Back from Backer

Back from Backer
October 7, 2008 by Connie Wilson


One of the most anticipated pet industry trade shows of the year is the HH Backer Christmas show held for three days every October in the windy city of Chicago.  With two floors chock-full of exhibitors representing everything from the latest in pet food products to just-off-the-runway pet attire, you really have to hustle to take it all in. As usual, we've sourced the best and most interesting products which you'll find in the pages of our winter issue (on newsstands Dec 1st). The Backer show also represents the last of a series of back-to-back shows we've travelled to this fall and it's with a sigh of relief that I can now focus on catching up with work (and rest!).  I'll miss the social aspect though... emails and telephone calls certainly don't compare with the in-person conversations afforded by these shows. In closing, I'd like to thank Patty Backer and her team for the great Saturday evening 70's party they hosted for the attendees.


Here's a party shot of Modern Doggers, Jessica (top right) and Lisi (top left), with the guys from Hound Cuffs and Yuchun from Dosha Dog:


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