We interrupt this week's Travel Tuesday with a special BLOGVILLE RETREAT UPDATE!!!
We will return next week with our regularly scheduled 
Travel Tuesday!

Feel free to use this badge to help spread the word about the NBR. We will be updating it as soon as the exact dates and location are available.
Murphy and Stanley have put the following post together today and, as City Manager, I thought it was my duty to help spread the word. Please feel free to leave comments here, over at Murphy & Stanley or on both sites!!

Message from the Mayorz Office:

OK, now the update on the 2016 Retreat.  First of all, we are still in the early stages BUTT there are a few things that have already become apparent so I will tell you what we know right now.  Here are the blogs interested (to varying degrees) in a retreat:

Tails Around the Ranch
Idaho Pugs
Poodle At Play
Army of Four
Abby Lab @ Book of Barkley
Yam Aunty
Ruby (Daily Pip)
Ruby & Otto at Rottrover
Barking at the Bayou
Cookie's Comments
Maddie the Pug (Military Pug Wife)
Millie & Walter
KB Bear - close
OP Pack
Hailey & Phod
Bertie - EU
Leah - EU
Charlie - Aussie
Cara & Crew

We had quite a number of you who were interested in a more regional retreat, meaning you did not want to travel far.  And there were some others (like mom) who are interested in meeting in the furs even if it is not nearby.  So . . .

For those who want a regional retreat you will need to tell us what state/country you are in (you can leave it in comments) so we can put you in touch with others who are nearby.  And this other thing is the most impawtent part so listen carefully . . . someone needs to volunteer to host or coordinate that particular regional meeting.  Without someone volunteering to do that, the REGIONAL retreat will NOT happen.  Then we will forward the names of the others in the same region to the person who is hosting.  We will help advertise your regional meeting as well as refer any latecomers to you for inclusion.

For those of you willing to travel or lucky enough to live in the right spot, that is the one we will coordinate along with Oreo, Dory & Madi.  We will call it the 2016 National Retreat.  We have an initial time frame of mid to late June.  We have NOT tied down the location yet because we need more information on available hotels, RV parks, dog friendly events, etc. but it is LIKELY to be in Indiana somewhere.  We need a person close to the place who might be familiar with available options and willing to do footwork.  So for those reasons we have not made a final decision YET.

So as you can see, we still have lots of work ahead of us.  We will pin down date and location as soon as we can.  So in the meantime, we want to know who would LIKELY travel to the 2016 NATIONAL Retreat?  We need to know how large of a group we'd LIKELY be looking at.  Also let us know if you would be bringing a spouse, doggies, or an RV.  You can leave it in comments or email us at cecampbell[AT]msn[DOT]com.

Thanks so much Mayorz!

Stay tuned here and at Mayorz Murphy and Stanley's for further information!


The Daily Pip said...

I'm really hoping to join in the fun! This will be great.

Earl Lover said...

This looks swell.


MilitaryPugWife said...

I would bring a spouse and in 2016 I'll be living in California! Not sure exact location but near San Diego!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh yes, just came from the doodz place... I am a definite maybe...&*> (probs a bit more definite than maybe!) oohhhh excitements..... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Madi and Mom said...

Oh.....I just had mom copy the badge we will be putting it on our sidebar lickety split.
PS it is a very purrty badge too
Hugs madi your bfff

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

it sounds so exciting - we can't wait to see what develops

Cookie's Comments said...

Mum and I are really interested. A lot depends on transportation (wheelchair accessible). If there are enuf interested in the Tucson, AZ area, we MIGHT be interested in helping with the regional.

Toodle pip


Bailey said...

We'd be interested in something in the New England area.

Emma said...

How about meeting in the Swiss Alps? Maybe too far??? We might be interested depending on when and where it takes place.

The Army of Four said...

We just left a comment over at the mayors' blog! It would be really cool to meet up with everyone!

Sketching with Dogs said...

That sounds very exciting! It is slightly too far for us to come :)
Dip and Elliot x

Two French Bulldogs said...

Hmmm that sure sounds fun
Lily & Edward

stellaroselong said...

This sounds like so much fun.
stella rose

Poodle At Play said...

Just responded to this on Murphy&Stanley's blog! It all sounds so awesome, and Indiana isn't all that far away!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Sounds like fun - but too far for us. If it becomes an annual thing - 2017 is a possibility as the peeps will most likely be retired by then and traveling far might be easier
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Lady googled how far Indiana is and it is like 13 hour drive. Lady says we will wait and see what comes of this before committing. She did find out that as long as we have updated rabies shots, we can go to the US. Keep us posted.

Murphy said...

Yee haw! Just wanted you to know we stopped by. Mom's arm is so sore after a shot today that she finds it hard to type.

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Talent Hounds said...

Might be a possibility from Toronto as I think 8 or so hours if does not clash with a TV conference I have then. I'd need a hotel and will have to see how Kilo is by then with dogs and strangers. Would be fun to meet everyone. S

Marg said...

Wow, that really sounds like such a fun event. We cannot make, since it would cost a lot plus there wouldn't be anyone to take care of all of us. Cant wait to hear how it all turns out.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Its going to be a real shin-dig--- isn't it!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom would be interested in both events if the time is right. June is a tough time with the little girl bipeds dance competitions, but she says let's play it by ear and see where everything falls.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Oreo said...

Me and Mom are in...and we'd be driving there!!