While we were visiting New Orleans this week, we happened to come across a little “pet boutique” and decided to pop inside and see if they had any SNACKS that Mummy would approve for us. Once inside, we raised quite a bit of attention in our Christmas attire and Mummy answered lots of questions about us. Pretty soon two ladies from behind the counter came over to see what all the commotion was about. We guessed they were the owner/manager or sales-help for the shop… and after saying how cute we were one of them asked, “How do you tell them apart?”
…SILENCE… REALLY????? How do you tell your HUMAN KIDS APART??!! Gee Whiz lady. We look NOTHING ALIKE!!! Even our BARKS sound different!!! You work in a PET BOUTIQUE… you should know a little more about your customers than this! Then the second lady asked, “What kind of dogs are they?” LORD HAVE MERCY!!! Have they never seen a YORKSHIRE TERRIER before? Honestly… we are only one of the TOP TEN BREEDS IN THE USA!!!! Mummy returned the items in her hands to their places back on the shelf where she had found them, took hold of our stroller and wheeled us out. HOLD ON! AREN’T WE GETTING SNACKS HERE? LET’S DON’T OVER-REACT NOW!!!! Mummy said she would give us a snack at the AIRSTREAM. These people OBVIOUSLY didn’t know much about furbabies. ??? What are your thoughts?
That is funny! Working in a pet store and not knowing breeds!!’
I know!!! Right???? And the Yorkshire Terrier is one of the TOP TEN BREEDS in the USA…. ????
Wowza! My thoughts are that these ladies didn’t know the first thing about little doggies, based upon this evidence:
A. They didn’t even know that you were YORKSHIRE TERRIERS?
B. They actually ASKED how your Mummy and Daddy tell you apart. Seriously? It’s a no-brainer, which is my favorite kind of brainer, by the way.
Your Mummy did the right thing. Obviously you had wonderful, “Mummy approved” snacks at the Airstream, which HAD to be better than whatever these ladies (bless their hearts) were selling.
Even I can tell you apart in your pictures and I can tell all my Maltese friends apart too. Really this store needs to find people to work there that know about fluffs. Your Mom was right to put everything back. I bet the snacks you had back at the airstream were better than any you would have gotten from THAT store.
If the owners/managers of a “Pet Boutique” don’t know what a Yorkie is…and can’t tell you girls apart…Mummy was right to put those treats back on the shelf and walk away! Maybe these people would be better suited to owning a shoe store!
Oms! I get asked how i tell mine apart and what breed they are but NEVER by a pet boutique owner! When people ask how I tell them apart… I just say well they look different! ? I would definitely have expected more from a shop owner that’s supposed to, you would think, like dogs enough to know that much! Wow!
I agree with mommy. How can someone work in a pet shop and know so little about pets?
Mum did the right thing. Even I can tell you girls apart, and I have known what a Yorkie is since I myself was a pup. Guess they haven’t read about Smoky the Brave, the WWII hero. The Yorkshire Terrier is and has been one of the most popular and well-known breeds through the world and throughout history. Hundreds have starred in movies, on television, in books and are even war heroes. You wouldn’t have to be a dog lover to be able to recognize a Yorkie. These storekeepers or owners need to find another occupation. I wouldn’t trust their… Read more »
Oh wow!! That is insane. People who work in a pet boutique should know all breeds including Yorkies. Glad your mummy walked out as these people don’t have a clue. Love you, girls!!!
Wow..,that is totally insane. Those ladies might mean well but they need a new job. We have a pet store here where we live run by a husband and wife. The husband is so knowledgeable about the products in his store and he researched every item before bringing it in to sell. When we met you girls the treats we brought were from there and he told me all about them before I purchased some.
lol. Crazy! Maybe it was hard to find good help there. Hahahahaha
Better put the treats back, they were probably out of date. ?
Lololol… I’m sure the treats were good but really, a pet boutique that thinks all doggies look the same and doesn’t know how to tell us apart??? THAT IS CRAY-CRAY! And then to not recognize a YORKIE!!!!! Gee whiz!!!! A YORKIE!!!! We don’t expect them to know EVERY BREED but a YORKIE… It’s like not recognizing a POODLE or a GERMAN SHEPHERD!!! ?
I have to agree with your mom. I can tell you apart and I have never had the opportunity to meet you lovely ladies. And not knowing what a yorkie is. Well that is beyond me. Yorkies are the best.
I don’t think they know anything about dogs!!!! Really all moms know their babies. Really????
Well I know how your Mummy felt. I had taken Tootsie to have photos taken and of course she was wearing the most adorable little outfit. She did so well with her photo shoot that I decided to stop off at Petsmart to get her a treat! As we were checking out the cashier looked at her and me and then said ‘do you always dress your dog up like that?’ WHAT?? what did she just say to me?? I mean she WORKS in a pet store that SELLS clothes for pets! I was immediately insulted and I couldn’t resist… Read more »
Oh wow! What a great interview! I hope one day to see Millie and her posse while traveling. I love that first photo with Darsey holding all of them. We had Yorkies when I was a kid, and they ll always have a special place in my heart.