Sunday, April 05, 2009


last night we stopped by petland to play with the puppies. when we got in we cuddled the bunnies (oh suzanne! i want one! there was an adorable brown one who was so docile & had about 3 strands of white on the top of his head.) then we walked to the puppy area & strolled up the windows checking out what breeds they had. i have never heard of a chiweenie (chihuahua & weiner dog/dachsund?) it was actually pretty cute, despite s's complete disgust over chihuahas. it looked more like a doxie with a little chi in the face, but more weiner dog in the body, too.
s had to get out this tiny white puff of a pomeranian to play with. in the play area he was holding it in a ball & i told him it wasn't a popple. what's a popple? gah, then i did feel old because he doesn't remember them. hello, 1985. (you know, when he was two.)
next up was the love of my life, a 10-week old scottie boy. he had the sweetest disposition, possibly because it was almost bedtime. the worker was so short & he was in the top enclosure & the cairn terrier & the other pup in with him were all bouncy and wanted to go more than he did, but she finally rangled him. they didn't have any scotties the last time we went in to play last summer, so as much as my love for them, i'd never actually held one. he had such intelligent eyes & they're so noble looking, even in puppy form. he nibbled in camaraderie on s's beard. i think i like their beards more than schnauzers. they're so squat and solid for little dogs. and the black curly/wavy hair wasn't coarse yet because he's still young.
then i had to put him away & s asked for the shiranian (shih tzu/pomeranian), which is what the sales girl had at home. she said if her landlord would let her, she would've already taken that little girl home to be a companion dog to her 1-year old pup. the thing was a hyper terror, but cute with the little black curly tail brushing the hair on her back & giving her a flat top. she nipped & chewed on my hand and she was a climber, a little daredevil. when she wasn't trying to dig up the paint spot on the floor of the playpen or escape by digging out of the corner of the play area.
on the way out we played with the bunnies again. i couldn't get over how they don't smell at all and yet the guinea pigs & hamsters right next to them are so smelly. and this morning i still want to take that little scottie home with me. (i'd never buy from petland, but there's a scottie breeder a few hours north of here that has 2 black little boys left, 13 weeks old & i may have to contact them to see how much they are. i was going to replace my 13 year old tube tv this weekend, but who needs a tv when i can be entertained by a puppy?)

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At 4/5/09, 2:17 PM, Blogger super des said...

Oh I love puppies! I still want one. I think we'll get one when we move.

And I remember popples!

At 4/5/09, 2:50 PM, Blogger mar said...

i just e-mailed a scottie breeder north of here. waiting to hear back how much they are. 14 week old pups.
and des, you're a couple years older than s. he was born in 1983.

At 4/6/09, 2:05 PM, Blogger super des said...

and those were 2 popple-filled years. :D

At 4/6/09, 2:47 PM, Blogger jacks said...

Popples were cool. I never had one, though. My parents were lame.

I LOVE Petland! Nick and I head there a couple of times a month to get our puppy fix!

At 4/6/09, 5:50 PM, Blogger mar said...

sticker shock from petland!
$1399 for the scottie, on sale as of today $1049.
the breeder is about half that (although no microchip, etc.) and he is altered. i'd have to pay extra from the breeder.
des, i just meant that he probably wouldn't have been conscious of his surroundings until at least 1988 or even later.
jackie, petland is great for a puppy fix, but isn't basil jealous?

At 4/7/09, 4:29 PM, Blogger jacks said...

Basil doesn't really notice. He may sniff us a bit more when we get home, but he never holds a grudge. He's just happy to see us!

At 4/10/09, 6:43 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Not only do rabbits not smell, but they are also significantly less than $1049. If you go to Rabbit Rescue, you can get one that is litter trained and has its shots for under $100! Plus, with Easter coming up, lots of people will be buying bunnies for their kids then throwing them out in a few weeks, so lots should unfortunately be available.



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