Special Blogville Announcements!

 Hello everypuppy!! Mayor Arty here today to tell you about two things going on around Blogville!!

 First, and Foremost, I am honored to announce the director of our newest Blogville Department.
Dougie Dog has graciously volunteered his (and his Ann from Zoolatry's) services as
the Director of Rainbow Bridge Tributes.  Dougie and Ann will be available to design memorials for our furiends who leave for the Rainbow Bridge. 
Here are a few words from Dougie and Ann:
We are honored to create Rainbow Bridge images for our friends who cross the Rainbow Bridge.  When you learn of any pet that has crossed the bridge, whether your own or a fellow blogger's pet, please let us know at once.  An image will be designed in both post and sidebar size and distributed to the widest possible audience so that all may visit and share their condolences.  We need only the pet's name, and a link to their blog and if available, the owners name and email. 
Designing Rainbow Bridge Memory images has been our privilege for many, many years and we always do our best to create personalized
pictures that say something special about the beloved pet.  We cannot visit all blogs ~ so please remember to let us know about any pet who has crossed over ~ all deserve to be remembered.  Thank you.  Contact Ann, zoolatry(at)gmail(dot)com
We have also placed these directions HERE  

Next, Mama, Terry Dactil and  I want to talk a bit about a Mini BAR...

 NO Mama, not THAT Mini Bar.

 This is a Mini Blogville Awesome Retreat!! 
Now, you or your peeps may be asking:
What IS a Mini BAR??
Well, a Mini Bar is a get together that starts when 2 or more Blogville residents want to get together and socialize! Anyone can put together a Mini BAR anywhere in the WORLD!! It doesn't take any organizing, just tell peeps where you'll be and when. If you live in the area, or want to travel to see some new furiends, you can just show up and say HI!

 The idea for this Mini BAR started when Murphy and Stanley and Me and Dory talked about getting us and our peeps together in 2017!
Then we decided, "Hey, why don't we see who else wants to come!"
Mini BARS aren't an organized, structured event like the National BAR was last year, but more of a Vacation with benefits! In our case,
benefits like meeting friends in the furs and running on the beach!!

Here are the deets on this Mini BAR!

When: August 24th thru August 27th (2017)
Where: Tillamook County , Oregon
Some of us will be in Wheelie Houses at the Bar View Campgrounds. Click HERE to read more about Bar View and see the Camping/RV/Trailer info!!

No Wheelie House?? No Problemo!!
Click HERE to see a list of hotels in the Tillamook County Area

Want to make it a Vacation ?? 
Tillamook County is located under 2 hours west of the Portland(OR) Airport
and 4 hours south of the Seattle-Tacoma(WA) Airport. 

There are TONS of things to see in Tillamook County! 
 Lighthouses, an ICE CREAM FACTORY, a Cheese factory, waterfalls and MORE! Click HERE to see Trip Advisors top 25 things to do in the area! 

We would love to meet YOU at this Mini BAR!!


Kinley Westie said...

ICE CREAM??? Now, dat sounds pawsome.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
O.M.D... you just know the YAMster's brain has now gone into overdrive!!! Meanwhile, will work on a UK miniBAR... hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

Bouncing Bertie said...

Love the Mini-BAR idea! And you know what? Two weeks after your event in Tillamook, Gail will be flying out to see her friend in Tacoma. She is so wishing your Mini-Bar were two weeks later and she might have been able to come along...
Toodle pip!

Sammy Sam said...

Hmm..sounds like fun.

Mark Muller said...

Oh how much I wish I could be there too... is there any chance to finish a tunnel or to shrink the ocean till august?

Mara said...

It sounds great! Unfortunately Mara says we cannot come (again), this time because we're going to visit her Mum and Dad!

Brom from Norway

Jeanne Pursell said...

That really sounds fun!! I wish I could go but unfortunately, the dates don't work for us. :(

We loved seeing all the pics of you and Murphy and Stanley and everyone!

Molly and Mackie said...

It sounds like a very fun time and we look forward to reading all about it!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We wil start planning our trip this weekend!
Lady will be emailing your Lady about where you are all staying:)
We won't be going, but at least one person is!

