For the last month we've been getting ready for what we thought was going to be the biggest show we've done so far for our company.
TRUE. It was totally the biggest show! At the first show we did you all asked for a few things that we didn't have, and now that we have them for you, everything was a whole lot smoother! We still got a few requests, but not nearly as many as we did at our first show. Everything was amazing, too. Would love to give a little shout-out to Noah and Jeff for putting it all together for us and doing so extremely smooth and seamless thanks to Jeff and Noah and all the PACNWRS staff! We'll definitely be back next year!
It was a two-day show and both days were fun, but each were dynamically different for us! We got a lot of people who knew who we were on day one of the show, so that was fun and exciting. The second day we had a lot of people with more care questions about cresties and leopard geckos! Were you there? Did you get any pictures? We'd love to see you and your pets! And share your stickers, too!
There were so many things at the show. We saw geckos, tarantulas, lizards, frogs, tigers, birds and even camels! It was a blast, and there were some truly awesome folks vending there. The USARK table had some truly awesome wares on their table too, and raffled off ALL kinds of things, including $100 worth of our stickers!
At our table we hosted a few raffles for Western Oregon Reptile Keepers so that they can do the Snake Awareness Day show this summer. Very excited to help them out! We haven't added up the amount that we raised for them, yet, but we'll have a chance to do that soon and they'll announce the amount on their Facebook Page.
We really really really want to be at the next expo in Renton in May. And while we can't guarantee that at the moment, we're working with some other reptile friends to get some hotels all booked together and figure out some carpooling ideas. But, we've requested a table from Joel. So we're leaning more towards YES we'll be there. We'll know for SURE by this Friday. And we'll let you know via our Thank Art It's Friday segment this week.
Many of you know that I'm a huge gecko nerd. Well, I came home with a few little critters, one being a gecko, and three being some adorable little axolotls. We now have four axies. They are seriously cute. Jason came home with a little desert hairy scorpion. He named the little guy Jules Winnfield. Cracked me up. We'll post a few more pictures of them later on our Tumblr account. Aside from this blog, we haven't had much of a chance to do anything that's shop-related. We've made an order for temporary tattoos, and put one in for proofing for new stickers, but haven't yet even done inventory or anything of the sort. Not even a doodle! Phew. Getting back into our normal routine starting tonight, though.
OUR NEW PETS:
Jules the Scorpion
Casper a glowing Axolotl (we got him free at the end of the show, I wouldn't normally buy a glowey one)
Sprinkles the leucistic axie (we ordered this one)
Toothless the wild type axie (we also ordered this little one)
Rooibee. He's not pictured. He's a male crested gecko.
Rachel is the owner of HGSS and Geckos on the Beach. She has a big love for all things reptile and amphibian.