…she likes the Squeaky Snake
CatCon4: Day 9 (Con Day 2) Again, a quick rundown, but with added critter comments
Grace: Took a tour (with Mary and Miranda) of a local herb garden…bought several books at a local used book store…went with no less than 15 other gamers folks and several pets to the mud baths and spa, where we all first lounged about in warm mineral mud, then got cleaned and massaged to within an inch of our lives (lunch was also included)…went to watch our now wonderfully clean canine children participate in an all dog LARP…took a nap…entered Abby and Flash in the Pet Costume Contest as Donkey and Puss in Boots from Shrek (they took third place)…played in the Killer Bunnies tournament…ate dinner…went to the Couples Only Dungeon LARP with Your Humble Narrator.
The Critters: Spent the morning at the Pet Jungle, which is a really cool jungle themed park…
Flash: They have fake alligators in a pond! I nearly pissed myself when one swam toward where I was standing!
Abby: They had a fun “Jungle Pyramid” that I climbed with a bunch of other goats and several cats & dogs.
Lucy: I ran all over the jungle with a bunch of other dogs chasing a mechanical monkey.
Winker: I played with two little girls and their dog. He was a Cocker Spaniel named Boo.
…went to the spa with us…
All Critters: We love the spa! They cleaned us and combed us and massaged us and gave us lots of treats!
…played in LARPs…
Winker & Lucy: We were the McWoof Sisters in the dog LARP “The Haunted Doghouse”
Flash: I made a pretty dashing Puss in Boots, if I do say so.
Abby: I looked good as Donkey, but the contest winner was a pig named Louie dressed up as Iron Ham.
…had long naps in our suite…ate a great dinner and watched movies with Arcadia (Sharon was playing in a game of some sort)
Doc: Toured the Dealer’s room…took part (with Spike) in the annual “Ask A GM Anything!” Q&A. This year, one of the questions was “Can you do a few lines from one of your favorite movies?”, so I did a few from the original “King Kong”…did the spa party thing…watched about half of The Girls doggie LARP…ran an OTE game titled “The Revenge Of The Dead”…sat in on a seminar whose panel included Spike and Christina Stiles. Subject was freelancing…ran yet another Toon game, “The House That Jerks Built”…played a card game about war in the barnyard…ate Mexican food for dinner…went with my spouse, Mr. & Mrs. Jones, Doc & Mrs. Mystery and my nephew Zach & Avis Crane to the Couples Only LARP. Obviously, it is not just for married folk, or even folks in a relationship. You just had to be two people that were a team. It was a Murder Mystery with Fantasy and Steampunk elements (and drinks & eats). The object was not just to solve the murder and expose the killer, but keep from getting killed AND expose the vile bastards behind it all. Both Spike and I got killed, while Mary nearly drank poison. Players were dropping like flies for a while, but we all got to come back as zombies (some good, some evil). It was big fun and ran from 9 PM until 2 in the morning.
After that, we were very glad to see our beds, you betcha.