Here is why I was the worst Lady ever and didn't take my dogs with me to PetExpo.
1) I did it as part of a day of fun with my sister. We went for lunch and did some other errands after. If the pups were with me, I wouldn't be able to have that fun.
2) It was a long drive away. It was in the South end of the city about an hour and a bit from our place. Most of you know that the car is very stressful for Phod and we do limited his rides (he needs very expensive meds that aren't that great for him to go in the car).
3) I wanted to enjoy the actual expo. While I believe Phod would have been well behaved, I can't say the same for Hailey. She does much better off leash in large groups like this. I tried to picture me with the two of them, I wouldn't have gotten to pick up one sample as I was dragged through the event. Perhaps if the Man wanted to come he could control Hailey better (I am not at all bitter that I do the bulk of the work with Hailey and she is better behaved for him, no not one bit). I don't think it would be as enjoyable with them.
That is my defence!
The terrible Lady who does nothing good with her pups!
Here are the faces of the hard done by: