Thursday, October 29, 2009

Letters of Intent

Joining in the fun with Julie from Foursons with this week’s Letters of Intent.  (She’d exact some form of humiliating revenge if I dared to skip a week :)  Head over – letter-writing is IN again!

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Dear Co-Dependent Tiny Dog Owners ~

I’m just gonna come right out and apologize in advance for the bloggy friends that I am sure to mortifyingly offend.

See… I know you love your dogs.

I understand.

I’m a dog lover too.

And I can understand that sometimes you might want some company when you’re driving around.  I’m probably the chick that is smiling and waving at your silly little pup bouncing up and down at the window.

But please, please, please – for the sake of us who have allergies – keep those four-legged friends out of Target, Starbucks, the bank, and most assuredly – the grocery store.

Cuz instead of marveling at how you managed to find the perfect little doggie outfit, or the perfect little doggie carrier…

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…I’m much more liable to give you the stink eye.

You know I’ll be thinking of you all the way home when my eyes are itching, my throat is burning,  and my sinuses feel like they’re trying to suck the back of my head out through my nostrils.  All of which I’d gladly endure for a service dog (is anyone else tempted to secretly pet them?!?), but not a “we can sneak Fifi in because she’s just so cute the rules don’t apply to her!” one.

Do I sound jaded?  Only cuz I just don’t get it.  I mean – would anyone doubt I love my little girl to pieces?  I mean – this time of year means mixing warm buckets of beet pulp mash twice a day, and going out in the freezing cold to break up ice so she has water.  And taking her blanket on and off to brush out anything that might be itchy.  And picking out her feet, brushing her mane and tail…

But you sure ain’t gonna see this girl prancing in a matching bow beside me at Safeway…

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“Clean-up on aisle seven” would never be the same…

You’re welcome.

Sincerely,

Sick of Sniffling

 

Achoo.

28 comments:

Stone Fox said...

i totally give those folks the stink eye. a DOG in the GROCERY STORE? UGH! unsanitary.

i mean, i would not be grossed out if it was *my* dog, but these are stranger dogs. ew.

Melissa said...

Those pictures are Ha-lary-ious!!!

HeatherOz said...

Luckily, I have not witnessed too many mini-pets in places they do not belong! In the grocery store? You HAVE got to be kidding. Yuck! I have seen someone ride their horse to the store and leave it tied up out front while they ran in to shop!

Shana said...

Ah, the beet pulp. is it already that time of year again??

Brandi said...

I mean, come on, get a "real" dog. Those aren't dogs. I have to say, though, Daddy Bub takes his girls EVERYWHERE with him and if he could take them in a store, he would do it in a second! :P

Kmama said...

Ha ha. Great letter!!

We were out shopping at the outlet mall awhile back and went into the Gap outlet and someone was in there with their mini dog. Really? Your dog has to go clothes shopping at the outlet mall with you? It just ticked me off.

Aunt Crazy said...

I have to say, even though I had a calf in my kitchen once, I don't think I've ever seen a mini-dog in the store...LMAO! I wouldn't be able to help myself, I'd have to ask them WTF are they thinking???

Foursons said...

Since when are dogs allowed in places where food and drink are consumed? Seriously. I can't even imagine the owner of the local Starbucks and grocery store think that it is OK to allow a dog in their workplace. I'm shocked- I really am. I too am allergic to them and if their dog sent my son into an asthma attack because he walked by the dog in a public building you can bet your life's earnings that someone is paying up BIG time for that error!

Thanks for linking up, you got me all riled up at 7:50am!

Emily said...

Yuck. I'm with you. I don't like to see ANY pets inside a store. That's just gross.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

AMEN! I always wonder why they don't think that the rules apply to them... but my kids, on the other hand, just love it. I am afraid they are responsible for encouraging this behavior. So sorry!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

SupahMommy said...

SO FUNNY! The horse is gorgeous. My daughters would fall in love. They are big into horses now.. And if one was in safeway; THEY'D LOVE IT.

fer real.. dogs don't belong in stores.

oxoxo

Tiffany said...

Thank you!!!! The worst, to me, is when the "little darlings" are sitting on someone's lap in a restaurant eating WITH them. Nasty.

Kameron said...

That dog carry is the absoulte craziest thing EVER!!! Dogs are no freakin accessories. Leave them at home and out of your purse. You wouldn't like the aftermath of a car accident when FiFi becomes a pinball inside your SUV!

Just Stacy said...

How much shit would I get if I said the same about teething babies or kids still suffering the terrible two's??

I am sooo just kidding .....

great letter, and I agree. Dogs in the coffee shops? Come on ... use some common courtesy people. LMAO at bringing your horse in Safeway.

Jennifer Haas said...

That is funny, is that ok? I think the outfits are going a little too far. But I am a big dog owner, none of those little dogs would do. It would be a sight to see me carrying around our 80 pound yellow lab in a shoulder strap.

Lisa said...

I TOTALLY agree! We have a miniature dachshund and I have NEVER taken her into a store in her 10 years of life. They don't belong there. But you know, what a hoot it would be if you brought your little lady! You could point to all of the doggies and cry "prejudice" if they wouldn't let you bring her in!

Lisa said...

I TOTALLY agree! We have a miniature dachshund and I have NEVER taken her into a store in her 10 years of life. They don't belong there. But you know, what a hoot it would be if you brought your little lady! You could point to all of the doggies and cry "prejudice" if they wouldn't let you bring her in!

Lisa said...

We have one of those annoying, yipping, annoying (did I already say that?) dogs, and I HATE to see them in public. Especially places they SO aren't supposed to be. It is bad enough to have to run into petsmart or whatever where they ARE allowed and see them let along the plain old store. And I would DIE if I saw a horse at a gas station. Just so you know. LOL

I will be late with my letter of intent, like tonight or something, because I should be getting ready NOW instead of reading others blogs! LOLOL Hopefully Julie will forgive me!

pixiedreams8 said...

That is funny! How funny that there seems to be such a market for the little dogs. I can't even imagine lugging around the poor little dog in a purse or sling! I have the days when lugging around a 9 month old is too much for me! ;) But I do know those little dogs get separation anxiety but I am with you I have no desire to see them paraded around the grocery store and I’m not allergic.

Jasmine said...

Amen!!! Very funny....and true.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

My sentiments exactly!!! Thanks for clearing that up for those who needed a friendly reminder ;)

K said...

love it
Oh Rach you are the funniest

Anna Grace and Andrew's Jie Jie said...

Yeah dogs in places with food. eh. um. not for me!

natalee said...

LOL!! The stink eye cracked me up!!!!

Grove Designs Co, aka Kriskropmemories said...

Great letter, I totally agree. I still can't handle dogs in Petsmart (unless for the vet or grooming) I mean really does the dog need to be there to pick out the leash!!

wife.mom.nurse said...

I'm going to have to give you an amen here!

There was a lady with a fluffy little dog on her lap at...CHURCH!

Oh my!

rhemashope said...

amen, sister! my youngest daughter is allergic to dogs and although she loves them, she prefers to do from a distance!

(we are looking into a service dog, though. a hypoallergenic labradoodle).

Stacy said...

Totally agree! Dogs do not belong in stores. How 'bout they leave them home?? Have some respect for others that don't think that dogs are really JUST LIKE children. 'Cause they're not. They pee and poop on the floor and like you, some people are allergic. GEEZ.