Last week I had to to make a trip to Costco for a few things.
Coconut oil and pickles.
Well I was really just going there for the coconut oil but I figured while I was there I would get a big jar of pickles for myself too, and no one can go to Costco for just one thing, at least not me.
Which is why my husband is a member and not me.
I’m not allowed to be a member because I can’t be trusted alone in Costco.
I’ve tried to go by myself before and I got busted when they asked for my membership card and I handed over my husbands card with his name on it and they told me I didn’t look like a “Bob.”
Anyway, last week I had to to be escorted to Costco by the husband for coconut oil and pickles.
Of course when we entered into Costco I immediately got distracted by all their summer fun patio furniture that they had out and I began to wander through the aisles when I came across the most perfect thing ever for Leroy:
A dog house for the back patio!
It’s really a playhouse for kids but in my imagination it’s a dog house for Leroy.
I immediately began to check it out.
Good ventilation. 2 windows and a door.
Big enough for him to lay in.
Easy for me to decorate.
As I was talking to my husband about it with a little too much enthusiasm, a nice older couple walked up to us and said how their grand-daughter had the same playhouse and she just loved it and they would highly recommend it for any young child.
My husband chuckled a little and told them that while we did have children, I was actually looking at this for our dog.
AWKWARD moment of silence.
Then the man started laughing and said “Well that must be a pretty big dog!”
And I was like, “Yeah, he’s a big boy and I’m trying to figure out if he could actually fit through the front door.”
Then we started about talking how maybe we could take out a window and make some adjustments and put in an air conditioner.
We talked about this for way longer than anyone should talk to complete strangers about making a playhouse a dog house in the middle of an aisle in Costco and it may have even involved me pulling out my phone and showing off some pictures of Sherman and Leroy.
By the time we were done having our very weird conversation/consultation with the nice couple that we just met I was all ready to put the playhouse in the cart when my husband burst my bubble once again and said to me, ” You never bought one of those for the kids when they were little but you would buy one for Leroy without even thinking twice about it and while I can see exactly where you are going with this we are only here to buy coconut oil and pickles. A $250 dog house is not in the budget.”
So I reluctantly walked away with my head hung low and the dog house/playhouse still sitting on the shelf and wondering if I was a really bad Mom, or just a really good dog owner.
I was feeling a little better when we got to the checkout lane and I wandered away from my husband once again, and overheard him explaining to the cashier what the HUGE jar of coconut oil was for when she asked.
“It’s for the dogs. I don’t know what it does, I’m just suppose to pay for it.” No the pickles are for my wife not the dogs.” he mumbled with his head hanging low.
AWKWARD MOMENT FOR HIM. NOT SO MUCH FOR ME.
So how about you, did you ever had an awkward “dog” moment at a store? Ever go to Costco and leave with just one thing? Do you have to be escorted to Costco by someone? Just curious if I’m the only one.
Jenny Jugs. Probably lost in Costco somewhere talking to strangers.