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New t-shirts for a limited time!

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Want to help us help animals?

Great! Now you can buy a “Rudi Says…” long sleeved t-shirt through crowd-sourcing site Teespring. Buying one (or more) will help us support rescues!

Available for a limited time,only through August 11!

Check them out at: http://teespring.com/mainepetexpos

 

Rudishirt

What’s that Smell? You Mean It’s Not Dog Poo?

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Okay…. yesterday at the grocery store I was in one of my “my Hubs is so wonderful” moods that I wanted to do something special for him.  So I bought a – gulp – can of Spam which he loves and hasn’t had in the 7 years we’ve been living together.

The woman in front of me in the checkout line was buying all organic (which is my preference); like a little kid, I hid the Spam behind the cauliflower and under the blueberries until it was my turn and she was long gone.

ANYWAY, just now I was working in my office which is on the 2nd floor of our house.  Yuck…. what is that smell?  Did one of the dogs take a dump inside?  (Rudi, I’m gonna kill you!)

I headed out in the hallway and realized the smell was coming up from the first floor.  No kidding… and I yelled… DID YOU OPEN THAT CAN OF SPAM??

No answer from the Hubs who apparently was in the man cave (ground floor, finished daylight basement).  So ran downstairs, opened the refrigerator and saw a container with leftover Spam in it.  Headed all the way down, and the Hubs was just happily swallowing his last bite of a Spam, American Cheese and white bread sandwich.

Apparently, Spam – when heated in the microwave – smells like you-know-what.

Spam
Spam

The Maine Dog Blog

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A while back I started writing The Maine Dog Blog, and got off to a great start.  Unfortunately (for me, anyway), I really love writing about our dogs and those we foster for a couple of local rescues, and found that I could easily spend all my time just writing about those amazing (and sometimes amazingly frustrating) creatures we love so much.

If you love dogs the way we love dogs, you might like The Maine Dog Blog.  Comments, stories and pictures of your own 4-legged best friends are welcome!

http://themainedogblog.wordpress.com/

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If you love animals the way we love animals, we hope you’ll get involved with The Maine Pet Expos. 

This year (2013), we will produce two pet shows, the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo on September 21-22 (note new dates!) at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue and the Greater Bangor Pet Expo on October 19-20 at the new Cross Insurance Conference Center in the old Bass Park Complex.

FMI:  Please join our discussion group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MainePetExpos, and “like” our page:  https://www.facebook.com/themainepetexpos.

For exhibit booth, sponsorship, show program advertising, workshops, Designated Non-Profit, and volunteer information, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.  You can also find information on these two sites:  http://andropetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com and http://bangorpetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com

We’re also working on a non-profit to raise funds for animal rescues – AARF – Animal Activist and Resource Fund.  You can read more about AARF at https://www.facebook.com/AARF.AnimalActivistResourceFund.

We foster dogs through two rescue organizations (Maine Lab Rescue and The Pixel Fund), and collect donations for several rescues.  For more information on either of these efforts, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.

Welcome to our world!

Sept 21-22, 2013 – The Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo

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Welcome!

We are serious animal people – both my husband & I have nearly always lived with a menagerie of companion and farm animals ranging from our beloved dogs & cats, to pet mice, white rats, rabbits, chickens, cows, horses, pigs… you name it!

Presently, in addition to our own three dogs (two of them rescues, the other a “free pup” found at a neighborhood store) we foster dogs coming out of high kill southern shelters – and have helped save the lives of more than a dozen wonderful dogs that otherwise might have had no chance.

Our role in those rescues is minor; we are in complete awe of the organizations that put their hearts and souls – and time, energy and money – into saving every creature they can. We hope our Pet Expos will help raise awareness and desperately needed funds for those rescues, while also offering an avenue for pet-related businesses, organizations and responsible breeders to find new customers and friends.

The Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo supports:

  • rescues, shelters & activist organizations
  • boarding facilities & kennels, groomers & breeders
  • pet foods, pet supply stores, toys & accessories
  • veterinarians, veterinary supplies, and more!

This show and others are produced by What a Great Event! (my events planning & management firm) dba The Maine Pet Expos – you can find both business names on Facebook. We also hope you’ll join our interactive Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MainePetExpos/.

As with all What a Great Event! shows, the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo will offer opportunities for non-profit organizations to fund-raise via volunteering and through other means.  For more information, check out our Exhibitors Manual, which we can email you (contact me at LSnyder at regroupbiz dot com), or you can download it from our Facebook group mentioned above.

We’d love to talk to you about your possible role in helping to plan the Expo, sponsor/exhibit/advertise, or even present a workshop or other activity!

Sloppy dog kisses from Buddy, Millie & Rudi,
Linda Snyder

Linda Snyder, M.S., President, What a Great Event!

Exhibitors Manual, Androscoggin Pet Expo 2013

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If you love animals the way we love animals, we hope you’ll get involved with The Maine Pet Expos. 

This year (2013), we will produce two pet shows, the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo on September 21-22 (note new dates!) at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue and the Greater Bangor Pet Expo on October 19-20 at the new Cross Insurance Conference Center in the old Bass Park Complex.

FMI:  Please join our discussion group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MainePetExpos, and “like” our page:  https://www.facebook.com/themainepetexpos.

For exhibit booth, sponsorship, show program advertising, workshops, Designated Non-Profit, and volunteer information, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.  You can also find information on these two sites:  http://andropetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com and http://bangorpetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com

We’re also working on a non-profit to raise funds for animal rescues – AARF – Animal Activist and Resource Fund.  You can read more about AARF at https://www.facebook.com/AARF.AnimalActivistResourceFund.

We foster dogs through two rescue organizations (Maine Lab Rescue and The Pixel Fund), and collect donations for several rescues.  For more information on either of these efforts, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.

Welcome to our world!