"You bought WHAT???"
That’s what The Boss says whenever I buy something out-of-the-ordinary for one of the pets. But he knows I always have a good reason and am always right. Still, he feels he has to at least protest just a bit to make ME pay, just as he has to pay.
For a man that doesn’t do much shopping of any kind, he somehow feels the need to comment when he sees things coming out of a shopping bag, and not just pet products. “How many chewies, balls, bones, snacks, milk, yogurts etc. do you NEED? We already have three of these in the cupboard, blah, blah, blah.”
I hate shopping of any kind, so when I got to the grocery store or wherever, I stock up, especially since we live in the country. What's the big friggin' deal? But I digress.
The thing that got his goat the most was when I bought Peanut a four-poster bed. You should have seen the look on his face. And the inevitable question: How much did THAT cost???? The reason I bought it was that a friend made them to sell at one time, deluxe, sturdy, quality pet beds. I got a good deal, because the one I bought had a flaw that only she could see—something about the stain not being smooth. I got to pick out the mattress cover and thought, “What would really make The Boss roll his eyes and complain?” As I said, I love to instigate! So I picked out the leopard print, with matching pillow trimmed in black.
“That dog has a better bed than we do!” That was true at the time, as the bed we had was so old one of his ex-wives slept in it. I never complained about THAT, so he hardly had room gripe about a little old pet bed.
Peanut loves his “Little Man bed.” To further twist things, I say to The Boss when it's time to retire for the night, “Is Peanut tucked in? Maybe you should fluff his pillow.” LOL.
So, what kind of extravagant pet products have you bought? I love getting the pet catalogues in the mail, because some of the things they have make even my eyes roll, such as pet “baby buggies” and little shoes to protect feet in the cold. These catalogues are another way for me to aggravate The Boss, because I’ll whip out the catalogue, stick it under his nose and say, “I’m going to get this xyz for Scooter; which fabric do you think will match his fur best?” To which he’ll say, “You're not spending $$$ for a xyx!!!” He’s so easy; he falls for it every time. You’d think after 15 years of marriage he’d catch on to my wily ways. But then again, I did get a four-poster mahogany bed for a hound!And if I want something from the pet store or catalogue, I just get it and argue about it later. As I said, I always win and I'm always right. LOL.
posted by Sandy at 1/29/2007 10:32:00 AM