Friday, September 23, 2011

Dog boutiques in Chicago

I think we came pretty close to hitting all of the dog stores in the Chicago area.  I love to explore these neat shops, and I always hope to come home with a little something.

Here I am at Sam & Willy's.

Mom, what are you going to get me?
I got a monkey balloon animal like the purple elephant my Gammy and Gampy brought back for me from their trip to San Antonio.  Mom and dad gave it to me when we got home from vacation, and I destroyed it in about 10 minutes!  I'll post about that later.

Another good boutique is Barker & Meowsky.  Mom got me something here too, but I'm not sure what.  She'll have to tell you about that at the end of the post.  When I saw these cool bolster beds, I thought of you, Sid!

Here I am at Two-Bostons.  I got some treats here, but again, I haven't seen them yet!  I tell you though, something smelled pretty good in these bins.

Yes, there is still one more place to tell you about!  My new favorite!  Dog-a-holics!  I mean, just look at the bakery case!  And the picture below probably only shows about a forth of it!  Mom and dad got me 4 different kinds of grain-free and yummy yogurt bites.  I ate them immediately so I don't have any pictures, sorry.  Just as well though because they would probably make you drool even more.

Smells pretty good, but I think I can do better...
Now this is the stuff!  Nom, nom, nom...
...nom, nom, nom!  Get out of this bin and into my belly!
Daddy, can I please have one of those peanut butter basted braids?
Mom and dad were shocked at my behavior!  In all the times that I've been into a dog store, not once have I actually, um, "sampled" any of the merchandise.  So you now have some idea on either how hungry I was or how delectable that bone smelled (and tasted).  I know it broke their hearts not to get it for me.  Sucks having weak teeth!  Anyway, the yogurt bites helped to ease my pain...and I know they got me a little something else too that I can't wait to find out about!  And I can't wait to go back and use the awesome 15% off coupon we cool is it that there is a pug on the front!?!

***Christy here.  Payton did get a nice stash of goodies.  Besides the foodables and toys she mentioned we also got her a platypus Skinneeez, real Maine blueberry treats (isn't the packaging a riot?!?), Trail Mix, and two latex Hartz toys.

Ok, back to Payton.***

As you can see, I had a blast on my Chicago vacation, and I can't wait to go back for more adventures...and more yogurt bites at Dog-a-holics...and maybe a few more nibbles of that bone!  After all, we have a coupon!  Heehee!



Archie and Melissa said...

tee hee payton!
you are fabulous power shopper!
we wish we were there with you!
tee hee!
that bakery knew what it was doing!

that is not a display, that is a sampler tray!

a & m

Gracie the Agility Pug said...

What a haul! Loved your photos. I'm glad you got something for all your modeling.

Misiober said...

my pink girl loves shopping :) you got FANTASTIC stuff Payton, and I love "Daddy can I please" picture :) He coudln't say no :)

Noodles said...

Payton what an awesome shopping day! I love to shop with my Mommys. I always get a lot of ooooos and ahssssss because of my cuteness. I never once thought about sticking my head into a bin! I will have to employ that tactic next time I am at Biscuits-Give a Dog a Bone!
Love Noodles

Minnie and Mack said...

As been said before, what a HAUL!!!!!
You are such a lucky puggie. Love the look on your face as you were climbing up your daddy's leg.

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Maack said...

I'm so hungry now, Payton! All those treats looked so delicious. I think you were in the right trying to grab one of those braid treats - I mean, if they didn't want you to eat them, then why do they put them RIGHT AT MUZZLE LEVEL?!

Those new toys you got look like a lot of fun. I have a platypus toy, too! Those bolster beds looked amazing, too. If you happen to remember any of the brands, let me know and I'll bookmark their websites on my parents' computer.

Now get back to those new toys and treats!

-Love, Sid.

Suki said...

Hi Payton,

One word..."WOW!" What a score for you!


Southern Fried Pugs said...

Payton, you get the best loot!

We think a meet up in St. Louis is a great idea! Our mom will email your mom about it. We haven't nailed down all the details yet, but we're sure we can work out something.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Payton
It does look like you had a blast at the stores. I like to try to sample things but everything is sooooo high out of reach.
The photos are all awsome, we had so much fun looking at all of them. And I love all those toys you got.
I never had yogurt treats before, I think they would be the perfect thing.

Manda and Oisín x said...

Wow I'm glad you had so much fun in Chicago, my mummy can't get over how many doggie stores there are, but then again it is a really big place :P.
I also LOVE the coupon!


Tiffy said...

Payton dear, the stores want you to sample the goods. That's why they put them close to the ground - duh!

You sure made the most of you time in Chicago. And what a load of goodies you got. Enjoy them all!


Pee-s: Maybe, maybe, maybe I can talk Momma into taking me to one of the cool stores soon.

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Payton, Blogger ate my post!! Wow it looks like you had an amazing time! I can't believe how fantastic those doggy stores they all look incredible! I wouldn't have been able to control myself, I would have had my puggy butt deep in the buckets of treats eating my way through the whole thing! Ha,Ha! The doggy treat case looks so beautiful full of delicious goodies him,yum! I'm glad you have so much fun and that you had lots of goodies you need to tell me more about your adventures coz I'm drooling! Love and pHUGS Frank x x x x x