OC Pet Expo


In an effort to get Ellis over her fear of all things not sanitized and crittery, we decided to take her to Pet Expo, so she can take in all the different types of felines, canines, fishes and whatever else four legged wonders they have to offer.


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Our first stop was the petting zoo.  Lots of farm animals for Ellis to pet and feed.  She already did some goat petting at the Irvine zoo.  However, she’s still skittish of animals probably because this place is more crowded with less sanitized looking surrounding.


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It took a lot of prodding to get her to get close to the sheeps.  This petting farm has a lot of other animals from ducks to pigs.  But, she wouldn’t get close to them so no photo opportunity.  But, after we were through with the petting zoo, Ellis got excited because the pony ride was next.  The line wasn’t too long, but Ellis was hardly able to contain herself.


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Once it was her turn to get on the pony, she let the stranger employees take her up to the saddle.  She rode very smugly.  But, after a few go arounds, one of the ponies started making some noise.  And, Ellis got spooked.  The handler had to let her off the pony and back into my arms.




After she returned from the ponies, we walked through all the exhibits mainly of rescue dogs and cats.  Ellis had shown interests in dogs and cats in the past, but she was a bit scared of the animals here mainly because there were too many at one time.  And, there were way too many chihuahuas.  Those are small but not cute.  Ellis doesn’t like their hyperness and high pitch chirping barks.  Nor do I.  Didn’t take any pics there as there were just too many people and had to keep Ellis close, so she’d feel secure.


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Before we left, I wanted to check out the fresh water section.  I was prepared to buy some fishes as my tank is a bit sparse at the moment.  But, the exhibitors there were mainly showing off hard goods and hardly any live goods.  But, we did find the Southern California Aqua Scape Society there which I am a member of.  They had some small planted tanks on exhibit.




So, that’s all folks.  Hope you had a good time.  It was a tiring trip for all of us.  Lots of people.  We did see some funny shows.  A dog surfing show.  And, a dog long jump competition.  A nice place to take Ellis again maybe in a few years and perhaps when we’re ready to rescue a shelter animal.

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  • Llips don’t lie

    Drive by….
    One Love.

    • Phonow

      lol! this guy used the ebolamonkeyman playbook.

    • dd

      you got to pay to speak at ted talk right? he paid to get on stage to talk about spam?

      via was a big fan of ted talk too hmmm

    • Phonow

      lol. jeremiah telling off dd on jl.net. he misses etane.

      7Jeremiah17 dd an hour ago

      I like you dog-do. You’re like a poor man’s etane. And I do miss me some etane. hare ›

      Kpkafle 7Jeremiah17 19 minutes ago

      What or who is etane ?

      7Jeremiah17 Kpkafle

      You don’t remember etane? I’m pretty sure you were around when etane,
      metalogic and KHuang used to engage in these epic flame wars. They were
      hilarious. Then this site finally started cracking down and etane and
      meta were banned for good. Never to return…

      • Llips don’t lie

        Hey just a quick note to let cha know
        I’M STILL ALIVE!!!
        but just barely
        Had some respiratory issues that had me

        • Phonow

          Hey! Nice to hear from you!!!

          Sorry to hear that you have not been well. There was something nasty going around Philly. a very bad type of pneumonia — people were ending up in the hospital. :( I hope you get better soon… rest and take care of yourself. Make it a goal to be 100% for your trip. (or as loc vu would say… 19,500% better!)

          the funeral was simple and heart felt. my late father in law… he was a difficult man… but the minister was able to speak about the good without discounting the bad. his words were very healing.

          and philly lol. for some reason i enjoy pennsylvania. reminds me of me– a little worn at the edges, a little hard, a little brusque, but still decent at the core.

    • Phonow

      can you see me here?

      • Llips don’t lie


        • Phonow

          a lot of this is my bad. dd asked me to link post to .net. i assumed no one could see the private posts. then winner told me that they were visible.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Our privacy is being compromised

          • Phonow

            yeah. i was shocked to find out it was displaying on old threads

            winner told me to delete link on .net… so i did. but it will disappear only if people refresh the site.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Not blaming u
            But dd should have respected our privacy

          • Phonow

            i know… but i am the person who posted it on .net. i am to blame too.

          • Llips don’t lie

            Her v didn’t do a proper job

          • Phonow

            her v?

          • Llips don’t lie


          • Phonow

            eh, me too. i did tell him to delete all the posts we did on the thread. so he deleted the post itself & started anew.

          • Llips don’t lie

            I might self destruct llips

          • Phonow

            yeah, i thought of deleting my acct. but our posts will remain on the site as “guest”

            and, if we delete our username, we will not be able to delete the references we want to get rid of.

  • Phonow

    i agree. i am hoping that e finds a way of making our posts private…

    either that, or just return to making the entire site login only.

  • Llips don’t lie

    He’s not here

  • Phonow

    yeah. i am not sure if he is home from work yet.

  • Phonow