Photo by Gendy AlimurungAbove, a chihuahhua. (Want a chihuahua overload? Read Gendy Alimurung's "Chihuahua Crazy.")
What happened at the America's Family Pet Expo recently at the OC Fair & Event Center? There were lectures on things like "Bunny Basics" and "Cats Know They Are Beautiful" (duh), and "Urban Mushing: Carting With Your Dog," and "Hand Feeding Baby Birds," and "Guinea Pigs: Health, Happiness, and Habitat."
Photo by Gendy AlimurungThere were llama performances, police search dog demonstrations--the most awesome part of that was where the dog, running full throttle towards his suspect, stopped in mid chase at the behest of an officer.
Photo by Gendy AlimurungCan your dog do that? I didn't think so. There were lectures on "Rattlesnake Avoidance Training" (for dogs).
Photo by Gendy AlimurungHairless cat
Photo by Gendy AlimurungI attended a lecture called "Is Your Cat Training You And Is This Okay?" The answers to which are: "Yes." And "Of course."
Photo by Gendy AlimurungThe day I went, the majority of the cats had not yet arrived. It was champions only at the Tonks West building.
A serval -- a kind of African wild cat that sometimes hunts antelope--was there as well.
Its trainer was offering photo ops with the serval for $5 dollars a pop, the proceeds of which would go towards feeding the serval. When it came out of its cage to eat some baby food, the crowd stepped back in awe.
Photo by Gendy AlimurungThe gator man (with gator)
Photo by Gendy AlimurungBlue-eyed Border Collie
Photo by Gendy AlimurungDog pack and human pack
Photo by Gendy AlimurungRed-carpet cat. But not too happy about the whole "cage" thing.
Photo by Gendy AlimurungWent on a diet for weeks before the big Pet Expo (Just kidding - He's perfectly well-fed.)
Photo by Gendy AlimurungSome scruffy pups
Photo by Gendy AlimurungSiamese? Burmese?
Photo by Gendy AlimurungThis is a "Big Dog."
Photo by Gendy AlimurungCute overload!
A happy maltese
Photo by Gendy AlimurungStretching show cat
Photo by Gendy AlimurungEep!
Photo by Gendy AlimurungFlully Persian
Photo by Gendy AlimurungAnd a fluffy pup.
Bunny in the corner
Photo by Gendy AlimurungTres chihuahuas!
Photo by Gendy AlimurungCat licensed to kill.
Photo by Gendy AlimurungNow I want to get a dog just like this one.