Pets are more than animals. They’re family members. It’s not limited to throwing birthday parties for them and having brunch with dogs on “petios” anymore. These pets have their own festivals. Imagine what a comic con looks like, and then swap out all the sci-fi stuff with cat stuff or exotic animal stuff. You thought searching through feline flicks on your smartphone was your thing? Nope. Instead of typing “cat videos” in your search engine, type in “pet and animal shows near me,” and you’ll see. There are festivals dedicated to such films. And while some festivals are just pet friendly, others present technology, clothes, art and a smorgasbord of pet paraphernalia.