Tuesday, June 02, 2009

"Um, excuse me, the shopping cart is for your groceries, not your dog."

That is what I should have said to the lady at the Issaquah Trader Joe's who thought putting her dog in the grocery cart was the cutest thing.

Let me tell you, it wasn't. She drug this dog into the store. And we're not talking a tiny little purse-type dog. It was about 20 lbs. It looked a little bewildered as she giggled at it in the cart and went about her merry-little-totally-oblivious-way. The rest of us in the produce section just stood there and stared.

Now, I'll admit, I'm not a dog person. But, I've got nothing against the responsible dog owner who loves their dog with all their heart. I know people like that. They are good, responsible, loving pet owners. They also feel the same about dogs in shopping shopping carts, grocery stores and Nordstrom as I do. Yes, Nordstrom. I once saw a woman with her greyhound dog (on a leash) strolling through Nordstrom. The dog had a rhinestone collar. I guess she felt that gave her the right to take her beloved pooch to Nordstrom.

Incidentally, in case you're wondering, it's not OK according to the King County Health Department to put a dog in a shopping cart. And they'll be letting the folks at Trader Joe's know that.

7 comments:

Shannon said...

WHAT? What is wrong with people?

As an aside, this post gave me a really funny mental image of putting my 85 pound dog/spazzosaurus in a shopping cart and tooling around a grocery store. Maybe that's just funny to me.

But really, why do people think dogs are people too???

lynnm said...

I can't believe some people! When I worked at Starbucks, I would let people know that their dogs were not allowed in the store and I would get the meanest looks.

We recently got a small dog and only take her into pet stores.

Holli said...

OMG! What IS wrong with people?

IdahoGirls said...

That is one of my pet peeves too! Especially, the small "snack size" version that people carry in purses. I don't bring my cats to the store...

Sara K. said...

I am totally giggling that you got April's cat dander up! The people you saw must think they live in Paris - where dogs are pretty much free to roam wherever they want! Loved the one at a fine bistro in Paris - it sat at the banquette and had its own plate! :) Then again - it is not Paris and rather gross! -S

Jen said...

I love my dog, but I don't bring him to the store with me. Of cours it would look ridiculous to see a 60 lb golden in a grocery cart.

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