Today I met my friend Kristen for the first time in person. Yes. It’s totally weird…like a creepy online relationship…but better! We met through the BlogPaws online pet blogging community. It’s funny because we’ve both been around BlogPaws for a while now but it wasn’t until I was in our local Ahwautkee Foothills newspaper this spring that we realized we lived close to each other.
We decided to meet for lunch at a dog friendly restaurant so Kristen could meet Wynston. We chose a super fun wine bar in Downtown Gilbert called Postino. Their menu consists of items such as soups, salads, bruschetta, paninis and a massive drink selection. Downtown Gilbert is very dog friendly and Postino allows dogs on their patio. It was a gorgeous day to sit outside for lunch.
When Wynston and I chose a patio couch to sit on, a waiter immediately served Wynston an ice cold bowl of water! It was SO wonderful! A restaurant that serves water to your dog?! Yes please.
Kristen’s blog is Well Minded Pets, which includes services she offers such as pet sitting, dog walking and house sitting! It was so fun to meet the face behind the computer! So many bloggers make online friendships, and it’s amazing to be able to meet them in person.
Wynston was very well behaved during lunch. At first he wasn’t too sure about the situation. He kept a close eye on the waiters and waitresses who would walk by. As soon as my lunch was served, he was my buddy again. I might have given him some salami and Kristen might have given him some turkey…
Meeting Kristen got me very excited to head the the BlogPaws conference in Nashville, TN this month. I will get to meet so many of my blogging friends in person for the first time. It is nice to have fellow bloggers live nearby though because you can get together for food, events or blogging!
I’m looking forward to many more pet blogger dates!