Paws for Reflection with BJ Bangs
#Getyourcatfix while on vacation, traveling or at home. Our fur-family friends have not only moved into our hearts as a fav pet, but they also are front and center in our lives. It’s no surprise that cat events are cropping up as we speak, all with a bit of a different twist, but all about cats. There are museums with whole collections about cats, if not a whole colony in residence. Cats are featured in art, film festivals, cat cafe’s, hotels, and even at resorts worldwide. #CatTourism is on the rise, and it’s no wonder as cats rule the Internet. If you have doubts, just check out how many people go well off the beaten path to visit Japans Cat Islands to get their cat fix.
#Catsaresogoodforus, so good, that we want them front and center in our lives, no matter where we are. Part of that true bond is understanding how and what makes cat tick. At Paws for Reflection with BJ Bangs, we’re strive to let people know just how awesome cats are. But it’s not a one way street, we need to understand our felines so we can have a deep connection with them We delve into why cats are the absolute best soul mates. We sprinkle in a little humor with lots of travel tips, photos and a few feline tales, making Paws for Reflection a must stop for cat tourism and cat information on the cat crazed Internet.
2017 Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation Award
Top 50 Cat Blogger
About the Author
People love their cats, so much so they want to get their cat fix on vacation, while traveling or at home. Award winning blogger, journalist, photographer and communications professional BJ Bangs knows all about that because she thinks cats are our best soul mates and BFF’s.
She is out to share all the cool events and places to get your catfix, so that you can easily find out where to go if you want a super dose of cat, and can’t take your kitty with you.
Cats are more than just fun. They are unique in that each has their own personality. No two are alike. They show undeniably unconditional love. They are there for you when you are down, upset, happy or jubilant. There’s nothing better than snuggling up in front of the wood stove with five of the best feline friends. They truly are my BFFs.
A different twist to cat blogging
#Getyourcatfix at Paws for Reflection with BJ Bangs (bjbangs.net), as we introduce you to the world of cat travel and events. You can get your cat fix while traveling, on vacation or at home through reading books, nuturing your relationship with your cat, or just leaning how to keep your cat happy. If your cat is happy and healthy that spills over to you. While there are lots of cat blogging sites on the internet, Paws for Reflection brings a bit of a different twist to the mix because we incorporate our personal experiences with hard and proven facts. With five cats, and three that has crossed to the Rainbow Bridge, there’s lots of stories to share.
Humarian’s Dr. B. is joined by cat blogger BJ Bangs at BlogPaws 2018 to talk all about her cat-focused blog, Paws for Reflection, and how cats can positively affect the lives of humans around them.
Feline Fix by Five
Cat Writers Association
What I find is that the more I write, the more I find to write about. Presently, there are at least one post a week, sometimes more depending upon the issue. You can find us on social media at:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bjbangs @bjbangs
Google Plus: www.google.com/bjbangs
That’s in addition to maintaining a full-time job, contract web work, maintaining a house, and yes, spending time with my five best feline friends.
I’ve been pretty amazed at the depth of the blogging world. I’ve met lots of wonderful people through Blogpaws.com, the Cat Writer’s Association, and online cat networks including social media. And I am looking forward to connecting with many, many more in the cat world in the future. Here’s some examples of my work:
- CatSpot: A New Type of Cat Litter
- DryMate’s new Litter Trapping Mat is the Best
- Zen Clipper tips tip of cat’s claw, not the quick
- #Hills Pet: A new Metabolic Cat Food Can get your cat right-sized
- #Hills Crafted is made like a work of art
- #Hills Metabolic food spreads love while helping cats lose weight & become healthier
Education & Certifications
BJ holds an APR from the Public Relations Society of America, has a masters in business administration from the University of Southern New Hampshire, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism/ political science from the University of Maine, Orono. She also designs newsletters, brochures, websites, and more. To say the least, she keeps ‘more than busy’ and her feline friends are her solace as well as her motivation to keep on blogging and writing about cats.
- Former Vice President and Council member of the International Cat Writers Association
- Member of the Maine Public Relations Council
- 2016 Thoroughly Reviewed Top 50 Cat Bloggers
Winner of the following International Cat Writers Association’s Awards:
- 2017 Certificate of Excellence, Health & Other Issue, Blog
- 2015 Certificate of Excellence; Magazine Article: Other
- 2013 Certificate of Excellence: Color Photo
- 2012: MUSE Medallion (Newspaper article: other)
In addition to writing this blog, Paws For Reflection, BJ writes news stories about pets and their people for newspapers,magazines, and other publications. She also aspires to write a book, about, you guessed it – cats.
Check out some of my cat works.
- Cat Fancy Magazine
- Cat Talk
- Maine Today & Sunday Telegram
- The Original Irregular (Series won Cat Writer’s Association’s Coveted MUSE Medallion)
- Spay/Neuter Best Way To Combat Pet Overpopulation, May 25, 2011
- Franklin County Animal Shelter helps over 1,000 animals a year, June 1, 2011
- An ACO’s Job Can Be Thankless, June 8, 2011
Meet the Cats: