This was a new event for us. It turned out to be a lot of fun, but the weather was also a big problem (for us and everyone else). We have to give credit to the event organizers for making the difficult call to go ahead; it’s easy to say in hindsight they should’ve postponed, but there’s really no way to be sure.
We made a point to have several new cats for this event…
…as well as a new style of owl (which sold within two hours).
It was a learning experience for us; we’ve had to deal with drizzle before but never downpours. Things we now know: the seams of the tent aren’t as watertight as they could be, the new labels we made for the containers aren’t waterproof, and mosquitoes in Jersey are disturbingly large.
The most important thing we learned, though, is that awesome people will still show up for an awesome event, even in the rain. We’re planning on being there next year.