Doing A Little Early Shopping

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Bunny here at the keyboard to share an adventure Morgan and I had earlier this week.

You might remember that Küster had a big weekend of training that took up all of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Well, it was half of Sunday, but Dad was so exhausted that the other half of Sunday involved him sleeping on the floor.  This wouldn’t be a big deal, except that Morgan and I were waiting to have our big birthday party.  We decided we wanted to be girly this time and have a day of shopping.

So, on Monday, it turns out the humans didn’t have to work.  Our day of shopping was soon underway.  We went to a few of our favorite places.  There was a stop at the dog bakery to get cake, a toy for Morgan and some treats for me.  After that, we went and did some shopping at Petsmart where Mom found a cute new Christmas collar for Morgan.  We just got this year’s Christmas cards in the mail and she’s already planning for next year’s cards.  We love her anyway.

Pausing By the Christmas TreeAfter that we went to Petco where we were quite amused to see some candy cane striped poop bags.  I’m not sure if they were peppermint-scented.  We have a return trip planned to investigate.  I wonder who’s going to put those on their Christmas list.

Candy Cane Poop BagsAfter all that, we still weren’t done.  We decided to be really brave and face Bass Pro.  Now, I have been to Bass Pro before and for me, it’s just a fun outing.  However, Morgan has never been there.  There are some reasons for that, but it’s a story for another blog post.  She’s just really protective and sometimes her instincts take over her logic.

Posing at the Fish BowlGoing into Bass Pro was like walking into Santa’s Wonderland, though.  There was a giant Christmas tree right by the door.  Then they handed us treats right at the turnstile.  We wandered back to look at the giant fish, and then Mom and I wandered over to Santa’s corner of the store.  Mom said she’d take my picture with the jolly old elf, but unfortunately, he wasn’t in at the moment.  I think Morgan was a little relieved at the news.

Even though Santa wasn’t there, I did have a chat with his reindeer.  I told them not to feel bad when he puts them out to pasture and hires a team of Greyhounds to pull the sleigh.  They just can’t compete with Greyhound speed.  It’s nothing to be ashamed of, it’s just how it is.  Somebody has to be the fastest, and that happens to be us.  I think they took it pretty well.  They may not have believed me, but they’ll see soon.  I didn’t say anything bad, we wouldn’t want that getting back to the big man in red, but I just gave them a little friendly heads up.

I'm Faster Than YouI got a few ideas for gift giving while I was there, so I will probably need someone to take me back soon.  I saw some pink shoes that I think Mom ought to wear when she’s being seen out in public with me, and there were some orange things that I think Dad could use when he’s out with Küster.  I also need a few minutes with Saint Nick to have a few words.  I need to let him know what the rest of my pack is hoping to get under the tree this year.  Maybe I’ll mention replacing those reindeer with a faster model this year, too.

I have to say that I really love this time of year.  People smile more and the cold air keeps us closer together.  There’s nothing like being a hound on a shopping mission, either.

Hello, Reindeer

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25 Responses to "Doing A Little Early Shopping"
  1. Sue says:

    Thought for a moment that Christmas tree and all those gifts were in your home:)

    Glad you and Morgan had a nice time and saw loads of Christmassy things, including the Reindeer.

  2. I’d love to know what you were really thinking about those reindeer, Bunny! Sounds like it was a very fun shopping trip for you and Morgan. Wouldn’t mind having that Christmas tree in the first image – gorgeous! I’m giggling at the candy cane-striped poop bags. For that price, they had better be scented! 😉

  3. Who knows? We might see some hounds helping out the big man in red next year.

  4. Miss Veil says:

    Looks like you girls had a fun outing and by the way, doesn’t your poop already smell like peppermint!

  5. sara, oreo and chewy says:

    Sounds like a fun girls day out. Those poop bags are funny, but it would be kind of like getting a roll of toilet paper for Christmas!

    Chewy would’ve been barking his head off at those reindeer.

  6. What a fun day! Boy, Bass Pro Shop has some lovely backdrops for photos!

  7. melF says:

    What a great shopping trip Bunny! I never knew BassPro allowed dogs in their stores, so that was quite a shock. Of course, it could just be that you and Morgan are special girls. 🙂

    Loved the poop bags. I’m thinking that a girl’s gotta have a little color for something so messy. Tell Mom you want them.

    I am looking forward to the holidays this year. No missing dogs and I kept my job. That’s worth celebrating!

  8. Natalie says:

    Oh Bunny! We’d love to see you pulling the sleigh on Christmas Eve. We’re sure Saint Nick would make record time on that trip around the globe.

  9. I’m glad you had fun on your shopping trip. Those peppermint poop backs are SO funny! They’re not on MY list, that’s for sure. I want toys and treats!

  10. Kristine says:

    I love that candy cane poop bags are a real thing in the world. If they are peppermint scented, do let us know as I think that would be a hilarious gift for a dog lover. Though we don’t have Petco stores in Canada I might be able to find them online!

  11. Millie says:

    I wish there was a Bass Pro Shop near us. It would be a great place to take Millie. I love the decorations there and think that next year the family Christmas picture should be next to the Bass Pro tree 😉


  12. Goose says:

    Now I would love to see santa’s sleigh pulled by you guys. I must get MOM to take me to the bass shop. She think I would try to catch the big fish. Now that would be FUN!

  13. Anna the GSD says:

    Awesome shopping trip!! We has a Bass Pro too, I like to check it out, but it’s tooooo busy during the holidays for me, cause I’m kinda spastic! 🙂

  14. Yay! I know what we’re doing this weekend – going to Bass Pro Shops to get some new photos of the Brindle Kids! Thanks for the awesome idea –

  15. Kathy R says:

    Sounds like a fun time was had by all. I keep forgetting that Bass Pro Shop is dog friendly. I love dog friendly stores. Most Lowes Improvement stores are dog friendly as long as dogs are polite and leashed. Tractor supply stores and most plant nurserys are dog friendly as well.

  16. Ryker says:

    Santas hiring greyhounds? How cool is that!

  17. What an exciting shopping expedition! Weren’t you the slightest bit scared of the huge reindeer, Bunny? I would have been but sshhhhh, don’t tell anyone I said that okay? X

  18. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Oh Bunny your expression in the last photo is hilarious. “Save me mom!”
    Benny & Lily

  19. Nothing like candy cane striped poop bags to get you into the Holiday spirit! And you were so brave to pose in front of those great big funny looking dogs with antlers!

  20. Jen says:

    You have so many great places to go with the dogs! We’ve got a Petco on the way, anyway.

  21. Flea says:

    Okay, so, is that your Christmas tree? Because I LOVE that floor. And you can take dogs into Bass Pro? I am so taking the pups!

  22. Oh, I am totally going to have to take Gretel to Petco for a little girl shopping to pick up those candy striped poop bags. And it would be totally awesome if they DID smell like peppermint 🙂

  23. KB says:

    It sounds like both you and your mom were hounds on a mission! I love the candy striped poop bags 🙂 I also love the notion that your mom needs special shoes to be “in style” when she goes out with you 🙂

    What fun!

  24. Sage says:

    I loved your restraint, Bunny, with those reindeer just…there. I’m sure I’d have been up there herding them all over the place!

  25. Bichonpawz says:

    What a fabulous day you all had! We are going to send mama to Petco to check out the striped holiday poop bags! So cool! We have never been to a bass store…in fact we do not think there is any around here. You two look beautiful in all your pics!! Xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

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