I went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore the other day. I wasn’t shopping for anything in particular, but I thought I’d stop in and look around at the old stuff people no longer wanted. Surprisingly, I found something new and I’m still trying to get over it.
Upon arriving at the store, I noticed two ladies just inside the door and each was pushing a shopping cart. I was drawn to the shirt worn by one of the ladies because it was an oversized brightly colored tank top with the words Live, Laugh, Love on the front of it. When I finished reading the profound words on her shirt my attention shifted to her cart where someone was sitting in the place where a child usually sits. The lady seemed a little old to have a child small enough to ride in that seat, but who am I to judge. I like to see cute little kids so I took a closer look and I’m still trying to get over what I saw. It was a poodle-a frickin poodle-wearing a striped, pastel colored t-shirt with the words Mommy’s favorite written on the back. I’m not gonna lie-it was a lot to take in. I’m in the Restore to buy some old junk and Mimi is shopping with her dressed up ‘doghter’ perched in the kid seat like a queen on her throne. And that damn dog was just looking around like she was picking out something for her royal playroom.
I needed to move on so I could digest what I saw, but I couldn’t. Live, Laugh, Love was blocking my getaway path. I was afraid to look at lady #2, but then I decided what the hell, it couldn’t get much worse. I was wrong. Mimi’s friend also had a shopping dog only her shopper was laying in the main part of the cart-where normal people put the stuff they plan to buy. Her ‘dogson’ wasn’t actually shopping for his playroom. Instead, he was bundled in a light blue baby blanket and napped while mommy pushed him around the Restore.
Call me sheltered or whatever you want to call me, but really? When did people start taking their dogs shopping? Better yet, why did they start taking them shopping? And even more better yet, when did stores start allowing dogs in the store to shop? Something new happened at the Restore and I’m still trying to get over it.
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