The SeeUsTrip travel team gets invited to all kinds of cool events. The folks at Nestle Purina just welcomed us to their Better With Pets Summit in Brooklyn, NY. The day-long summit was hosted by Emmy-nominated comedian and writer, Josh Gondelman and took place at the Brooklyn Expo Center. It featured three panel discussions and interactive exhibits that looked at emotional relationship between pets and people, and the effects each has on the other. It was a full day of Brooklyn fun, friends and fur.
Keynote speeches were given by Purina senior research nutritionist Arleigh Reynolds and author and reality television personality, Carole Radziwill, who shared how pet ownership has been an important part of her life experiences. And kudos for being one of the Real Housewives of New York City. Sorry fellas, no spoilers here.
Better With Pet Summit Topics
- Millennials are changing the relationship between pet owners and cats: If we could get one cute picture of a kitten on this site, batting around his little yarn ball, I could retire to the sixteenth hole at Eagle Ridge.
- Pet environments: How a pets wellness is linked to its environment. Maybe it’s time you switched sleeping quarters with your pet. Here’s hoping you don’t have a hamster.
- Pets and kids: Unique benefits that extend beyond a typical human-animal bond.
- The pet brain: Mood, anxiety, and aging. You understand.
- Pets and autism: The benefits.
- Cat owners: They think they’re similar to their cats. Hmm.
- Safe Places: Safe places for pets mean safe places for women. Everybody wins when we keep the crazies away.
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Purina also announced that it will donate $50,000 to The Frank Attla Youth Program, which was developed to assist at-risk youngsters in rural Alaska gain confidence and self-esteem by interacting with dogs. By adding dogs into the school curriculum, they’re giving the students opportunities to learn to care for them and make connections with the animals. It’ s got to be more fun than math.
When I lived up north I took a dog sled to school each morning and it’s not as easy as it looks. And this was Jacksonville where it hardly ever snows more than an inch or two. Later I would learn that you can put wheels on sleds. That would have made things so much easier.
The event was delicious and visiting Brooklyn was a typical treat. That place makes me think of Rosie Perez dancing in the beginning of Do The Right Thing. She was a Soul Train dancer you know.
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