Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Reading Pet Expo

Hey Pups,

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.

Saturday came around and everyone was getting ready. Canyon started running around the house whimpering. Mom took pity on him and decided he could go along to the Meet and Greet. here we are in the Sibe Vibe ready to leave.

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.
Me in the donation vest

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.

12 woo woos:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My mom and I are still khrying about Sasha - I made her my post for the day -

Woo furget to mention about the poor little biped's Monday PetExpo 'hangover' -

I'm SOOOOO glad woo were such a great ambassador - woo done us proud!!!

PeeEss; Please have your fur-iends visit my blog fur my tribute to Sasha - I think I'll be hearing my mom khry as we fall asleep ;-(

Holly said...

Glad you had fun at the meet and greet! It's always fun when you can help out other Sibes find their furever homes!!

We will all miss Sasha. She was so beautiful and we feel so sad for her family.


One of the pack said...

That's horrible news about Sasha. We're so sorry we didn't get to know her, being so new to blogging.

On a more positive note, Sky Boy and Canyon, I am sure the event's success was due in large part to having such handsome and well behaved dogs. We love that your BiPed gets involved, and stakes her claim with you guys!

Have a great week.
Good Job, MaPaw!

The Forget Sit and Stay Gang

Simba said...

That is sad news. You both look very smart and well behaved.

Simba x

Katherine and Pippa said...

We have been over to Sashaville. Boooo Rooo. Mistress is looking very damp around the eyes. We have written a little post on DWB News too.

I am pleased you had a good weekend. I must say that I think Canyon and I are looking increasingly similar facially. I am worried to say this because I do not want Queen Kelsey to stop being my girlfriend - and I am not annoying. At all. I am too old to be annoying, and I would never bite her tail. Anyway I wonder if I am a huskador GSD cross?


The Army of Four said...

Sky, you look SO official and SO handsome in your vest! And I just LOVE the picture of you and Canyon in the SibeVibe!
I'm glad you got to go to the Expo! It looks like such fun!
PS; We keep crying about Sasha. So sad ...

Ferndoggle said...

Sky, I'm sure you collected a million bazillion dollars at the expo!! People were probably giving you tons of $$ just based on your handsomeness alone!

Looks like a great roadtrip.


Penny & Poppy said...

We stopped over at Sashaville. Very sad for everyone! Our mom's eyes always leak when one of the DWBers goes to the bridge. We're glad your Expo was successful and we hope all those doggies get furever homes soon!

Poppy & Penny

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

That is so cute about your little biped. She didn't want anyone to adopt you! I bet that made you feel very loved! I'm glad lots of people are interested in some huskies!


D'Azul Siberian said...

It is very sad about Sasha. The donation vest looks like a great idea for fund raising. We like it.

The D'Azul Siberians

Asta said...

Sky boy..What wondewful event..it's so gweat of you to help all those fuwwkids who need to be adopted ow need dogtow cawe..I'm vewy sad about youw fwiend..we've been cwying about LacyLulu..it seems we awe losing way too many of ouw pals lately..I hope KelseyAnn feels bettew!!! I love you
smoochie kisses

The Daily Echo said...

We're glad you had such a good time. Last year Meeka wore the vest and he bragged about it for the next month. He told us people paid him to cast their eyes on his handsomness. Pullllease!