|The 5th Weinheimer Tiermesse|
|Dogs everywhere :-)|
The road to the community hall where the event is being showcased is narrow, and we doubted that we would find a parking area there. Then a helpful and friendly fair helper waved us in, saying 'there's still one parking space for your car inside.' Yuhoo!
Rikki, very excited (of course), decided to let her presence known by barking and pulling on her leash :-) My husband went with her for a short walk first, to let her calm down, before bringing her inside the fair area.
My girls and I went ahead. We followed the smell of the food and turned right (there are at least three entrances.) Just outside the community hall is a tent with tables and chairs, and stalls selling American hotdogs, crepes, coffee and other drinks, and cakes and muffins.
|The food stalls outside|
While checking out the almost 50 stalls (according to a news article) inside the animal fair, the girls got to pet different breeds of dogs, got entertained by some ferrets, got to meet two alpacas (they avoided them after hearing that they could spit on them), got to watch a dog agility training/show, got to see leeches on a bottle (mama, what's that, yikkkesss!), got free tastes of honey candies (we bought a pack each for both of them), got to join the tombola (they didn't get anything but they each got gummi bears as consolation prizes), etc.
|Leashes and collars|
We found stalls featuring animal food and treats, dog leashes and collars, jewelries and ornaments for animals and their owners, clothes and blankets for animals and humans, and other "important" accessories such as items from Tupperware and other decorative articles. There were also services that included showcased information about animal training, therapy, insurance, interment, grooming,
|Decors and a dog :-)|
|Pretty accessories for pets|
|Love those t-shirts and those lazy dogs!|
Now, what about the shampoo? It was not easy to find one. Yet, I found a bottle of shampoo on a stall that focused on dog grooming but it was too expensive.
I might have seen a stall with some bottles displayed on them, but I was distracted when the girls grabbed me to show the jewelries beside them so I didn't get the chance to really check them out. Sorry, Rikki! Hopefully, next time there would be more shampoo choices.
Anyway, Rikki enjoyed the animal fair, too. She met a lot of dogs. She was petted a million times. She got to smell the unbelievable array of dog food and treats. She got to bark and scratch herself and run around and just be a dog :-)
|Meetings some doggie friends|
|These food and treat stall is being served by a blind man|
About Bobbi, the girls asked about him before we left. My husband's answer? "No. You should learn to help in taking care of Rikki before you get another dog." And that's that.
MC stamped away with a long face, while IC simply shrugged. Lesson learned. Take care of the one you have first before requesting for another one. (And yes, my heart is breaking for Bobbi, too!)
When we got back home, MC immediately checked Rikki's bed and told me I should wash it because it smells. Then she washed Rikki's bowls, brushed Rikki's teeth and played with Rikki for a while. So, Papa, what do you think? Could the girls (and I) have Bobbi now?
Bobbi, we hope and pray you would find a good home soon. Just like Edward who is also looking for his forever home.
|Meet Bobbi (image from Tierfreunde-Mainfranken)|