A New Beginning

New England Pet Expo

September 19th 2012 7:25 am
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Saturday was an incredible day. We left early in the morning and drove for about an hour. We ended up at a place I had never been before. The doors hadn't opened yet so we all stood outside and socialized. A lot of humans wanted to pet me but I wasn't that comfortable with it. I was more interested in the other dogs. We did see two humans I knew. They were from Greyhound Adventures. I let them pet me. Finally the doors opened and we went inside. Mom had to show my vaccination papers and give them a registration form. Them we got to go inside. Mom started filling out a raffle entry at the entrance but daddy came and told her to forget it and to walk inside and over to the the left. Mom let daddy finish the raffle entry and did as daddy said. I went with mom. Shorty Rossi from the TV show Pit Boss was there sitting at a table! Mom ran and got in line. Daddy came back and took me because the isle for the line was kind of narrow. Mom didn't have to wait too long because the line was short. That is why daddy came and told her. Mom met Shorty and talked to him. She had her picture taken with him and bought a T-shirt. After that we started to look at all the booths. It was strange because everything was inside a building! There were rows and rows of booths with all kinds of pet related things. We were looking at a booth when the man at Casey Jones Bones came up to mom. They actually knew each other form many years ago! When mom knew him he was a chemistry grad student and worked out at the gym she worked at. They hugged each other and talked for a while. I have a box of Casey Jones Bones in our cabinet. Mom and dad bought them for me as a gift when they went on vacation. I have eaten most of them. Next we went to Greyhound Friend's booth for a while before looking at all the other booths. We listened to some of the talks too. Shorty gave a welcome speech, there was a talk on pet first aid and CPR, a talk on breed specific legislation, a parade of breeds and a talent show. Mom and dad recognized one of the dogs in the talent show. She was a special needs girl who had been on Pit Boss. She had wanted to meet Shorty and had adopted a pit bull puppy from him! That so so cool! Mom's favorite talk, however, was the one given by Shorty. He talked about how pit bulls are good, sweet and loyal dogs and it is the people who should be blamed, not the dogs. Shorty asked the audience which breed was responsible for the most dog bites. Mom raised her hand and Shorty called on her!!!!! Mom said Golden Retrievers. Shorty was impressed because mom got it right. That made mom's day. Finally it was time for the costume contest. Mom and dad had left my costume in the car so they wouldn't have to carry it around with them. It was nice to go outside for a bit and relieve myself. Mom and dad took me to a quiet area and dressed me. People going by started taking my picture. The contest was different from others I had been in. This one was judged by how many people clapped and cheered. Mom's friend, Jen, was supposed to come with her kids to cheer for me but she didn't show up. There were about 20 contestants in the contest (2 were cats)! I made the top 5 but that was as far as I went. The winner had their family and friends there so they won. That was OK with me. Being in the top 5 out of 20 was pretty good. I was a tired dog when we got home. It was a fun day and one I will remember for a long time.

 
 

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