Saturday, February 15, 2014

World of Pets Expo, Hampton, VA

Another cold, rainy day in Hampton so we decided to go to the World of Pets Expo at the Hampton Convention Center in Hampton. It will still be going on tomorrow if you want to go. It costs $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids.

The first place the dogs headed to was a booth with homemade dog treats! Sammy had his eye on the mini-pizzas.  We bought a sampler bag because we couldn't decide on one type of treat--they all looked so good.
Dock diving was a big crowd pleaser. The Chesapeake Dock Dogs were doing demonstrations. They are sponsored by Detour Winery!
The bird show also had a big audience. Dogs were not supposed to go in the bird area, though. At this session The Bird Whisperer was showing how to train a parrot--we had to watch from afar.
There were lots of families at the expo. Sammy wanted to go on the pony rides with the kids. Sorry, Sammy--no dogs on the ponies either.
The Pig Placement Network was there with a pig adorned with a boa and a tiara! They promote pot-bellied pigs as pets. And I have to say this pig was very well behaved--she stayed close by the booth on a leash. Pigs were not the only animal represented--there were hamsters, gerbils, rats, cats and birds.
Sammy and PG tried out all the free samples and water bowls. It was a good distraction to keep them away from the cats!
And there were free hugs and pets all around--everywhere we turned.
Since it's a rare occasion for animals to be in the Hampton Convention Center; and I don't go to many places without the dogs, I didn't realize that there was an art show in the lobby.
So we finished our day meandering through the art show of local artists! Something for the dogs, something for me. A win-win!

Wish you were here!
Sammy & PG

1 comment:

  1. Free food samples and hugs. I bet Sammy and PG were very glad they went.