Went to the Chicago PetExpo today and it was a blast!! Actually it's probably good I didn't take any of the dogs with b/c it would have taken me waaaaay too long to get thru all the booths. It was HUGE!! Over 4 times the size of the one in Minneapolis.
Soooooo many booths and so little time. Spent over 3 hours walking around. Lots of rescues and purebred groups. A few bird rescues, a reptile group, and a ferret recue as well.
The "motherload" I hinted to was what I came home with.
A greyhound group was selling items there and they had giant sized toys!! So I bought a tiger striped bone that was about the size of Nigel, the larger of my two rat terriers. Also got a large blanket from them as well. Bought treats from 3 differnt companies, and wanted to from a 4th but ran out of money.
Got a few breed specific knick knacks, several bird toys for Pasta, and 2 ferret toys for my rats.
The major purchase though came from a dog rescue group that had a bunch of items for sale. The entire booth was 50% off!!!!!!!
So, needless to say, I bought 3 crate liner beds and 3 flat pad type beds. 2 Gunther sized, and 4 med/small sized for the ratties (Keiko doesn't use beds)
Saw lots of breeds there. The giant breeds I saw though were 3 leonbergers, one pyr, 2 mastiff, one dane, one irish wolfhound, and 3 st bernards. Many shepherds, greyhounds, pitties, several samoyeds, keeshonds, basset hounds, dachsies, mi-ki's (don't ask, desinger breed), and too many other breeds to mention.
There was also a cat show going on at one end of the building and I think a bird show on the upper level (the cages had ribbons on them anyway)
Overall, had a great time. Hubby was mad I didn't take him with. Except that I did tell him around 11am that I was going to leave in around an hour. Then when I left I said I was leaving. Sheesh, talk about a heavy sleeper. I thought he was awake b/c he yelled at Nigel for jumping on his head.