Happiness for a pet blogger (or at least it is for me) is being in a humongous convention centre where it's all things pet. (Additional happy points for being a Canadian in a Florida convention centre in February) I'm here at the 2013 Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida - which is the largest pet product trade show in the world. The exhibit hall is the equivalent of 16 football fields, with row upon row of companies proudly showing off their wares and services. On that note, I am happily ditching the fancy dress shoes on day two for my sneakers. More my style anyways.
I am really just getting started and will be blogging about my immediate experiences over the next few days. (Global Pet Expo runs Feb 20-22) I most certainly have my happy Pet Blog Lady work cut out for me. So much to see, so many peeps to meet and from what I can tell, enough product review blogging material to easily warrant a few hundred posts in the year ahead.
And hey! Check out the spiffy video intro that my friend Eldad Hagar made for me. (He's famous in the dog rescue world with over 10,000,000 YouTube views. That's 70,000,000 in dog views!) I'm going to be adding a video element to my blog, which they call vlogging. Haven't started that yet but at least have the intro nailed. Very CNN-ish. But robo-cop like too.
On another fun note, I get to meet Cesar Millan, (The Dog Whisperer) today and ask him a few questions. Would really like to know how he gets his teeth so white. Just saying.
Also had the incredible experience of swimming with the Manatees in Crystal River on Tuesday before the convention started. A BIG item on my bucket list - in the top 10 as a matter of fact. I squealed with delight most of the time. Even got choked up a couple of times. (No one really notices when you're wearing a snorkel and mask) Hope to go back and visit my manatee pals next year. We bonded and I think they made me their Queen. That's at least what I am telling myself. On a side note: Here is a website that features the best places to see and swim with manatees!
Check back for lots of fun new postings!