Memorial weekend in the US and May Bank Holiday in UK marked the weekend out for another crazy #pawpawty. This time we decided to Go Global with a #weekendroadtrip.
We visited Brazil, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Santa Barbara, Madison, Chicago, London, Canton, Devon, Cornwall, Florida, Australia including the Great Barrier Reef, a New Zealand Sheep Farm, Costa Rica and Rome amongst others.
How did we do this? well we had an anipal guide for each location and they shared information and pawtographs about their location with everyone else who was at the pawty.
Anyone could come along, all they had to do was follow the pawty by using the hashtag #wekendroadtrip.
It was all going so well
We were having fun in Rome when disaster struck and twitter lost its search functionality. This would have stopped mere mortals but not the twitter anipals. We carried on with the trip although it was a little more difficult without being able to see everyone's comments via tweetdeck, tweetgrid or just through normal search on twitter.
It was about eight hours before twitter fixed the problem so undaunted we extended the pawty to make sure we could see all of the places still on the tour schedule.
So this pawty has become the official longest pawpawty ever so far on twitter.
As usual there were lots of fun and games, with wonderful songs from our great DJ's who even managed to match the songs with the locations, sheer genius in fluffy form I say. There was also the chance to win some great prizes donated to help us in our fund raising activities, which is after all one of the reasons why we have regular #pawpawty events on twitter.
We were raising funds for a great organisation VetDogs which is a program from the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. they provide guide dogs and specialized service dogs to help veterans and wounded soldiers maintain mobility and independence.
set everything up and I helped out with the organising and scheduling. My head still hurts from working out all the different time zones!!
The event was a great success and I am sure we may have another roadtrip again sometime, as it was great fun and very informative to find out about places some of us anipals have only ever dreamed about.
Remember you can still donate to this great cause, even a small amount of money can make a huge difference.
Finally a big High Paw to all the tour guides, DJ's Bartenders, pwize donors and to all the anipals and people who joined in ,having fun and helping us raise funds.
Be sure to put the dates for the next #pawpawty in your diary 13th and 14th June, it is gonna be a good one 1980's theme so get your outfit organised.