Customer: “Do you have anything that can prevent a dog from shedding?”

Me: “Yes, we have brushes and combs for —”

Customer: “No, I mean something to stop them from shedding altogether?”

Me: (confused) “Uhm. No. We don’t.”

Customer: “So, there’s not, like, a pill or something that could make a dog not shed?”

Me: “No, it’s natural for animals to shed hair. They have to —”

Customer: “So, if I went to the vet, I couldn’t get, like, a shot or something that will make them stop shedding?”

Me: “No, animals have to shed. They lose hair because —”

Customer: “So, if I invented something that would make a dog never shed, I’d be, like, rich.”

Me: “Uhmm ... I don’t think that’s a good idea.”

Customer: “But what if I did? Then I’d be rich!”

Me: (giving up) “Yup, I guess so.”

Customer: (to his girlfriend) “Hey, babe! If I invented a shot that could make it so dogs never shed, I’d be rich!”


This article originally appeared in the Jan-Feb 2017 edition of PETS+.