Monday, January 23, 2017

Shopping Dog at the Mall


So, I said to the dog, "What are you looking at?"

I spoke softly so as not to disturb his master who was busy on his phone. I don't know what he was doing but he could have been playing games as that's what I had been doing before the darn dog started to stare at me. 

The dog said nothing! Just stared. It was unnerving. Like he knew some of my deep dark secrets.

I resolved to stare right back. No dog can out-stare me. Well, except for a Doberman Pinscher. They can out-stare anyone.

The kids were in school so the mall was very quiet. Too quiet. As I said, the dog's stare was unnerving. I mean what did I do to deserve this?

The dog was cute, I'll give you that. I think he knew it, too, and that's why he figured he could get into staring contests in the mall. His owner probably thought he was especially cute as most parents do of their kids.

Well, cute wasn't gonna cut it with all this staring. After another hour I had come to the end of my rope. It was time for my "last resort."  I pulled a small business card from my pocket which I keep there for just such an occasion. It read "L & L Veterinary Services. We provide all the necessary vaccinations for your pet(s)," and then just below that in large print, "NEUTERING IS OUR SPECIALTY!"

I casually strolled over to the dog and dropped my hand containing the card in front of the dog's face. Oh boy, that dog stopped staring; he looked down at the floor and than slinked down into that silly little baby carriage and hid under a blanket.

I'm sure I heard a meek little whimper. 

I pocketed my card and went on my way. My work for the day was done.

20 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

I just love your photo and the story that goes with it. It gave me a big smile.

Lois said...

I guess you told him! Cute little guy though.

William Kendall said...

Awww, what a cutie!

Michelle said...

LOL! I just just imagine the scene!

Tanya Breese said...

oh my goodness, that is a hilarious story! cute dog too!

Kay said...

"Wait! Wait! What did I do to deserve that?? How, I wonder...how can you resist me? Can't you see I'm being ignored? I need a pet! PET ME, please! I'm lonely and you look like a soft touch! Please? Please pet me??"

Linda said...

Such a lovely post, Lowell, thank you so much for sharing! You made my day! And the little dog is adorable! :)

Petrea Burchard said...

Perhaps the dog couldn't talk, but he sure could read.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Bem apanhado.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar || Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa || Livros-Autografados

LOLfromPasa said...

The photograph is a delight and your story just made my smile all the broader :).

Jedidja said...

You are a story teller! You could be a writer. Love what you are writing. Yes, you make me smiling too! Thanks.

Gunn said...

BRAVO! Great image and great text. Another big smile from the north of Europe.

Sharon Anck said...

Poor little guy, I bet he hid under the covers when he got home. You really do tell a good story.

Shammickite said...

Dog in a stroller! Maybe the dog doesn't have legs.

Small City Scenes said...

Great scenario---you devil you. You are the starer to end all starers but you had to end it with an underhanded trick. You wouldn't like someone to show you a similar would you.
MB

RedPat said...

A good day at the mall! ;-)

bill burke said...

Cute dog but he sure has a bad habit. Staring is not nice and can have consequences as he found out. :)

Karl Demetz said...

This made me smile, Lowell.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Aww! Look at that wee face Lowell, you scared the bravado out of him 😀😀

Laura. M said...

Buena foto para hacer un gran relato, amigo !! El perro sabía lo que tú pensabas, y que hablarías de él😊
Un abrazo.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson