Monday, March 9, 2015

Global Pet Expo | The People & Pets We Met

Ma and Little Oz enjoyed their trip to Global Pet Expo.  They got to meet so many different people and pets including some of our very good blog friends and the people behind some of our favorite brands.

Oz the Terrier at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida

Little Oz spent a lot of time hanging out with Pepper Pom and Flat Sugar.  They had a lot of fun together.

Oz the Terrier & Sugar the Golden Retriever at Merrick Pet Care breakfast | Global Pet Expo

He also got a chance to meet lots of puppies that were up for adoption through Florida Little Dog Rescue which is located near the Orlando area in St. Cloud.  He wanted to bring a puppy home for me but Ma said "Not at this time".

Oz the Terrier sees Florida Little Dog Rescue puppies up for adoption

He stopped to take some photos for Sarge and the Crabby Girls at a giant crabitat booth because he just loved the football helmets and other assorted play wear they make for Hermit Crabs. 

Little Oz was so excited to meet Miss Sydney...everyone's favorite person from!  She is just as sweet in person as she is in her emails to us.

Oz the Terrier with representative and Sleepypod

He also had fun meeting up with Duke and Max, the crash-test dogs from Sleepypod.  They are  lot bigger and heavier than we thought they would be...but that's because they are weighted to a real dog for their crash-testing.

Ma and Little Oz also stopped in at some of the other brands we work with to say hello including Zuke's,  Clear Conscience Pet, Welly Chef and our new blog sponsor, Bravo, where he had some fun with the owner, Miss Bette.

Oz the Terrier with Clear Conscience Pet, Welly Tails and Bravo Raw Diet for Dogs

They also got to spend an evening with Brandon McMillan, the dog trainer on CBS' Lucky Dog.  He took dog training questions from the audience and discussed his "7 Common Commands" every dog should know - sit, stay, down, off, come, heel and no.

Oz the Terrier with Brandon McMillan of CBS' Lucky Dog

One of Ma and Little Oz's favorite times was during the Bayer press conference and media luncheon.  Bayer discussed their current partnership with our favorite organization, K9s for Warriors:  Bayer donates K9 Advantix product to the organization for the service dogs they train. 

Then Bayer made a big announcement: they are increasing their support of the K9s for Warriors program!  Now, for every pet parent that purchases K9 Advantix for their dog, Bayer will donate $1 per purchase to K9s for Warriors! 

K9s for Warriors representatives were there to help share the good news including their Development Director and their new Executive Director, Rory Diamond.  Mr. Diamond was happy to stop for a photo with Little Oz.

Oz the Terrier with K9s for Warriors Executive Director Rory Diamond

Also, there were two U.S. warriors who were recipients of service dogs through the K9s for Warriors program.  They spoke of their service to our country and told how their service dogs help them cope with civilian life; it was very moving.  After the luncheon, Ma thanked them for their service to our nation. 

Ma asked permission from the warrior to take the above photo of his service dog (who reminds Ma of the German Shepherd, Duster, she grew up with).  Please remember when you see any service dog:  you MUST ask permission first - whether to say hello to the dog, pet the dog or take a photo because when service dogs have their vest on, that means they are WORKING and you should NEVER interrupt them. 

I am a bit disappointed that I was unable to attend Global Pet Expo with Ma but as you can see, Little Oz did very well representing me.  Ma says maybe next year I can go instead of Little Oz.  Paws crossed.

From the above, who would you most want to meet?


  1. Hope they brought REAL Oz some treats and stuff.

  2. How cool was that. Yes hope you got lots of goodies Oz. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Sydney! We would LOVE to meet Sydney from Chewy!! We love that company!! Too bad you didn't get to go this time Oz...maybe next year? xo Chloe and LadyBug

  4. Wow, little Oz, you were very busy there. Hope yous snaffled lots of treats to take home for big Oz or he'll be miffed!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Goodness, Oz Darling, what a glorious event! We crabby girls are all agog about that splendid crabitat. We must talk with Our Hands about an upgrade to our accomodations. Teeheehee Those are gorgeous crabby friends. Thanks bunches for letting us see that! We girls hope you get to go along next time, but what a wonderous thing to visit.
    Ciao and Little Pinches,
    Beachnut, Oceana, Shelldon
    Sarge's Crabby Girls

  6. Oz that was great to see the football crabs! think we should have a crabby bowl too if we have a kitten and puppie bowl :o) that was great that your mom thanked the k9's, they totally deserve that we are grateful. I would like to meet all peeps&pets there and specially this wonderful german shepherd :o)
    easy rider

  7. That looks like such a fun time and you would have had fun too Oz!

  8. What fun! Mom wants to go next year
    Lily & Edward

  9. OZ did you give your mom the cold shoulder for about a nano second when she returned?
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  10. OMD OMD OMD Little Oz gotted to meet Miss Sydney from and SUGAR's MOM too? OH WOW that is ginormous... AND there were Crabbies there???? OMD that is AMAZING... We are SOOOOOOO glad that you had such a Fabulous Time...

  11. Wow what a great time, if I were you I'd be a little jealous though.

    Aroo to you,

  12. We can't believe you met Sydney, Oz!!!! You are soo lucky!!! :)

  13. It was so good seeing your Ma! Next year I'll bring flat Luna, so she can join all the fun!

  14. Of course, you have a crab in a Viking's helmet! There are so many companies we would love to meet. Maybe next year Mom will go.

  15. Sooo happy your Mom had a great time! Looks like a blast!

  16. What a great time your Ma and Little Oz had! I would have loved to have seen the service dogs and their warriors and heard that speech.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  17. Oh wow! Sounds like a blast!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  18. Looks like your Mom had a great time

  19. OMD!!!!IOMD!!!!!! Your MOms and little Oz met Pepper???!!! AND Miss Sydney??????? HOLY SKY ROCKETS!!!! That is amazin'!!! I am sooooo jealous! They are so sweet and kind
    Looks like your Moms had a most FABulous wonderful time! And those Warrior Service dogs are just as heroic and the Heroes they help...High Paws!!!
    Ruby ♥

  20. What a fabulous time little oz and mom had, I so enjoyed the tour. Nice to put a picture to Sydney's emails. I would of liked to met the service dogs and Thank you to Bayer!

  21. We would have loved to meet Sydney from she is always so very nice and sends us the bestest stuff!!
    Looks like Little Oz and your Mama had a blast along with learning lots of stuff!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  22. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and I think we also got some of the Florida sunshine too. :)

  23. Oh dear did mom forget to ask you to visit Bobbi Panter Pet Products? Looks like flat Oz had a great time! Love Dolly

  24. Mom L wants to chat with the folks from K9's for Warriors.

  25. I had fun playing with Little Oz. I just realized I didn't get the chance to sniff Miss Sydney - grrrrr at Mom. Global a blast, and crazy busy. BOL!


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