2011 Celebration of Pets | Pet Pages

Big thanks to everyone who came out to the first annual Celebration of Pets event and stopped by my booth to say hi! We had a great time meeting so many wonderful pet loving people!

Also, I have to thank my adorable assistant, Derby, who did a fabulous job at his first big event. It was a really long, warm day for a 5 month old puppy, but he took his job very seriously and was more than happy to greet new friends and shower them with puppy kisses!

Here are just a few candid shots from the event, including some awesome rescue pups who have hopefully found their forever homes!

And now for the really fun announcement – I have a winner in my $200 gift certificate giveaway! I used to have Peyton draw a name out of a basket, but since there was always a risk that the paper wouldn’t be returned to me in one piece, I decided to use a random number generator this time. I’ll admit that it’s not nearly as fun, but at least it’s foolproof.

And the winner is…#29 – “J Summers”. Congratulations!

Thanks again to everyone involved (especially Pet Pages) in making this a really awesome day for Florida pet lovers . We’re already looking forward to next year’s event, which I hear is going to be even bigger and better!

Celebration of Pets | Ultimate Air Dogs!

The first annual Pet Pages Celebration of Pets was a tremendous success! It’s estimated that over 4,500 pet lovers were in attendance at Saturday’s event. While I have quite a few pictures to share, I thought I’d start with some from one of my favorite events – dock diving!

It was a perfect day to spend time in the water! In fact, at one point I was *this* close to jumping in the pool to cool off. Lucky dogs – needless to say, they were having a grand time! Here are just a few of my many favorites…

Have you ever seen a dock diving Bulldog? Here’s Priscilla – she might not be the “ultimate air dog”, but she definitely was a crowd favorite! She has to wear a life jacket to keep from sinking. Go Priscilla go!

If you were a participant in the dock diving event and would like to see more images, please feel free to contact me!

Also, be sure to stop back by later this week for more pictures from the 2011 Celebration of Pets. I’ll also be announcing the winner of a $200 gift certificate from Simply Spotted Photography!

Celebration of Pets!

My poor little blog here has been so neglected…between a few trips out of town and trying to keep my now 5 month old puppy entertained (quite the job!), I haven’t had much time for blogging. I hope to get back on track soon, but in the meantime I thought I’d share a very exciting event that is coming to the Sarasota fairgrounds next weekend.

My good friends over at Pet Pages are hosting their first annual Celebration of Pets! With close to 200 local and national pet friendly vendors (including yours truly), this is going to be one heck of a party. They have tons of fun stuff planned and I think it’s going to be a fabulous event! So mark your calendars – Saturday, February  26th – and make plans to join us! To learn more, please visit  Celebration of Pets 2011 online.

Please stop by and say hi – and just in case you need one more good reason to attend, there’s a good chance Derby pup will be making an appearance at my booth. He would love to meet you!