Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pet Peeve of the Day!

When I was working full-time and chatting with Kristy all day, I would often give her my "Pet Peeve of the Day". Because I subscribe to the motto "Why do something about it if you can whine about it instead." I've been out of work for a while now and they've been backing up on me, so I need some catharsis. So here goes.

Pet Peeve of the Day, April 22, 2009: People who bring their dogs to the store with them. To my knowledge, there is only one store you can bring your pet into and that is PetSmart. Logical, since you're shopping for the dog. What makes people think that just because their dog is small enough to fit into a purse or the child seat of the cart, they can bring them inside? Do you really need Lil Prince to offer his expert opinion on the top you're buying? Quite frankly, dogs don't belong in stores. Especially stores where food items are sold. That Disney commercial with the lady in the grocery store carrying her chiuaua in her purse is just offensive. And yes I know, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears carry their mini-dogs around with them (another topic for another day: how do those 4 ounce fluffy rats get away with calling themselves dogs anyway?) but I have yet to see your face grace the cover of US Weekly or People or any other highly esteemed periodical and your dog has no business in Target. Dogs belong in backyards and sometimes houses. Or even waiting patiently for you in the car if you just can't leave home without him. But I should not have to lint roll the dog fur off my new clothing before it it even crosses the threshold of the exit door, thank you very much.

Well, I feel better. It's good to get that off my chest :)

Be sure to join me next time for "People who use 'ignorant' ignorantly".

P.S. I'm not really angry, just having fun. If you carry your dog around with you, don't think I hate you. But please stop. No, I'm just kidding. But seriously.


Rebecca said...

haha! That's so true! You should start bringing Kona in the store with you and if they give you a hard time, just point to one of those ladies with the Chiuaua, then maybe they'll be forced to make a store policy about it! Mwahahaha!!

Joel said...

My question is, how often have those dogs crapped in the little purses? Part of me thinks it can't be something that rarely occurs; if a dog spends all of its time somewhere, it's gonna be relieving itself there. And then how many times does a dog need to mess itself in your purse before you decide that that's a bad idea? Seems like it'd be one and out.

And see Tara: just because nothing exceptionally exciting is happening doesn't mean you don't have something to share with us.

Christy said...

preach it, teresa. i look forward to your future 'pet peeve of the day' lists so that i can proclaim, "yeah!! i hate that, too!"

BeeHappy said...

I actually think it's annoying too AND I own a dog. Weird? :)
I think guys who have long dirty nails is probably my biggest peeve!

Shannon said...

It's illegal (at least in NJ). I saw a lady get kicked out of the mall and the security gaurd said, "It doesn't matter how little your dog is he's not allowed in stores" I wanted to cheer!

Anonymous said...

Awwwww - I have a three pound chihuahua and she goes everywhere she is accepted. Everyone at Office Depot and Lowes and other places just love her and miss her if I leave home without her. When she was real small I would send her through the window at the drugstore so they could play with her. Of course I am compensating for my children being grown but that is a topic for the therapist couch. I was never a dog person and felt much the same as you, but have now switched teams!!!

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