When virtual becomes real

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blogpaws sept2105The best part of the blogging is when you can meet offline people you got acquainted online and who you like.

Claire had the pleasure to spend Tuesday afternoon with the adorable Chloe who was on holidays in Switzerland with three members of her family, all very nice also.

How do we know that Chloe is adorable ? Read more, you’ll see.

They visited together the Castle of Chillon, a magnificent castle which is by the Lake of Geneva very close to Montreux. This pleasant bonding time still went on around a table ; Claire is very proud to have understood what her American friends told her, and especially that they understood what she tried to tell them !

chateau de Chillon

Source : Wikipedia Commons – Photo by Benjamin Gimmel

Our human then took back Chloe by car at the station of Montreux, because she had told her that she had something for us in her suitcase…
blogpaws swag
Look at Claire’s smile : Chloe offered us a bag with a lot of things from the last BlogPaws conference in Nashville ! It was all pawty at home when we opened it : thank you so much, Chloe !
pixie in the bag
pixie chose her toy
zorro sniffing toys
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The best part of on-line friendships is when they become beautiful offline stories.
chloe and claire at chillon

51 thoughts on “When virtual becomes real

  1. Georgia and Julie

    That is so cool!
    So nice to meet people and in such a pretty setting!
    Switzerland looks very pretty. The picture of the two of you is really nice too 🙂
    We can see Pixie and Zorro loved the gifts!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  2. Ann Staub

    That is so awesome! Especially since you live so far away. I live in the states, with many other bloggers and still have only met maybe 2 others so far. It would be nice to meet them all one day. I bet you guys had a fun time together and looks like the kitties appreciate their gift!

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  3. Kitties Blue

    What a wonderful thing for Chloe to do. She is really a terrific lady. We can see how much Pixie and Zorro enjoyed all the goodies she brought. Mom is a bit jealous as she loves Montreux, especially the creme brûlée at the Palace Hotel. Mom’s dream is to live in Vevey and vacation every year in Italy. She knows it is one of those IMPOSSIBLE dreams as she could never afford it. CJ sends a kiss to Zorro. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  4. Sammy

    We agree…….it’s wonderful to meet good friends you’ve gotten to know over a short OR long period of time in the blogosphere. You’re guaranteed to have a SUPER good time!!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  5. da tabbies o trout towne

    pixie & zorro…how total lee awesum iz thiz that Claire getted ta meet Chloe…AND her bringed ewe both sum swell swag stuff frum blogpaws ….we noe yur mom had a fun fun time !!! YAY ~~~ ♥♥♥

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  6. Talent Hounds

    Chloe is lovely and so is that part of the world. I took my daughter there – we visited friends in Neuchatel, Lausanne and Vevey, and toured that amazing castle on the lake- spectacular. We spent a few days at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace (Canadian connection and we felt like Princesses).
    Love it when we meet up with virtual pals. X Susie and Kilo the Pug

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  7. Amanda

    Oh my gosh, how cool is that?! Chloe is such a sweetheart and it truly is fantastic to be able to meet the faces behind BlogPaws and other pet blogs in person.

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  8. Tami G

    Absolutely agree, there’s nothing like getting together in real life. So glad you were able to meet together “live”, and the kitty looks pretty darned happy with her gifts! 🙂

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  9. Cathy Armato

    That’s fabulous! It’s great to be friends online for a long time and then finally be able to meet in person. I hope we all get to meet you at a future BlogPaws conference here in the U.S.!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  10. Chloe

    So glad the treats from BlogPaws were a hit. I really enjoyed spending the afternoon with Claire! Next time maybe I can meet the stars of The Swiss Cats! 🙂

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  11. Nerissa's Life

    How neat is that? Must have been such fun for your mum to meet yours and her blogging friends. And what a great prezzie for you, too!

    Now about this castle… Any secret passages? Inquiring minds wanna know.

    Purrs,
    Seville

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  12. LP

    That’s wonderful that Claire was able to meet a fellow blogging friend! And gifts for the kitties is wonderful too 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  13. Caren Gittleman

    That is BEYOND COOL that you got to meet the BEAUTIFUL Chloe!! She is not only beautiful but brilliant! Chloe is lucky too that she got to meet YOU!!!
    OMG if I visited Switzerland I would never want to come home. It looks soooooooo beautiful there!
    I am so glad that you had that experience and that the kitties loved their prezzies!
    That is just wonderful! Your face was just beaming!!!
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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