I’m catching a 6:25 a.m. flight to Baltimore this morning to attend the HH Backer 20th Annual Pet Industry Spring Trade Show and Educational Conference. It’s funny: for ten years I was a pet writer and always wanted to attend this show, which is not open to the public. But I never found a magazine to send me.
This year, I’m a professional organizer, doing nothing professionally with pets and I’m going. Go figure. I’ll be helping my fabulous friend, Sally Brown, owner of Roll Over Rover a t-shirt company that features her wonderful dog illustrations with cute sayings. She’s an exhibitor at the show, which makes me an exhibitor at the show.
I’ll help her in any way I can while trying to sell as many t-shirts as possible to retail shop buyers. And I’m sure I’ll have time to look at the 553 other exhibitors at the show. Since I’m a true pet lover, I’m really excited to see the latest and greatest pet products. And I’m delighted that I don’t have to write about them for a magazine.
Mostly I’m excited to help my talented friend sell her really high-quality, top-notch product. She does sell direct to the public through her website, so feel free to take a gander and buy a t-shirt or hoodie!
Back on Monday!