14th Annual Park Avenue Halloween Pet Costume Contest

Halloween pet costume contest

Once again it will soon be time for the 14th Annual Park Avenue Halloween Pet Costume Contest and Halloween pet trick or treating! This event has grown into a very big and popular event. My friend Ashley entered her little doggie Jazzie last year as little red riding hood. 🙂

This year it will be Sunday, October 27th from 10 AM to 3 PM. This year the costume contest will be held on the stage in Central Park in a fenced- in area, something different from last year.

I think that will be a big improvement from the parking garage area they used last year. It was too dark and too crowded. This way there will be more room and more light. Highlights of the event will be:
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Animal Picture gallery from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

Disney's animal kingdom

Now that fall is here in Florida, it’s the perfect time to hit the theme parks! The crowds are gone, it’s not so hot and it hardly ever rains. So taking my own advice I went to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park the other day.

It’s been years since I was there so I had a lot of catching up to do. Basically the park is the same as it has been years ago. However one new thing they had was the Expedition Everest roller coaster.

Since I was by myself I took the single rider lane and hopped right on. However even the normal line was only 10 minutes long. I must say it’s a blast! It was longer than I figured, with lots of turns and surprises. Make sure you ride it if you go. 🙂
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Barktoberfest at Orlando’s Lake Eola park


Fall is the time a lot of pet events take place around the Orlando area. It’s a bit cooler out so it’s not so hard on pets to be walking around outside for most of the day.

One pet event coming up this weekend is Barktoberfest! Brought to you by the Orange County Animal Services, this event will be at Orlando’s downtown Lake Eola park Saturday Sept. 28th from 10am to 4pm.

There will be a lot of pets looking for a loving home there, so be sure to go if your looking for a new member of the family. Besides lots of pets up for adoption there will be many pet vendors also.

Plus great food and drinks, free microchipping, raffles and a lot of other fun things to do. It’s a fun way to spend the day and maybe find that perfect pet you’ve been wanting. Go to the Barktoberfest website for more info and be sure to go! 🙂

Family Fun with your Pets

Vacations with pets

It is that time of year when we are approaching Fall and starting to prepare for the colder months ahead and all the fun of the winter season. Many people will have been on vacation; the kids are back in school, the parents are back to their work routine.

Our pets are left at home to guard the house, prowl the garden and neighborhood, and generally pass time waiting for the family to return home every day. Life becomes a regular routine, and we all look forward to the next national holiday when we can take some time off to relax.
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Orlando Pet Expo Nov. 2nd

pet expo

It’s time to highlight another upcoming pet event! This one is a biggie, the Orlando Pet Expo. It’s going to have tons of pet sponsors, music, food and lots of different pet shows.

Going on Nov. 2nd, it will be held at the Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Building 1875 Silver Spur Lane Kissimmee, FL. That’s a pretty big place so you know a lot will be going on.

There will be dog Agility Demonstrations, pet talent contest, pet costume contest, lots of adoptions, great music, tasty food of all kinds, many different pet vendors and more.

If your looking for a new pet there will be many different pet adoption organizations on hand with dogs and cats looking for a loving home. With such a wide variety of breeds and types your sure to find one your looking for.

To find out much more about this giant pet event, go to the Orlando Pet Expo website and check it out. Don’t miss one of the biggest pet events in Central Florida this year!

More new ladies fashion leather jackets in my leather site

Ladies leather jackets
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Sorry to go off topic here, but I wanted to let you all know I just got in some new, very nice looking ladies leather jackets over at my Leather jacket website.

The first one above is a biker style, very popular these days. It’s made of genuine lambskin leather and is very smooth and soft. It has 3 zippered pockets and two buckles on each side.

It’s very cool and classy looking, perfect for wearing when you want to look your best. So if your looking for a nice leather jacket, be sure to check it out.
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New SPCA pet event for September

Pet events

Late summer and fall is when the pet events start to pick back up around Orlando. One new one that will be going on Sept. 28th is simply called Unleashed.Uncorked.Unframed. This pet event will benefit the SPCA of central Florida.

This upscale event will be held at Quantum Leap Winery, 1312 Wilfred Drive, Orlando, FL 32803 Sept. 28th. Cocktail attire is appropriate at this event, which means I can’t go!

This is not an event to bring your pet, it’s for humans only please. It will be an evening of fine wines, gourmet food, a cool auction and private art showing.

You can buy tickets to attend, be a sponsor or simply donate to SPCA. There is a pretty good long list of cool things in the auction, from a vacation package, golf, pet products and lots more.

You can donate an auction item if you want, become a sponsor or just give what you can for a great cause. So check out the website of Unleashed.Uncorked.Unframed. and have fun while helping central Florida’s pets! 🙂

My Vermont vacation pictures, hot air balloon show

Vermont hot air balloon show

I was gone to Vermont for a vacation, just got back a few days ago. Vermont is where I’m from so often that is where I go when I take any vacation. Got see the family, friends and so on.

It just so happened that the weekend I was there they had a hot air balloon show up in Stowe, Vermont. I had never been to one so I decided to check it out. I took lots of pictures of them, they had 25 balloons.

While up there I also went up the gondola ride they have that takes you to the top of Mt. Mansfield, the highest mountain in Vermont. So I took some shots at the top looking down to the big Ski lodge that is there in Stowe.

It was hot up there, in the 90’s. Which is a bit unusual for Vermont. But since I’m use to it I felt right at home! Anyways I decided to make a slide show picture gallery of some of the best pictures I took.

So check out the gallery below, I promise they are not boring, at least I don’t think so. If you’ve never been to a hot air balloon show I highly recommend you see one soon! 🙂

To start the gallery, click inside the first picture. A flash gallery will start. Click the arrow in the lower right below the picture to go to the next one. Click inside the picture at any time to close the gallery.

Can you give dogs ice cream or is it bad?

Dogs and ice cream

With the heat of summer upon us I start to hear people ask if it is ok to give their dogs ice cream. Doggies seem to love ice cream, just like we do.

But many don’t know if ice cream is bad or not for dogs. The short answer is,,,, it depends on your dog. You can give most dogs a little bit of vanilla ice cream every once in a while no problem.

However just like humans some dogs, if not most, have Lactose Intolerance. Basically that means most canines are unable to break down and digest lactose.
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Dog swimming pools and life vest

dog swimming pools
Click here for this great doggie swimming pool!

Summer is here, and you want to keep your doggie cool, just like you do yourself. One of the best ways to keep your best friend cool outside is with a doggie swimming pool or splash pool!

The Guardian Gear Splash About Dog Pool above is a nice one that does not cost much. It folds up so it’s portable and comes in 3 sizes. Made of tough PVC it’s easy to fill and empty, take it anywhere!
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