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The Tale of the Fastidious Feline Fancier

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We house foster cats in the store throughout the year. In the beginning, we had room for the double-size cat condo to sit in our windows. One day, one of our kittens was in the condo and had just awoken from a nap while a lady was trying to pet it. It went to use the litter box, covered up and then hopped out of the cage. At that time, the lady dug her hand into the litter box, scooped up a No. 1 and No. 2 and proceeded to yell at me that the cat should not live in that kind of condition. She took it outside, somewhere, in her bare hand. Haven’t seen her again. – Eric Mack, Purrrfect Bark Market, Columbus, NC


 This article originally appeared in the April 2018 edition of PETS+.

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A Rental, Complete With Pets

A lot more than furniture was included.

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true story: I am renting to own a house from a friend and not only did it come with some furniture but also a cockatoo, two cats and some koi! Talk about instapot — no instapets — to go along with my five dogs and one cat! — Christine Dixon, Wiggle and Walks Pet Care, Charlotte, NC

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True Tales: A Fine Excuse for Being Absent

Excuse, excuse…

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We sent out a customer email in February and received this funny out-of-office auto-reply: “I have the flu, and I did get a shot in September. I’m wiped out. Will get back to you when able.” — Tom Jeffrey, Dinky Dog Club, Charleston, SC

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Groomer Manipulates Laws of Science

At least that’s what the customer thinks.

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A lady wanted us to redo her dog’s haircut because she was convinced that the new style she requested was causing static electricity when she put on and removed her dog’s sweaters. I told her as sweetly as possible that while I did think my groomers were amazing, manipulating the laws of science was beyond their realm of scope! — Maggie Victory, The Whole Pet, Fort Smith, AR 

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