I went to the Pet Expo – part last

Well, folks, it’s quite a week of reminiscing about the Pet Expo. It was great fun and I’m sure mom and I will go next year. I asked her to post some random photos we took of the day. I will add my comments as we go along. So, what grand adventures are next for me? 1. I get to go to work with mom tomorrow. 2. April 4, photos with the Easter Bunny! (mom is already dreaming up a bunny costume to make for me – I’m just a little scared!)easteregg 3. www.norfolktides.comApril 26, Tidewater Tides (baseball) Bark in the Park – I get to go watch a baseball game! Bark in the ParkI hope its’ warm by then. I am tired of having to walk around on snow and ice to do my business (those photos will be in a separate post)!  Enjoy the photos and I’ll see you next time!

 Barkingly Yours,  LadyBird

Dock Dogs running platform

Dock Dogs running platform

Dock Dogs jumping pool

Dock Dogs jumping pool

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The dogs were so fast and mom’s camera was too slow to catch their awesomeness!

 

Cat Agility, Japanese Bobtail not wanting to perform for the crowd.

Cat Agility, Japanese Bobtail not wanting to perform for the crowd.

Cat agility course

Cat agility course

American shorthair cat

American shorthair cat

Very pretty husky

Very pretty husky

Pomeranian in a stroller - hint, hint, mom, I want one of these - the stroller not the dog.

Pomeranian in a stroller – hint, hint, mom, I want one of these – the stroller not the dog.

I'm a little sleepy, mom. Do you mind if I take a nap?

I’m a little sleepy, mom. Do you mind if I take a nap?

Eating lunch - I had some doggy-greek yogurt and a french fry (not exactly healthy, but yummy)

Eating lunch – I had some doggy-greek yogurt and a french fry (not exactly healthy, but yummy)

I'm checking out the competition while waiting for the talent show.

I’m checking out the competition while waiting for the talent show.

toys, toys, toys!!!

toys, toys, toys!!!

baby sugar babies

baby sugar babies

baby iguanas (mom told me she used to have one for a couple of years. But he died while a hurricane was hitting the area so she wasn't able to get him to the emergency vet in time.

baby iguanas – mom told me she used to have one for a couple of years. But he died while a hurricane was hitting the area so she wasn’t able to get him to the emergency vet in time.

weird, humpy animals at the petting zoo. mom called them camels. i don't know - we didn't go over there because mom thought they might scare me. she's right - the would and did!

weird, humpy animals at the petting zoo. mom called them camels. i don’t know – we didn’t go over there because mom thought they might scare me. she’s right – the would and did!

me and mom - we had a great time! thanks, mom , for bringing me here!

me and mom – we had a great time! thanks, mom , for bringing me here!

This is a repeat photo, but I wanted to remind you of my costume!

This is a repeat photo, but I wanted to remind you of my costume!

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I went to the Pet Expo – part 4

Click Here To EnterSo these two radio stations sponsored a talent contest and a fashion contest at the Expo. 101_1893Mom got photos of the talent show but by the time it was my turn to go up on stage, the battery was worn out so Granmama wasn’t able to take any photos! Real Bummer!

Waiting my turn.

Waiting my turn.

I do have 2 getting ready photos to share and some after the show at home. I liked my pretty coat but not the wings. They were annoying.

When will I get to go on stage?

When will I get to go on stage?

The pet that won was a bird in a tuxedo. As if! Second place was won by a cat in a batman costume. Boo! Third was 2 dogs dressed up really cute. At least a couple of dogs came in third place. I came in fourth, or maybe fifth, I don’t remember. Oh, well. Maybe next time! The audience got to vote by cheering. It is obvious they had no taste!

The talent was pretty good, the winner of that contest was a schnauzer. He was really good. He had his human trained really well.

Human doing what the dog wants.

Human doing what the dog wants.

So tomorrow I will give you the final round-up of the show!

As promised, photos of me in my costume! Oh – I found pictures of the fashion contest on Facebook. A link is at the bottom of the post. Also, here are some photos I grabbed of me off FB (thanks 94.9 The Point!).

Parading my beauty around the ring.

Parading my beauty around the ring.

Mom and me!

Mom and me!

The final line-up for judging.

The final line-up for judging.

To be fair I will show the winners.

To be fair I will show the winners.

Aren't I beautiful?

Aren’t I beautiful?

Mom did a great job on it, didn't she? She sewed it all by hand!

Mom did a great job on it, didn’t she? She sewed it all by hand!

Okay,I'm getting tired!

Okay,I’m getting tired!

 

Alright, I'm done, please!

Alright, I’m done, please!

Here is a link to the fashion photos taken by the radio station – 94.9, The Point

Here is a link to the talent photos taken by Z104fm.

 

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I went to the Pet Expo – part 3

Click Here To EnterYesterday I showed you photos of the bird-man at the Pet Expo. Today is the funny-dog-man! 

How does that dog balance like that?

How does that dog balance like that?

Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix Show his show was so funny – my mom laughed so hard I was afraid she was going to make me do some of the tricks those dogs did!

