Bay-PAH Virtual Panel and Social Hour

Woofs, Meows, and Salutations, wonderful puppy community! Purrs and virtually rubs up against all of you

Please join us on Thursday, June 4th at 7PM (Pacific Time) for a panel and social hour! We have selected several pups in the community to share why they enjoy the world of puppy, reminisce on old times, and share how they’ve been pupping out in this strange new world we find ourselves in.

Details on how to join the event will be posted beforehand on the Bay-PAH telegram channel. Stay tuned!

Meow~~~Awoooooooo! <3

Puppies, Kittens, and COVID-19

Meows, Barks, and other Salutations, gentle Bay-PAH folk –

As you are no doubt aware, the COVID-19 outbreak is a dynamic and evolving situation. As we move closer to BLFC, the Bay-PAH board of directors continues to monitor the situation. At this point in time, we intend to move forward with our BLFC events as planned.

I am sure you have many questions. I’ll meow about some of them:

What Bay-PAH is doing

The health and safety of our attendees is of paramount concern to us. We will be keeping up-to-date with CDC prevention recommendations and the WHO’s advice.

We are staying up-to-date on Reno’s municipal response, Nevada’s state-wide response, GSR’s local response as well as that of BLFC coordinators. Our current decision is to go on with the show, so long as BLFC itself is happening.

We are concerned with the stigma against those who have recently traveled, who are of Asian descent, are emergency or health care providers, or are in any other group who is being hurt by this stigma. Bay-PAH will not tolerate any such behavior toward our guests, our volunteers, or our staff.

What you can do

Wash your paws!

Stay home if you aren’t feeling well!

Keep up-to-date on on advice from the CDC and WHO.

And please remember:

Everyone deserves compassion and respect. We are all on this planet together. COVID-19 doesn’t care who it infects, and we are all potentially at risk. If we help each other stay informed and take appropriate precautions, care for each other, and stand against stigma and predjustice, then we can better protect each other, our communities, and ourselves.

Bay-PAH needs your help!

Bay-PAH is a 100% volunteer-run organization. Without your generous support, these awesome Bay-PAH events would not be possible.

As we approach our fifth(!!?) anniversary of Bay-PAH, I look back with awe at how much this community has come together and grown. You guys are awesome!

But we need help. We need some of the extraordinary members of this community to step up and join us in navigating this journey.

Want to help us out? That would be amazing! Please see here for more details: Bay-PAH Needs Your Help!

Please either contact us on Telegram, or use our Contact Form to let us know you want to volunteer!

Thank you! Awwoooooooo~~~~(meow) :3

BLFC Events are posted!

Holy Meows, Catman! Bay-PAH is hosting a ton of events this year! BLFC is going to be freaking awesome!

I am so looking forward to this. And unlike doggies, cats can’t just distract themselves with squirrels. We just have to wait it out like patient adults….oooh, uh…. Catnip? For me?

purrs…..

Oh yeah, the events! You can check them out here:

Bay-PAH Events

Interview with Silver Marenwolf

Today begins a new series of posts for the Bay-PAH blog — Puppy Interviews! And Handler interviews. And maybe even interviews with those crazy cat critters…

First up is Silver Marenwolf!

Silver joins us from the California Central Valley. He can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheSilverMarenwolf, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SilverMarenwolf

Welcome Silver!  Could you please introduce yourself?

My name is Silver Marenwolf, and I’m an Alpha Pup/Hander in the Puppy community! I currently reside in the Central Valley of California. I’ve been in the BDSM/Puppy Play community for 10 years. I am a runner-up for 2018 Handler of the Year from International Pup & Handler Weekend

How did you become involved in human puppy play?

I have always had an interest in the pet play community, ever since becoming involved in the BDSM community. After years of serving as a Service Submissive (Butler) to a home. I felt myself wanting more, wanting to evolve into something, with learning and going to events.  I guess you can say I dove head first into the community and have not gone back since then.

Do you consider yourself to be a pup, a handler, both, or something else?

I mostly identify as a Handler, but I do and have been known to get on the mats and let my puppy side shine!

What are the top things you enjoy about human puppy play?

The ability to meet different people from all walks of life and put everything aside for a common interest.  Socializing with people that normally you would never think to socialize with. Traveling to events to meet other pups/handlers and see their dynamics in their relationships/life.  Getting on the pup mosh mats and wrestling around. (Having socks stolen if you are a handler…trust me sometime it is going to happen to you if you are a handler =D )

Are you a member of a pack?

Yes, I am Alpha of “ The House of Marenwolf”

What do you like best about your pack?

We are a family, we support each other in life and never let a member feel as if they are less than another.  I moved to California knowing almost no one. If it wasn’t for my pack I would still be alone. They have given me a family to talk to, and have been there for me during my birthday, holidays, and emotional needs.

Has your involvement in human puppy play impacted other aspects of your life?

I have become the owner to a very large furry telegram text-based BDSM chat-room, leader of a Kink 101 group, and internet based PAH Group.  I believe in making a place where all can go for Safe, Sane, and Consensual Kink where they can understand the risk involved within the BDSM, Puppy Play Community, and Furry Community.

I spend so much of my free time educating myself about all aspects of BDSM even if I am particularly uninterested in the kink/fetish myself. This is due to the need to know more. My mind is hungry for knowledge. I will never stop learning.

You see a squirrel; what do you do?

I have been known to bark, chase, and point it out for other pups to join in the fun of chasing those little squeaky toys made by the handler in the sky!

Do you have any advice for new or curious pups and handlers?

The strongest bit of advice I could give anyone entering into the puppy play community is to be open and honest with yourself and those around you. You don’t have to have gear to play around with other pups.  You don’t have to be owned or own others. You are welcome and loved just as you are. This community is built to allow you to have Safe, Sane and Consensual place to let go of the outside world, and escape into the mind of the puppy within you! You never have to fear the threat of being shamed for who you are.  Not all pups come in the same shape size, race, background, orientation, etc.

What is your favorite color?

Pink: this color is used for compassion, love, playful nature, admiration. It can communicate energy, increase pulse, encourage creativity, and motivate action.

Thank you Silver! I am grateful for you taking the time to answer these questions. You are due at least one extra belly rub next time we meet 🙂

Further Confusion was awesome!

A huge THANK YOU to all for coming! I was completely purred away by the turnout and interest. And the fact that despite not even having a #!$@ projector, you packed into our panel space and made it feel small! So much goodness! We were so delighted to see all of you!!

Thanks to your help, we were even able to pull off a small-scale mosh after the panel! So much happy! <3 Thank you!!!

Bay-PAH depends on your help and volunteering efforts. If you would like to become more involved please reach out to us on Telegram! In addition to needing day-of volunteers, we are also looking for more long-term commitments, helping us plan and run more and more and MOAR events!

I love this community. I truly, honestly do. Thank you so much for being my happy place! <3

Let’s make 2019 the most awesomest year EVAR~meow!!!