I’m here! I’m really here! The Global Pet Expo in Orlando!
So last night I arrived here:
And attended a swanky soiree:
Yeah, dogs were attending the party. A big dog party. Big dogs and little dogs. Black dogs and white dogs. All at the dog party.
Stacy Mantle, of Pets Weekly, lives in Arizona. She’s considering chickens. I encouraged her to go for it.
Today I wandered from booth to booth. I started here:
The very first dog I encountered was here at the JNC booth – Rocky, the Jones Natural Chews mascot.
The Global Pet Expo is in the west building of the Orange County Convention Center. This place is mammoth. So when I say I wandered from booth to booth, I mean that I was speed walking, looking for live animals, and only made it through about a quarter of the show room floor in a couple of hours. Stopping to pet and talk on occasion. How on earth could I not? Look at this face:
Y’all, I so seriously wanted this dog. I spoke with his mama, Alexis of All Four Paws, at length. This will be my next dog. They’re HUGE. All Four Paws sells the nifty blue collars you see on this beauty. They’re filled with water, then frozen. The Pyr wears them to stay cool (Or they can be filled with hot water in winter), then the thawed water can be poured into their water bowl. They stay cold for two to three hours, depending on whether the dog is inside or out.
Next up? Two GORGEOUS retrievers. They’re not the standard goldens. Look see.
These dogs are called English Cream Goldens, and are likely to live a year or two longer than the standard Golden Retriever. They’re also less susceptible to cancer. And they’re lighter in color. Aren’t they pretty? Jacquelyn, their mama, sells light up collars which they designed for very furry dogs, so the light will lay the fur flat and be more visible. I’m taking one home to try out on my very furry dogs. Look for it in a giveaway later if I’m happy with it. I saw them on her pups and am sure I’ll like the collar. 🙂
I ran into some adorable little dogs. Y’all know how I feel about little dogs. But OH MY DOG. I had to stop and ask if this little fella was real. Seriously.
How cute is THAT?! The second one is a Yorkie, which isn’t necessarily the most stunning little dog. They say, though, that the clothes make the little dog. I believe it.
Last, but not least, I met critters which made me instantly home sick. Y’all know what’s coming, right? This isn’t a dog expo. It’s a PET expo. Critters of all sorts are represented here. Including these:
*SQUEEEEEE* No, they weren’t overly friendly. Yes, those are diapers/aprons. Yes, they’re indoor/outdoor chickens.
And that’s when I had to stop. Chickens. At a pet expo. My day is completely done. 🙂
I Look forward to telling you all about Jones’ newest treats tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Until I write again …