I had some second thoughts about taking our dog to the event because of the whole Dog Flu scare, but in the end I decided to go. One reason is because the Dog Flu has not make it's way out to the Western part of the U.S. The other reason is that although I want to be cautious about my dogs' health, I feel we need to take precautions when we can but still get out there and enjoy ourselves! We tried to prevent our dog from any nose to nose contact with strange dogs at the event, and would not allow her to drink from any communal water bowls. Other than that, we relaxed and had a great time!
|This beautiful steel horse sculpture stands majestically in front of the Westworld arena. Lots of horse shows take place there, so it's the perfect work of art for this venue!|
We met some very interesting people and pets like the stars of Animal Planet's TANKED, and Posy the sweet Pitbull who lives with Genetic Dwarfism. Posy had such an impact on me, I didn't want to leave her! She really touched my heart.
We had the pleasure of meeting the stars of Animal Planet's TANKED, Brett Raymer and Wayde King. In their family run business, they create exquisite fish tanks that really stretch the imagination. Their show is so cool; just when you think they can't top their last tank - BAM! - they come up with something else that blows your mind. They've made telephone booths, classic cars, and all kinds of surprising items into extraordinary fish tanks. Brett and Wayde were so sweet! Even though they were in the midst of a lunch break, they were happy to stop and pose for photos with us and shoot the breeze. We loved meeting these guys! If you're ever in Las Vegas, you can visit the facility where they create their one of a kind fish tanks at Acrylic Tank Manufacturing. We are definitely going to make that trip; we've got to see the place where all those magical fish tanks are created!
|Little Posy wanted to jump out of her wagon as soon as she saw me approach her!|
|Posy mugging for the camera!|
|Posy doesn't let Genetic Dwarfism stop her from living life! She wobbled her way over to me to say hello, and in the process stole my heart!|
There were lots of adoptable dogs at the Expo, but there were also much smaller critters in need of loving homes. Hamsterdam AZ, a small animal rescue, had some little critters available for adoption at the show.
After a long morning at the Pet Expo, we stopped off at a Starbucks for a rest. John and I had a couple of ice cold Refreshers while Isis enjoyed a chew bone and people watching!
What do you have planned for you and your pet this weekend? Anything fun? Leave us a comment, you know we always want to hear from you!
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