Thursday, May 8, 2014

Richmond Pet Expo: Part 1: DC Weim Rescue Brings Dogs, Who is Oliver?

Ann and her boy Kaspar visit
On Saturday, May 4, I gave a talk and had a booth at my first pet expo! I've arranged to go to 3 major pet expos this year to promote my book "Pets and the Afterlife" with D.C. Area Weimaraner Rescue in the same booth.

Our booth at the expo!
There was a lot of doggy traffic early in the day
 Because I was going to go to expos to market my book, I also wanted one of the rescues we work with the benefit by exposure, sell stuff, and hopefully get interested adopters or foster parents.



Karin Bakken and Ann Staford of DC Area Weimaraner rescue joined me at the booth through the day, and each brought a Weim. Ann brought her adopted male weim named Kaspar (who was remarkably social a couple of weeks after surgery), and Karin brought a Weim named "Oliver." 

Rob and Karin, both exhausted at the end of the expo
WHO IS OLIVER? - Oliver is a 6 year old Weimaraner that was adopted, but brought back to the rescue. I think it was because they "didn't have time to train him."  I don't know why people think that a dog is going to automatically know how to behave in a house and know what to do without training. You can't do that to a person! - Anyway, being a fan of the superhero "Green Arrow" whose secret identity is Oliver Queen, I told her Oliver is a perfect name! Oddly, his family name was "Quinn." 

Met this nice couple with a mini-dachshund like Tyler!

 To see what dogs are available for adoption at the DC Weimaraner Rescue visit:


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14