Sketching with Dogs said...

Sounds like everybody is going to have a great get together!
We like the look of that mini bar, haha.
Elliot and Cricket x

Emma said...

The mini bar sounds like a real fun thing. Not sure if we could make it all that way. Mom says it depends on the green papers and if she has the time. We will definitely think it over.

Madi and Mom said...

Jumpin' catfish this was a packed full of info announcement!!!
I think I'm gonna have to read it several times to absorb all the facts.

Hugs madi your bfff

Sandra said...

great idea for all you travelers.. and that last photo made me smile so big it hurt.

LBJ said...

Tillamook is SUCH a great place. Mom used to land there when she was learning to fly. The airport had a pet duck that would come out and greet the little planes. You had to bring grapes for it to eat, if you forgot it would peck your tires. Whatever you do, don't leave without getting some of the Tillamook cheddar or Marionberry Pie ice cream. Mom gets some every time she visits her Dad who lives about 3 hours north of there (all the stores carry it).

Abby Lab

Mary Ann said...

Thank you so much for listing hotels!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Congrats to Dougie Dog for his new position.

And how exciting that some of you will be able to get together again.

Casey said...

We wish we could go, but Momma will be spending all her time training (and saving) for her big marathon in October.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Welcome to Dougie. We love the idea of honoring those who have crossed the Bridge. Thanks to all who made this happen. While we'd love to attend the mini-Bar, I'm not sure how to accommodate it with Elsa's seizures. We'll have to see how she fares for the next few months before totaling not committing to it. My daughter lives in Eugene but I might be able to visit her and use that as a base to make day trips north. I'll see how that works out. BTW, mini-Bars are a cool way to meet fellow bloggers! Way to go setting this up! 😎

Moth said...

That mini bar sounds the greatest idea! What a wonderful way to meet doggy bloggers. Lovely to have a special Rainbow Bridge Department too. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

Wyatt said...

We are super excited! We made our reservations and we will be there...Wheeeee!
Wyatt wants to bring his posse.....so we might have a few extra dogs :D

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WOWIE... these are two VERY exciting announcements... Dougie will do a Wonderful job... and OH HOW WE WISH WE COULD do the MINI BAR... You will all have a BLAST.

Murphy said...

Congrats to Dougie! We are sure he will do a great job with this impawtant task! OMD! We are already hearing about peeps and doggies coming in August! We are so excited!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Those are great ideas. We wish we could got to the Mini Bar but we are clear on the other side of the country

Marg said...

Wow, that sure sounds like it is going to be such fun. That was such a good report of all that is going on. Thanks.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Dougie Dog and his human Ann are going to be amazing in that role. Ms. Ann does the most beautiful and touching graphics for so many occasions. Her memorial ones are especially heartwarming.

Oregon - so wish we could be there. Maybe the next time.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

M. K. Clinton said...

Thanks to Ann for accepting the Rainbow Bridge tributes ♥ The mini BAR sound pawsome.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

ICE CREAM and cheese....we'd love to be there!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Tillamook = cheese
Lily & Edward

C.L.W.STEP said...

Great ideas! I don't think we'll make it all the way to Oregon this summer. But we might go to Orlando in October.

Molly T. said...

What wonderful ideas!! Mom and I would love to visit with our new furiends, but we're on the opposite side of the US.

Molly and my Mom @ The Fast and The Furriest


lexitheschnauzer said...

The mini-BARs idea is great! Maybe someday... I do have a question about what all Doug the Dog will be doing when someone goes to the rainbow bridge. I know that sometimes, in the past, someone who felt close to the deceased will do a special tribute, such as Treats for Lexi that Noodle did. Will that still be up to an individual to undertake? Thanks in advance for clearing this up for me.

Millie and Walter said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date on all the Blogville doings. We sure wish we could be at the BAR (or at least our mom) but it is a bit far for us. Maybe someday we will organize one close to us.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

They sound so fun. If anyone is near Ocean Springs, MS or wants to vacation there let us know and we will meet you for a walk on the beach. ~Fenris & Tuiren