But one of these times . . .

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  13. We think you're going to have a great time.

  14. This is going to be so much fun. We can't wait to see the pictures

  15. Like the OP Pack, we liked following the fun on line!

  16. We wish we could join you but hope you will let us in on some of the fun you will be having when you go.

  17. We can't wait!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  18. Great memories and more to be made!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  19. If life works out as I pray it does, that will be close to us and we will definitely join the fun. Keep your paws crossed. ♥

  20. I had the bestest of all bestest times, sure wish i could have went this time...sigh..........stella rose

  21. Ghostwriter and Dad would love to attend this year. But Oregon is all the way across the country from us. We'll be sure to send out flat selves, though.

  22. Wow! We could actually drive to Oregon from Vancouver...Our Mama needs to discuss this with our Daddy! It would be sooo fun to go. Does everyone bring their doggies?

    the critters in the cottage xo


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