Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mr Congeniality

Last night due to people getting home and going back out at different hours, Finn got two dinners. He didn't eat all of it, but it did mean we ran out of dog kibble a day early. I decided to go to Petco today and pick up more of his two kinds of food, and take Finn so he could socialize a bit.

In the past trips to anywhere were stressful because they all meant v-e-t to Finn. Finn reluctantly got in the car, and off we went. When we got there, and he got out of the car, he was sniffing, and wanting to run around, but still a bit worried.

We went in, and I had the fun of trying to push a cart and keep a lively wolfhound contained. His tail was still down, but he was wanting to go up and greet everyone. Eventually I conquered the challenge of cart and hound, and convinced Finn he could walk beside me while I pushed the cart.

Everyone who met Finn loved him. Part of that is his size, and the fact he is really cute, but I think a lot had to do with his habit of giving everyone his long eye to eye soulful look. Five seconds of that and they were his to command. Of course he is helped by the fact he doesn't have to look to far up to do this.

Employees who had met him before all came over to say hi, and Finn was happy to see everyone but the nice lady who weighed him for us. She was wearing a smock (VET!) and weighed him on a scale (VET!!!). He is now 120 1/4 pounds, and he couldn't get away from her fast enough.

We checked out the toy aisle, but nothing really interested Finn so I picked up a really big fuzzy ball, and a couple of beef bones to chew. We also picked up a leash so we could work on our obedience. When we were ready to check out one of Finn's admirers opened up a register for us so we wouldn't have to wait. :-D

Just as we were leaving, a puppy class emptied out, so Finn got to sniff a bunch of wiggly puppies. Usually he is a bit wary of puppy antics but all of these guys were well behaved, just very licky and waggy.

Finn's loot from the store.

Notice the ball already has a hole, it lasted 5 minutes.

Who could resist those eyes and that nose?

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