He had a bunch of dogs – all rescues from shelters across the country and trained them to do a bunch of stuff –

Scooter-riding dog

Scooter-riding dog

like riding a skateboard, pushing a carriage, climbing ladders, sliding down slides (I’ve tried that one and I didn’t like it!), a high wire act and even balancing a dog on the end of a pole – and that’s only part of the show!

Sliding-dog

Sliding-dog

Mom took the pix with her flip-phone because she had taken so many pictures earlier she wore the battery out. It was a lot of fun and I would like to see him and the dogs again!

Backwards-sliding dog. Yes, he went down the slide backwards. Yikes!

Backwards-sliding dog. Yes, he went down the slide backwards. Yikes!

We had a great time. Tomorrow I’ll tell you about the fashion contest I was in!

Barkingly yours, LadyBird

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Look how high she is! He put her up even higher but by then mom had filled up the memory on her camera phone. She just takes way too many photos!

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Love how all the dogs are line up.

   

A picture of a lady taking a picture of the same act my mom was taking.

A picture of a lady taking a picture of the same act my mom was taking a picture of.

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I went to the Pet Expo – Part 2

Hey ya’ll! Yesterday I gave you an overview of the Expo. Click Here To EnterIt was fun and I had a good time! Today I want to tell you about Jessie James, the BirdWhisperer.

Jessie James with a Cockatoo.

Jessie James with a Cockatoo.

 

 

 

 

He talked all about parrots – mainly trying to talk humans out of getting one since they are a very long time commitment. 101_1802 (Parrots can live for 80 years!) He said to never let a bird on your shoulder because if they get scared or fall or something they might take your ear or nose or cheek with them when they fall or fly away.

These 2 cockatoos have no feathers on their bodies.

These 2 cockatoos have no feathers on their bodies.

 

He also talked about birds who pluck their own feathers because they’re stressed out (I guess it’s kind of like my fellow canines when we constantly lick our paws because we’re upset).

These two cockatoos are rescues and are being cared for by the Peninsula Caged Bird Society

These two cockatoos are rescues and are being cared for by the Peninsula Caged Bird Society

He also told how you can tell if the bird was wild caught (now outlawed) versus hand-raised (a difference in rings on their legs).

I think he said this one was wild-caught - but I can't remember.

I think he said this one was wild-caught – but I can’t remember.

I enjoyed his talk a lot but we had to leave early to catch the Cat Agility.

This one is very pretty - too bad I can't remember what breed he is.

This one is very pretty – too bad I can’t remember what breed he is.

Here are some more photos of birds for you to enjoy.

A misbehaving cockatoo!

A misbehaving cockatoo!

Beautiful green-winged macaw.

Beautiful green-winged macaw.

This one is a hybrid - a harlequin - a cross between  a blue & gold and a green-winged macaw.

This one is a hybrid – a harlequin – a cross between a blue & gold and a green-winged macaw.

Very pretty!

Very pretty!

Here I am watching the bird-man!

Here I am watching the bird-man!

See you next time with photos from some funny dogs!  Barkingly yours, LadyBird

See you next time with photos from some funny dogs! Barkingly yours, LadyBird

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I went to the Pet Expo! part 1

It was a cold and windy day…nope – no story – just a post to tell you about the Pet Expo!

Hampton Roads Convention    Center

Hampton Roads Convention Center

It was cold and windy, but thankfully we were inside. We went to Hampton – my first visit there. It took about 30 minutes for us to travel, but I was comfy on my Granmama’s lap.

Me and G!

Me and G!

Mom dropped us off at the door so I wouldn’t get too cold. There were a lot of people and dogs so I was a little scared and refused to walk so mom had to carry me all day! (See how I worked that? She only thought I was scared, but I wasn’t.)

These are cat collars - yuk! - mom looked for a new collar for me but I didn't see one I liked.

These are cat collars – yuk! – mom looked for a new collar for me but I didn’t see one I liked.

First we walked around looking at the vendors – there were lots of folks selling collars, leashes, harness, dog coats and doggie treats.

Just one of many vendors with doggie treats. Yum!

Just one of many vendors with doggie treats. Yum!

Then we saw some cats, some mice, birds, reptiles and a lot of dogs.

Pretty poodle selling pretty doggie clothes

Pretty poodle selling pretty doggie clothes

Then we listened to a man talk about birds, ate some lunch, then I was in a fashion contest (I didn’t win – bummer), then watched some flying dogs and some very funny dogs and finally after a long day we went home.

This is a cockatoo.

This is a cockatoo.

Funny dogs, well-trained human!

Funny dogs, well-trained human!

 

 

I have a lot of pix to share so I will be posting them over the next couple of days.

Waiting my turn to show off my wings. You'll have to wait to see me in full regalia!

Waiting my turn to show off my wings. You’ll have to wait to see me in full regalia!

Enjoy these teasers and I will be back tomorrow to write about the “Bird Whisperer!”

 Barkingly yours, LadyBird