It’s our first time to attend Barkworld and a road trip adventure to Atlanta. We almost canceled it as I was not feeling well. Luckily, a PAWsome 24/7 Blue Pearl, GVS was our first stop upon arrival Atlanta. They provided me a “miracle” medicated shot and delish food that made my tummy immediately feel Golden Good. Lots of Golden Thanks for their wonderful caring service particularly Dr. Tom Walker.
Day 1: BarkWorld August 22nd
My morning started at the Westin Buckhead designated potty area. Then a short walk around the block of pet-friendly Westin Buckhead. Lots of cemented area not much grassy area and it was a bit hot. The best part of my morning was a short meet-up with the founder of one of our favorite sites, See Beautiful. Golden Pleasure to finally meet Miss Lydia.
I spent part of the afternoon at the registration area, checking out the swag bag goodies and chatting with old/new friends. I Golden Enjoyed and got lots of petting. I had to take it easy for a couple days so I spent a lot walking around and hanging inside the cool Westin Buckhead. My favorite part of the afternoon was laying on the comfy Westin lobby couch. In the evening opening reception, I walked the red carpet and had my photos taken. I mingled with new and old friends. Mom was still hungry and had a late night dinner and Golden Fun Happy Talk with my buddy Garth Riley and his peeps at a pet friendly restaurant Seven Lamps.
Day 2: BarkWorld 2013 August 23rd
I was feeling much better and went for an early morning walk. We witness the beauty of the sunrise reflecting on the Mercer building. While mom attended the morning sessions, I took a short nap at Westin’s Heavenly Dog Bed. Then I had an opportunity to join mom to visit the vendor booths. So much Golden FUN meeting everyone … a shout out to Sarah from Zuke’s Treats. I also had an opportunity to meet a celebrity, Victoria Stilwell.
It was a bit overwhelming and exhausting. I decided to rest on the leather couch. Surprisingly Golden Comfy 🙂 In the evening, I joined mom in a Block Party by Petco, Nutrish and PetPR. First and foremost, mom would like to thank PetPR for the DELISH chocolate cupcake. I sat with mom as she decorated a ceramic bowl, a Golden FUN project that Nurish set-up for everyone. Since Petco is promoting their upcoming StarWars goodies, I had an opportunity to take my photos at the OMG Booth with my Yoda ears. As mom went to dinner with PetCareRx, I
joined my buddy Gath Riley, his peeps and Mayzie’s mom Amber at a pet friendly Dantanna’s. Mom joined us later for more Golden Fun Talk.
Day 3: BarkWorld 2013 August 24th
I woke up early and witnessed the sunrise from our hallway window by the elevator. Mom and I did a mini stair workout at the Westin main entrance stairway. My morning started with Travis from Be Pawsitive. Mom did a video mini interview for an upcoming post. Mom attended sessions as I hung out in the lobby and peep watched. I met up with mom at lunch and I accompanied her at the Unleashed by Petco Video Blogger audition. Then we attended a Golden FUN Pet Photography session with Rose Riot . We ended the session at the outside potty station and was a great opportunity for a photo op Round Table Discussion with other doggy friends.
While mom had dinner with Pruven Pets, I had a mini in room playdate with my buddy Rocco of ToDogWithLove. So much Golden FUN as we both enjoyed a relaxing nap at Westin’s heavenly bed. We had another evening night cap at pet friendly restaurant Seven Lamps with friends. Golden PAWsome way to end BarkWorld 2013.
We will have more more more photo of our trip and BarkWorld experience Will share it soon … most likely via Twitter @SugartheGoldenR and FB.
Our road trip back to home was Lots of Golden FUN! If you LIKE my FB Fan Page Golden Woofs, you know that we stopped at several Cracker Barrels. I invite you to check it out.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs