What’s up with the Dog?

557860925I grew up with a dog.  I love dogs.  But, I am fascinated with people’s dog obsessions.  What is up with that?  My parents never took us shopping with dog in tow.  Certainly not with the dog in a baby bjorn made for a dog.

I’m strolling on upper Madison this afternoon and walked into a very high end store.  There is a woman in there, with her child running around and a HUGE dog on a leash that she is not exactly controlling.  What’s with that?  She couldn’t leave the dog at home?  Did she ever consider that while she is trying on shoes and her dog is slobbering all over the place that someone might be allergic to the dog? 

What can I say….fascinating.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Bee

    I find it obnoxious when people bring their dogs everywhere. I’m one of the folks that are allergic to dogs, and it ticks me off! 🙂

  2. Jake Parrillo

    I have a dog, (Cavalier King Charles…)and we bring her lots of places. She’s small. (<11 lbs) If we're out and we want to stop somewhere, we'll bring her in. She stays in a bag with 2 mesh sides. She doesn't bark. She doesn't make noise. No one ever notices her.

    In the grocery store, we put her bag in the top rack, and she just hangs out.

    It looks like a purse.

    I bet there's more dogs at places than you think. They're just in bags and such...

  3. Bonny

    Our first dog is now 13+ years of age (pretty old for a lab) and I remember our pre-child fascination with our yellow beast. I actually admire being so devoted to an animal. I didn’t get that gene. He gets his 2 square meals a day and a trot around the park each day, period.

  4. Beth

    I am with you on this one.

    This is one of my BIG pet peeves. As someone who is allergic to dogs, even the small ones that no one can see are a problem to some people, causing serious respitory issues, hives, etc. It is EXTREMELY selfish and insensitive for people to bring animals in enclosed places, like stores not to mention unsanitary in places like restaurants and grocery stores.