We had a slightly different sort of weekend as we traded our usual Saturday Woofy photo shoots to exhibit at the Perth Pet Expo 2016! As if we needed yet another excuse to spend all day meeting new furry friends (as well as scaly and feathery ones…) It was definitely a fun-packed (and unusually hot) weekend, and we had a great time getting to see all the activities, stalls and local pet lovers.
Since we were already running a $1200 competition for all of the humans at the show, we decided to have a “Best of show” competition for the pets, to see who the most photogenic animal at the Perth Pet Expo 2016 was. That’s right, if there was a Kate Moss pet equivalent in Perth, we wanted to find them for ourselves! After careful deliberation, we can happily announce that the winner of Mr Woof and Fluffy’s Expo cutie competition is…
A good old round of applause to you! It was a very tough competition with devastatingly adorable rivals, but you won by more than just a hair (sorry!). This is Axle and he is a bit beauty! His owner, Stubbie, even says that they get stopped all the time in Fremantle because everyone wants to have a pet!
With so many beautiful animals, such as kittens, chicks, snakes, owls and ferrets ON TOP OF the various breeds of cats and dogs, we were somewhat spoilt for choice. What really struck us though, was the terrific atmosphere, which lasted just long as the sunshine did. With treats flying everywhere, balloons and a petting zoo, it was almost like being at some sort of Birthday party for dogs, only with a grooming competition thrown in the middle!
There was quite literally everything you could want for your pet at Perth Pet Expo 2016, including City Farmers, pet behaviourists, pet treadmills, fancy litter trays, pet insurers, pet treats, as well as some sadly needed pet charities and rescue centres. We personally found the dog performances outdoors to be pretty spectacular, and were excited to find out about Perth’s one and only cat café! We’re pretty sure having a cat café officially makes Perth Cosmopolitan, doesn’t it? Either way, we’ll probably have to head down there and have a gander at some point.
If there was anything that could be described at the cherry on the cake, it would probably be Perth Pet Expo 2016 signature looks that we discovered. We have quite literally never seen so much pet swag in our lives, humans and animals alike! From things as subtle as a dress shirt with an intricate cat pattern on it, to full blown cat ear headbands and paw mittens! We must concede that we also had to start yet ANOTHER competition for the best dressed over the weekend, and they were of course…
Quite literally, the most fantastic outfits we’ve ever seen. We’re still trying to find this waist coat online so we can order it for our photographer who said that she was too shy to ask him where he’d bought it from. If anyone knows, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Or, if you entered our competition, you may well be hearing from us as we were so excited to do the draw, we did it yesterday and have already sent out our major prize, as well as a few consolations prizes as well!