The final weekend of school holidays drew thousands of people to the Auckland Pet Expo at ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, 13-14 October.

One of the biggest stands at the show was staffed by members of the Auckland Cat Club who had numerous cats on display – and most of the cats were available for patting, unlike at cat shows where you can look, but not touch! The kids loved it, and we saw lots of smiles on the adults too.

At times there were huge queues to meet the cats, and we kept the waiting crowds entertained with our videos of cats trying – unsuccessfully – to escape past the Oscillot cat fence system.

Responsible cat ownership really seems to be catching on. We had dozens of good chats with people who wanted more information about how they could let their cats “roam at home.”