I went to the pet store!

April 29 /09

If I didn't love my family so much, I think I'd move into a pet store.

I don't know about you, but I think pet stores are like no other place on earth.

Mama took me shopping the other day at Mondou, a pet food and toy store not far from our house. She was going to leave me waiting in the car while she picked up some litter boxes for Beauty and Rugrat. But I gave her "The Face." That always works. Heh Heh.

It was the first time she's ever taken me into the pet store. Well, I've never seen so many toys and bones and cookies in one place. I didn't know where to look first. Mama had to keep a tight hold on my leash because who knows what would have happened if I got loose in that place.

I saw the biggest marrow bones I've ever seen in my whole life.

Commercial marrow bones give me bad poopies and I'm only allowed to chew bones that Mama prepares. Well, seeing as she was too busy looking at cat stuff to bother with me, I asked a nice man to buy me a bone.

He took a couple down from the shelf for me to sniff but Mama put them back.

So I continued on my way looking at all the toys and chewies and cookies. I wondered if I could get a job here ...

These cookies were totally driving me wild. It's a good thing they were near the exit because if I'd stayed one minute longer in that store, I would have knocked the display case right on the floor and eaten everything up.

Well, I got back in the car feeling very offended that Mama bought my catsisters their favourite Pounce cookies and their litter boxes. And nothing for me. But when she was closing the trunk, she pulled something out of her shopping bag:

Thanks Mama!

So I'm wondering if maybe the pet store needs a salesdog - just part time or something, y'know? I can taste-test their cookies to make sure they're fresh. And try out their toys to make sure there are no defects. I think I'd be very efficient at testing the dogworthiness of pet store stuff.

I am a Working Dog afterall. That must mean I'm supposed to get a job, right? I think I'll check that out tomorrow.

Have a good week, my friends.


Nibbles Treats said...

OMD!!! How awesome! Instead of being a salesperson, see if you can be a tester... test the toys, test the bones, test the treats. Someone has to make sure its all good for other dogs.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Tibby said...

Hi Chef!
It looks like you had a great time at the pet store! I am glad that you got a new ball! I hope you can get a job there!
:) Tibby

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm sure they would welkhome woo on staff!

They know woo would spend your entire paychekhk IN the store!

I'm glad woo turned on THE FACE!


Emma and Emmy said...

We, the puppies, agreed. The PET store is the BEST place as there are lots of toys and lots of real juicy bones for us. Yum...

Maggie and Mitch said...

That's just how we look when mom takes us into the pet store! We don't know which way to go first and we want everything! It's so much fun!
You would make an awesome salesdog, Chef! Let us know if you get the job!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Chef. I'm barkless!!! You got to go IN the petstore. Boy oh Boy. Imagine. Thanks for showing, I was up your tail every step of the way,he,hee!! When you get a job there let us know if you can get us all stuffies on discount!

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Joe Stains said...

If you get a job there, would your pals get discounts? I am all for it buddy.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
That pet store looks pawesome!
There are not pet stores here!
I am sure you would be a great salesman there!
Glad your mom got you a new ball!
Kisses and hugs

Lacy said...

w00f's, u wood make a excellent saledog, Chef...all that yummy goodness..me wood love to live there too..

b safe,

Anonymous said...

Hi Chef! I've been in a pet store, too, and guess what they had? Ferrets! A huge cage with about a hundred of them! They were so cute! I wanted one for my very own little pet. But did I get a ferret? No. We got dog food - hmph. I didn't even think of asking if I could work there. You're so smart!

See ya!

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Great idea! I think they need to start hiring dogs at pet stores! Makes sense!

Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

OMdoG...You made my Mom laugh sooo hard she is almost crying...

She didn't know you spoke French...

Pet Stores are the best!!

Abby xxxooo

FleasGang said...

What a super fun excursion! Our heads would have been spinning if we were in there with you with all those treats and toys. That ball looks like a lot of fun, too!

Shelly & Tommy

Homer said...

Oh wow Chef! I bet you must be so happy! All the toys and food! And BONES! Did the man buy you a bone?

You might want to check out the papers. Perhaps other pet stores might have a job for you?


Kasha said...

So cute!
I am wondering what Africa will do once we take her to the store. I can't wait for that! I sure love your boxer!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ha! Ha! What a great post, Chef! I love going to the pet store too - and I can reach even more things than most dogs...nothing is too high for me!! Hee! hee!

Wow - those cookies looked AMAZING!! Are they in the shape of doggies? How cool!

Honey the Great Dane

Trailboss said...

I adore this post. Keep 'em coming!

Niamh said...

I love going to the pet supply store too! It is sensory overload. I'd like to get a job doing product demonstrations. I could show people how much their dogs would like the treats and toys.

Glad your mamma got you a new ball. enjoy!

Your friend,

Sue on Face Book said...

"Chef, you are soooooooooooooooooooo handsome and talented! 5 paws for you...we loved the blog. Do you know we're almost related? Yes! It's true...through Rugrat who is my grandkittie girl. I will look for her birth certificate and send it to your Mom on Facebook...

My boys, Norman & Felix The=^..^=s send lots of kittykisses and purrs to you, Beauty & Rugrat.

Please gently kiss my grandkitty for me. Thanx"

the 4 Bs said...

shopping is so much fun. we love helping our mom shop. the peoples in the dog store always give us treats and lots of loves. and the smells are incredible. it surely is dog heaven, isn't it?


Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a great idea. And you'd get a discount on whatever you ate? We hope you get hired. Your mom can help you with a resume.

Pippa said...

I've never been into a pet store. Perhaps I should get Misery Mistress to take me. Do they sell sofas to sleep on?


Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrrrr Chef
that is so cool ye got to go to the dog store Harrrrr. That is one cool ball that ye got also Harrr.
Cap'n Mavercik the Pirate

Lina, Alih and James said...

Hey... long time no see.. ;)

What an awesome day you seem to have had at the pet store, Chef!!! Thanks to your mom for taking pics of your little adventure.

My boyz LOVE the pet store as well. Old man Alih is nice and well-behaved inside the store. And believe you me, he will sniff down every tiny little thing inside the store. ;) James on the other hand gets a bit worked up, I mean, who can blame him!!! I'm sure you can relate, Chef... Being young and full of life, a pet store is sooooo exciting one can almsot go crazy. :)

All the best & Stinkin' kisses from Alih & James in Sweden.