Next we went on to the discover cat’s section, have I mentioned that Siobhan our oldest daughter is crazy about cats? What she doesn’t know about cat’s isn’t worth knowing. So it goes without saying she was in seventh heaven looking at all the different cat breeds and chatting with the owners.
I think one of the highlights of the day was to be able to see and to touch a hairless cat (Sphynx), they were lovely and very friendly too.
We did spend a long time looking at all the different cat breeds which was lovely for the girls and Siobhan gained lots of new knowledge on the individual breeds.
With plenty of stalls selling all manner of pet paraphernalia, there were lots of goody bags, which in kids talk is fantastic! We were laden with bags containing cat treats, stickers, pens, and all sorts of extra goodies, including free coffee’s for the adults, a very welcome treat mid morning in exchange for an e-mail sign up.
Guest speakers included Steve Backshall, Chris Packham and Ben Fogle. We only managed standing room for all the speakers as, naturally they were very popular and all the seats were gone really quickly. It was a little disappointing, as the girls really love the interesting shows that Steve Backshall is involved in ( The Deadliest series).
But with so many people and not a lot of space for seating it is understandable. Siobhan our teenager, was the most disappointed as she can’t stand for too long without getting tired, (she has dyspraxia and ASD) and as the talks were around 45 minutes each we managed to listen to about 15 minutes, before she got really restless and had to move on to get back to the cats. Having said that it didn’t put a downer on the day at all as there was so much to see and do.
Watching ‘Crocodile Joe’ feeding the chameleon and handling the scorpion, was a real treat. Seeing them up close and even getting to handle them, for the girls this was something really special.
There was so much more to the London Pet Show than I have covered you can read more here. As it is the UK’s largest pet show you can imagine we didn’t get around to seeing absolutely everything, but our minds are made up, we are most definitely going back next year for another look at the variety of animals and all the interesting and fun entertainment to be had. Until then there is always the National Pet Show coming up on 20 – 21st September 2014, which is held in Birmingham at the NEC sponsored by My Pet Online. Which looks every bit as impressive as the London Pet show, and we will most certainly be buying tickets for.