Thursday, May 31, 2012

I like to shop. . .so does Dulee!

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” ~~Josh Billings

Dogs, even cute little fluffy white Bichon Frises, are not welcome in most stores but Pet Smart is the place for dogs, so that’s where Dulee had his first shopping experience.  He walked into the store on his leash but all of the animal smells made him crazy so a ride in the shopping cart turned out to be the best way to go. (Dulee: Oh man, do I like all of those smells!)

Back home he is too exhausted to even look at his purchases so he takes a nap on the back of the sofa.  (Dulee: Napping is one of my favorite activities-right up there with sitting on any available lap!)


Awake, he checks out his new Kong. . .maybe he won’t lose this one! (Dulee: they think I lose my Kongs but I really hide them-not easy since our home is a 5th wheel RV)


Wide awake now. . .his favorite treats!   (Dulee:  Every time I go out for a walk I get a treat – sometimes I tell them I have to go out even if I don’t so I can get a treat.)


We even shopped in the clothing section at Pet Smart and found a bright red slicker raincoat.  (Dulee:  I don’t want to look like a sissy but my hair-yes, I have hair not fur-gets really bedraggled when I get wet.  I think I look pretty cool in this red slicker although I’m not sure about that hood.)


Here he is, with all of his purchases (Dulee:  I noticed that they also bought a big bag of dog food which is why we went to Pet Smart in the first place.)DSCN7395_thumb

RV’ers refer to Camping World as the RVer’s department store. Last week we had an appointment to have the motor on our automatic awning replaced.

Of course, while the rig was being worked on, I had to go into the store to browse.  I noticed the sign on the door “We welcome your pet.”  Ah, Dulee can also shop! (Dulee: good, because the fifth wheel door was open and it worried me when the worker kept coming in and out.)

Our home in the shop at Camping World.


His lambskin sleeping pad was a bit large for the basket. (Dulee: I have no problem squeezing into small spaces.)IMG_0143_thumb

Dulee:  Hey, they have a whole section for us dogs!  (But we didn’t buy a thing because of our recent trip to Pet Smart.)IMG_0144_thumbLicking his chops… (Dulee:  I see something edible across the aisle!)IMG_0146_thumbThe long day of shopping ends with a nap with his favorite rawhide bone. (Dulee:  I am so worried about where to keep my bone – I must constantly move it to keep it safe.)IMG_0149_thumb[1]

“If you don't own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” ~~Roger Caras

We rescued Dulee through Bichon Furkids Rescue. In addition to shopping trips he also likes his trips to the groomer!  Here he is fresh from the groomer.  (Dulee:  I was wandering the streets in Orange County when the kind folks at Bichon Furkids Rescue saved me. Then I had to persuade Gary & Betty to choose ME ’cause I heard they were also considering a cute little girl Bichon named Alexa.  I knew I had a forever home when we drove off in the truck-yeah!)


"Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end." ~- Max Eastman

Laugh today!


  1. This is a wonderful story....Dulee is so darn cut! I wish Finley "Finn" could meet Dulee, I just know they would be friends. Finn is a Maltese, we got him as a baby. He had his first Birthday May 1st. Finn also likes to hide his treasures, but LB our 8 year old Beagle can find most anything with his noes. Finn likes to bring in tree branches, rocks, and a bug now and then. I love all the pictures, that rain coat is so adorable on Dulee. I love to dress Finn, he has a winter coat, he knows that means by by for sure. Thank you for sharing your little friend, he is wonderful. Hugs, Mary


  3. You know I never thought about having a dog and traveling in an RV! He sure is cute. sandie

  4. What an uplifting post! Dulee is as always gorgeous. I love it - Dogs Welcome to shop!! The "Kong" must be a universal dog-toy. Our dogs don't have one but every other dog I know in Oz, has a Kong!! Great to swing by. Good to know the rig is OK.

  5. Pretty post!This is really very awesome.Pets are make a great effect for our life.

  6. What a cute little Dulee, we have a toy poodle named Joey, he is 12 years old.

    Where are you? We are missing you. What have you been up to lately?