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If Puppies Ran Trade Shows and Events

October 31st, 2013 10 COMMENTS

Two months ago, I wrote “If Kittens Ran Trade Shows and Events.” It was meant to be lighthearted and playful. Looking back, I was naive, so naive. The puppy and dog lovers sent me emails within hours. They felt slighted. Why would kittens be better representatives of tradeshows and events than a cute Pekingese, a Beagle, or a Retriever? How could anyone presume to think that kittens were more “tradeshow-ish” than Muffin or Bandit or Killer? Wow! So, in the interest of fairness (and my personal safety) . . .

11 Reasons Why Our Lives Would be Better

No one would be a stranger.

Good behavior would be expected.

You would do whatever it takes to draw a crowd.

Good customers could expect loyalty and gratitude.

Competitors would be discouraged.

Children would be welcome at tradeshows and events.

Mistakes would happen but it would be OK.

For excellent service, just say my name. PLEASE SAY MY NAME!!!!

There would be fresh water and treats in every aisle.

Difficult customers would never be a problem.

AND . . . A pat on the head would make EVERYTHING BETTER.

Please add your own reasons in the Comments Section. And to the ferret, goldfish, and lizard owners, you’re on your own. I’m done. 😉

–Mel White


Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or



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10 Responses to “If Puppies Ran Trade Shows and Events”

  1. Ingrid says:

    Everyone would be tail-waggin’ happy.

  2. Susan C says:

    Fun way to start the day Mel, thanks.

  3. Mel says:

    Searching for the photos was a blast. SOOOO MANY PUPPY PHOTOS.

  4. Mel – that was so great!!!

  5. Mel says:

    Thanks Katie. Glad you enjoyed it.

  6. You would be able to fetch your own toys from the dock and all sizes would be treated the same.

  7. Candy Adams says:

    Mel –

    Your puppies made my day!

    It may even surpass your blog with kittens (and that’s saying a lot, since I’m a cat lover)!!

  8. Mel says:

    Very clever — “fetch” and “dock.” Drayage would be paid in dog treats. Well done Dave.

  9. Mel says:

    Thanks Candy. It’s the photos that make it. Kids, ice cream, and puppies . . . it’s hard to go wrong.

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