This past weekend was the Reading Pet Expo. Mapaw had a booth set up to advertise our foster dogs that need furever homes and for fundraising efforts. Kelsey normally goes to the Meet and Greets so people can see that huskies don't just come in black and white. Mom and Dad recently decided she shouldn't go to these anymore because of her arthritis pain (she's been on Tramadol, an opiate, as needed in addition to Rimadyl for about a week and it's helping her; however, she probably would rather not deal with strange people and kids all day). Canyon wasn't scheduled to attend because he is shy with new people. So, Saturday and Sunday were supposed to be my days to go out with the family.
We dropped the little biped at Dama's and Paw-paw's before going on our road trip... When we got there, I got to where the Donation Dog vest. People can stick money in the pocket so we can help foster dogs like Bravo and Dunkin who need medication for eye issues. Bravo is a 8 or 9 month old puppy who has cataracts. He's looking for a furever home and may need surgery at some point. Dunkin is a 9 year old senior found near a donut shop who has glaucoma and needs eye drops every day. Both of these guys were at the event this weekend and I got to spend some time with them.
Bravo (left) and Dunkin
Sunday, I got to go by myself. The little biped went along for the day and spent some of the day visiting other rescues' booths, in the petting zoo, watching dog dancing, seeing pot-bellied pigs and enjoying the company of Nana and Pop at the event. It was cute how she kept making sure everyone who pet me knew I was "her" dog. She would pet me and hug me and was even laying on me. It was good Canyon didn't go along this trip because there were plenty of other Mapaw dogs there. Besides Bravo and Dunkin, there were two other Mapaw fosters - Rocky Munch and Sage. Here's some pictures of them.
Sage (top) and Bravo.
Rocky Munch (left) and I meet
The weekend was a big success. There were lots of people there. Last year was the first year this event was put on and it snowed on Friday night into Saturday morning. Turnout last year wasn't very good because of the bad weather. This year was a much better turnout and there were people definitely interested in learning how to adopt a Mapaw dog.
We also got to see friends from Harnessed to Hope and DelVal, our partners in the Hike N' Howl event to be held this fall.
Overall, I had a great weekend at the Reading Pet Expo, but now I'm very tired and enjoying rest and relaxation.
Kisses, Sky boy
Pee Ess: Please stop by Sashaville, and leave your respects to her humans. Sasha, lost her battle with cancer today. She was just diagnosed yesterday and had fluid around her heart also. Very sad woos coming from all of us here.