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.