*L to R: Gizmo / Karen and Elwood
Sat., March 29, 2008
I took my eldest furry kid, Gizmo (my 11-year-old pug), on a field trip to the Super Pet Expo at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va. The place was packed with people and curious dogs everywhere. I was surprised to see a lot of people pushing doggie strollers! We made our way through the various vendor stands as Gizmo periodically stopped to sniff other leashed attendees along the way. The product that entertained me the most was POOP-FREEZE, a spray that as you may have guessed, you use when your pet has diarrhea or loose stool. Their motto is “Just frost and toss.” We met Elwood, a 3-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix and his sweet owner Karen Quigley. You may recognize Elwood, he’s the winner of Animal Planet’s world’s ugliest dog contest. We bought Elwood’s children’s book ‘Everyone Loves Elwood.’ Karen signed the book for us and Elwood gave us his paw stamp of approval. (A portion of the proceeds from the book go towards helping homeless animals.) Exhausted from our wild adventure, we headed home.