Barney meets another celebrity at Blog Paws!

Tripawds travelling Barney meets Tillman the skateboarding dog at Blog Paws pet blogging conference.

We told you Barney had some big news from the Blog Paws conference he attended with Team Tripawds. Well, check this out!

Barney meets Tillman at BlogPaws
Barney meets Tillman at BlogPaws

Yes. Barney met Tillman, the famous skateboarding dog star from Who Let the Dogs Out! The two have a lot in common. Tillman travels in his own bus, and Barney roamed the country in an RV with Jerry and his pack. They both made guest appearances at Blog Paws. And they both have lots of fans all over the world.

Tillman had a busy schedule as the Natural Balance spokesdawg so we didn’t have long to chat. But you can follow his antics Saturday mornings on Animal Planet!

More big killbarney news coming soon!

Now, stay tuned for some more photos from Barney’s visit with Wyatt on the ranch, and some extra special news about future stops on the KillBarney Tour! And if you really want to host a stop on the the KillBarney Tour, be sure to post in the I Want Barney forum topic.

Barney Goes to Blog Paws

Tripawds three legged dog community takes Barney the Purple Dinosaur to Blog Paws 2012 Social Media Conference in Salt Lake City.

Shortly after Barney arrived at the Colorado dude ranch where he’s learning the ropes from Wyatt Ray, the purple beast was whisked off to represent Tripawds at the Blog Paws 2012 Social Media Conference in Salt Lake City.

 KillBarney Tour takes Barney to Blog Paws

Although he didn’t seem to have too much interest in seminars about things like how to build a better blog, the Purple Dino did have an exciting encounter or two and got to be the center of attention on a few occasions.

Jerry Fan meets Barney and Wyatt at BlogPaws

Like when he met fellow blogger and animal lover Lisa Wagner from Chicago. Lisa told us how much she was touched by the PBS documentary I was featured in, “Why We Love Cats and Dogs.”

Lisa told us that my story brought tears to her eyes, and she couldn’t stop thinking about us for a long, long time. It was quite a coincidence that we happened to meet fan at Blog Paws! She was so happy to meet Wyatt Ray and Barney too!

Blog Paws was a whirlwind time for the purple beast. After two long days of seminars, banquets and networking, Barney was exhausted and ready for a quiet retreat back at the ranch.

Little did he know that Wyatt Ray had other plans for him  . . .

To be continued.

Wyatt Welcomes Barney at the Ranch

Three legged German Shepherd Wyatt welcomes the Kill Barney Tour to Vickers Dude Ranch in Lake City Colorado.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

After several harrowing cross-country trips and long, lonely periods of isolation, Barney hitched himself up to a wagon train and headed out to Lake City, Colorado to spend some time at Spirit Jerry’s favorite dude ranch, where Tripawds Spokespup Wyatt Ray is currently employed as a ranch dawg.

Wyatt opens the KillBarney box

Wyatt wasn’t expecting a guest. But the box sure smelled good, so he dove right in! Suddenly, a stinky purple beast pops out and shouts, “Hello! I love you!”

Wyatt opens the KillBarney box

“Really? Are you kidding me? He’s back?” said Wyatt.

Oh not again. “You really aren’t cut out for ranch life,” he told this raggedy traveler, “but I can show you the ropes, maybe make something out of your sorry butt.”

Wyatt greets Barney

Wyatt quickly showed Barney to his bunk, and stuffed his big nose down into the box. Suddenly, a scent arose from the depths, a scent that brought back memories of good times, and his favorite bitch, Codie Rae from the Oaktown Pack.

Wyatt sniffs Oaktown Pack

Back when the Oaktown Pack hosted the little beast, his fake cousin Floyd tried to steal the show. Codie’s gang did their best to decapitate the poseur, but they failed in their attempt. Now, what was left of Floyd was hiding in the box.

But he couldn’t escape the powerful nose of Wyatt Ray.  “Hey, it’s that creepy wanna-be Barney!” He could smell the Oaktown Pack’s drool all over his tattered remains.

So he dug in, and continued to shred his remnants to pieces, as Barney watched from the dark corner of the bunkhouse, and shuddered . . . .

Stay tuned for more adventures with Barney at Wyatt on the ranch before he hits the road again soon!

Be sure to post in the I Want Barney forum if you understand the meaning of this tour an want your Tripawd to host the KillBarney Tour!

Is The KillBarney Tour Over?

Cliffhanger suspense post awaiting word of KillBarney Tour destination.

Has Barney finally met his match?

Will any Tripawds member ever host the KillBarney Tour again?

Is this the end of Jerry’s little purple nemesis?

What Has happened to the Tripawds Travelling Barney

Or is this just a sign of things to come?

Tune in soon as we wait for word of where in the world Barney might be.

The tour must go on…

Please Help Get Barney Back on the Road

Purple dinosaur Barney doll and road tour being held captive by Tripawds community member.

I wish this was a joke, but sadly it’s not. Barney and all his treasures have been at Tripawd Katy’s house since February 14 and despite our many desperate pleas to get him moving again, Katy’s mom Crystal, has not responded.

Katy, Please Send Barney On!

Katy Hosts Tripawds KillBarney TourFor two months, we have been very concerned that something awful had happened to Katy or her pack. We received no response to our emails, when we asked about the Barney box and we were very worried. Finally, on March 25 she did post this blog post, “Don’t Panic, Barney’s Fine!

What a relief… but that was nearly a month ago. Katydid has now had Barney for almost two months, with no word on when he might be leaving or where he is going next.

Tripawds member kviz has offered to pay for shipping to get Barney back on Tour. We’ve also tried emailing, PMing Crystal and sending Facebook messages to her and her husband, Mike, but with no response we are becoming very concerned. Crystal is actively using Facebook and last logged in to Tripawds on April 8th so we know she’s online and has had the opportunity to see our messages.

We know life gets in the way of many things and Crystal is probably really busy. We get that. And if Barney somehow got destroyed by a dog, or lost in the mail, well, it would be tragic, but we get that too.

Tripawds KillBarney Tour JournalBut what we don’t get is:
knowing how Barney was mine and has visited many members,
knowing how many Tripawds have bared their souls in the KillBarney Journal and left so many mementos in the box,
and knowing what it means to this entire community,
why would Katy be holding him for so long?

Please help us find out!

I hope this doesn’t sound mean. It’s just that this is the first time this has happened and that little purple beast means a lot to all of us. We just want him on the road again, no questions asked, and we won’t have any hard feelings.

Barney has been with me since I was a puppy.

Puppy Jerry with First Barney

And he was there with me during my last moments on earth.

Jerry says final goodbye to Barney.

And he has helped many other Tripawds during their last days too.

What Should We Do Next?

My only ideas so far are that we should all try sending Facebook messages to Crystal and her husband, Mike, as well as through Katy’s Tripawds User Account (“katydid”) until we get confirmation that Barney is on the road (along with a tracking number for the peace of mind we so desperately need right now). If anyone has a phone number for Crystal, please give her a call or send us a PM so we can.

Thank you for whatever you can do to help get the KillBarney Tour back on the road. There are many other Tripawds out there who could use some cheering up!