Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pet Expo

We haven't been able to blog much this week due to a family emergency. Thankfully, the situation is slowly resolving itself. Aaron and I decided to take a break and go visit the Phoenix Pet Expo. We took Sam and Monty along since we all needed a break!

The Expo was held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. We were surprised how crowded it was. We were a little bit worried about Monty, not knowing how he would react to so many people, sights and smells, but he behaved like a champion!

There were so many dogs there too! We saw so many different breeds. I'm pretty sure I saw Nigel Buggers, or maybe his doppelganger? They were gone too fast and we didn't get a chance to take a picture of him. By any chance were you guys in Arizona?

There were so many dog breeds! We saw bulldogs, retrievers, mixes - you name it, they all seemed to be there! We did get pictures of this big fuzzy girl. We are not sure what breed she was, but she sure was pretty.

Aaron managed to catch this picture of a Borzoi.

This little guy came dressed for the event!

There were other animals there beside dogs. We saw cats, birds, reptiles and rabbits.

The Expo had lots of things to see. There were all kinds of rescues and many of the booths had products or services to offer. We were really amazed by this guard dog demonstrations. He was so quick we had a hard time taking pictures of him!

This dog was part of a display for an obedience class. I think he was doing very well!

We were impressed by this Golden Retriever - he had his own setup to travel in style!

They were also giving flyball and frisbee demos. I hope you are paying attention, Monty!

Of course, Monty and Sam got lots of attention. Everyone wanted to stop and pet them. They both got lots of attention and visiting.

Of course, we really do try to wear some of Monty's energy off. I think we were a success today!


...and Monty!

We hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Wow, what a neat event. I'm sure Luna would go bonkers with everything going on near her. Hope all is well with your family :)

    Elizabeth & Luna

  2. Sorry I missed that. It's right in my Surprise back yard (so to speak). What good Golden boys you have. Looks like a good time was had by all.

  3. What an exciting weekend you had!
    How fascinating to see all these animals.
    We send our best wishes to your family.

    Love, Bella.

  4. Woof! Woof! What a FUN event to attend. I'm surprised that they allowed other dogs. Here, they don't allow dogs that are not participants in the event activities. You guys did a wonderful job. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. Looks like you guys had a great time. Love going to Pet Expos. :)

    Hope your family situation works out.

  6. We hope everything is going to be ok in your family!
    That expo sure looks like a blast! Did the Borzoi speak Russian? I've always wondered about that! ha roo roo roo!
    Play bows,

  7. Family emergencies are never a good thing. We're glad it's settling down and hope it does so faster.

  8. Well I didn't know about this or I would have brought Jack!!

    Oh well, maybe next year!

    I never understood about the non-retractable leash stuff. You can always lock the leash so it is non-retractable.

  9. Sorry 'bout the family stuff - hope it is settling down -

    Thanks fur sharing the Pet Expo!

    There were surely khwite a khool mix of khanines to see!

    Of khourse, the khomfy Sam and Monty pikhs made me want to snooze too!


  10. That event looked really neat! What a blessing to have well behaved dogs at something new and different for them like that! They looked so handsome!

  11. I hope everything is ok now with your family!
    Sure it was great to have a break and to go to the Pet Expo!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  12. Wow, I am sorry we missed it! Gotta watch for it next year - certainly looks like fun for dogs and humans! Thanks for the heads up for future events.

  13. Wow! The Pet Expo sure looks like lots of fun to us!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  14. Now that looks like a fun time!!!

  15. Birds in dog expo ?! Wow, interesting !
    This looks like a lot of fun !

    Love from Nana and Uyanga, and Florence too !

  16. It would have been a lot more fun if you did not have to bring along your humans, but I suppose that someone had to drive.

    Mogley G. Retriever

  17. Aww, what a fun event! I love looking at other breeds of dogs. There are so many I've never heard of!