For the third year in a row, Coco and I were invited to The Central PA Pet Expo!
Somehow I forgot to share the photos and experience with our readers! So, even though it was last month, the photos and fun time is certainly worth sharing!!
Our friend, Amy Jo, puts on this one day event every year in October, in Altoona PA. The exhibit hall is spacious, clean and easy to get to. The food vendor has tasty fare, too!
Once again, this year, we got to be between two of our favorite pets 'n people! On the right, Dexter and Carol and Bryant of the Wigglebutt Warriors & Fidose of Reality fame. They just opened their new online store and their booth was fabulous!
And on the left, our favorite Golden Retrievers, Maddi and Wyatt, of the Hallmark card fame! Their booth was always busy, because who doesn't love to hug a Golden?!
And right down the aisle, one more of our Cat Lady Friends, the fun-lovin' Angie Bailey of Texts From Mittens! We have had more fun times with Angie than I can count on one hand, when we attend the BlogPaws conferences and time with Angie always includes lots of giggles!
Of course, Coco got a lot of smiles, too...from young and old alike!
And when a young lady wearing a tiara met Coco, of course Coco had to put on her tiara and pose for a photo with Zoey Rei Dunkle, Miss Pennsylvania USA Ambassador Preteen!
We also sold some pawtographed copies of 'The Adventures of Coco le Chat' and then donated $1 from each book to the local cat rescue that was at the event...Sharing is Caring!
If you would like to have (or give as a gift) one of the book featuring Coco, just follow this link and leave us a comment and we will contact you with the details!
Next up on Coco's busy schedule, a weekend in New York City, modeling for Paws in the City, a weekend of fun, friends and fundraising for two rescue organizations, Yorkie911 Rescue and Zani's Furry Friends Rescue...for a taste of what some fabulous designers have fashioned exclusively for Coco... here's a peek!
What could be more festive and fun than being in New York City for the Holidays? I remember being there 10 years ago when my husband surprised me with a Christmas visit to the city! It was magical!
This holiday season, I am heading back up to NYC for festive fun for a Cause! Coco has been invited to be a model in the Celebrity Catwalk Paws in the City Reindeer Edition Fashion Show! We certainly will have a weekend filled with Furry Fashion! There will be over 40 Furry Fashionistas strutting in the most lavish pet couture the 21 fabulous designers can conjure up!
Celebrity Catwalk holds their fund raising galas throughout the year, but I can't think of a more special time to be in New York City than right before Christmas! There will be raffles and prizes and adoptable pets there, too.
And these events help benefit both Yorkie 911 Rescue and Zani's Furry Friends Rescue. Parties with a Cause---what's better than that! Having fun and helping homeless pets! Some of the world's most fashionable pups will be there, wearing the best in pet couture, from the US, Canada and Bolivia!
And to make it even more fun, Coco and I are sharing our weekend with our fashionable Cornish Rex friend, Gia! We are staying at the posh Affinia Manhattan and hope to get in a photo shoot with our talented friend, Robin Schwartz!
We may be the first cats to model for Celebrity Catwalk, and we will have all eyes upon us! That makes me slightly nervous, but also very excited and I hope Coco has no wardrobe malfunctions and that I don't trip on the runway, either!
I am not sure if Coco will actually walk on the runway, and sometimes perching a wiggly cat in your arms doesn't show them off to their best advantage, so I am toying with the idea of having Coco on a satin pillow as I carry her down the runway.
One of the perks of being a Celebrity Catwalk model is that Coco will get custom one-of-a-kind gowns and accessories to wear on the runway! We know for sure that 3 designers are making something fabulous for her...here's a sneak peek at one.
This exquisite gown was made by Princess Lilly & Co, featuring a silver sparkle hand-knitted design with turquoise brocade, layers of turquoise organza and another ruffled layer of shimmering fabric underneath, accented by jewels, flowers and bling!
Roni, another one of Coco's personal designers, is going to fashion a matching hat and I know it will be perfect! Roni can make a hat elegant or silly, depending on the outfit... she made Coco's Ice Cream hat and it's just perfect with her dress!
So, the fantasy of being in NYC again, with my adored Coco...just makes me shiver with excitement, and smile, just like watching this fun, quirky and absolutely Possible-in-New-York Kate Spade video!
We'd love it if you would join us in New York City! Well-behaved pets and children are welcome at all the events, and you can get tickets right here, by clicking on this LINK!
No, that's not me...that's the not-too-attractive witch at PetMac...Coco told her not to enter any fashion shows, hahameow!
And no... Coco didn't kiss a dog and like it, either! But she thought his costume was cute!
Coco does like shopping though and looked so cute in her pink skull dress and coordinating pink pillbox hat! But she was saving up the piece de resistance for the Howl-o-ween Costume Contest at Lake Anne Plaza!
Coco and I won Best Couple and won a gift certificate for a free exam at Just Cats Clinic, which made me smile, since I work there! We may donate our prize to help a cat in need, that would be a nice thing to do!
And our good friend, Carol and her 2 Sphynx Moshe Moshi and Lexi Liu joined us for the festivities (it was a perfect Autumn day!) and decided on the spur of the moment, to enter the costume contest, too!
And we got to cheer for them when they won the Best Cross Dresser category--species dressed as another species! Kitty Lizard and Kitty Cardinal and a seasonally decorated stroller won them a gift card to Home Depot!!
Here's all the photos that Sweet Memories took of the Halloween fun at Lake Anne Plaza, there were lots of doggies, lots of humans and lots of fun!
Coco and I join the world for the 10th annual Blog Blast for Peace! Six continents...214 countries...Human beings all with the same message...All we are saying is Give Peace A Chance!
We haven't been blogging much lately, maybe not at peace with ourselves? But we could not ignore the importance of today and the feeling of knowing that by raising our collective voices, that we will help bring about peace...I just know that being silent was not an option today!
If you want to learn more about the BlogBlast4Peace, visit Mimi's site at http://blogblastforpeace.com. You will come away inspired and hopeful and knowing that there is good in the world and the chance for Peace...