Today, Charlie went on his first shopping trip to Cabela’s with his best hunting buddy Tim:
LURA (to Tim): You browse, I’ll keep an eye on him.
CHARLIE: Look at all these people! That tiny person probably wants to be my friend!
LURA: No, Charlie, you are scaring the little girl, you walk with me.
CHARLIE: Ok, then I will pee.
LURA (picking up Charlie and rushing out): No, Charlie! No peeing in the store. Here’s a patch of landscaping.
CHARLIE: I don’t want to pee here, it is stickery and scary.
LURA: Charlie, go potty.
CHARLIE: No, no, no.
LURA: Ok … we will go back … but no peeing in the store.
CHARLIE (flopping down dead-weight): No, I am too tired to walk. I am only a baby.
LURA (grabbing a cart): Alright, you can ride.
SHOPPER: Oh, look at that pup! Is he just a pet or a real working dog? May I pet him?
LURA: He will be a working retriever one day. Yes, you can pet him. Charlie, do not chew on people.
CHARLIE: But people are tasty!
CLERK: Oh, what a sweet little guy! Is he just a pet or a real working dog? May I pet him?
LURA: He will be a working retriever one day. Yes, you can pet him.
** This happens on every aisle we walk down.**
CHARLIE: Everybody loves me.
LURA: Yes, they cannot help themselves because you look so sweet. They do not know what I know.
CHARLIE (spotting Tim): Oh look! It’s my best buddy! *wag* *wag*
TIM: I think I’m going to get these Muck Boots. Let’s get to the register before the line is too long.
CHARLIE: Oh look! A pair of matching rubber chewies! Yay! Oh, I have to pee.