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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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Groomer Manipulates Laws of Science

At least it’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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This Lady Walked In Our Pet Store and Complained of Dog Allergy

But the signs say it all!

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WE ARE A pet supply store and a pet-friendly coffee shop. Our signage clearly states that. We even have a sign right on the door that says “Pets Welcome.” Our window displays are all dog-centric, so what we do is very obvious. We had a lady walk in one day. She started heading to the coffee shop side and saw two of our dogs just hanging out. She huffed, turned on her heels and said quite loudly as she started heading out, “Well! I’m allergic to dogs!” I don’t know where we sent a mixed message that there would be no dogs on premise, but apparently that is what she expected! — Wendy Megyese, Muttigans, Emerald Isle, NC

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True Tales: This Pet-Business Owner Declined the Role of a Lifetime

She offered a consolation prize to no avail.

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A LADY CALLED saying that she was in town to celebrate her husband’s major birthday. For his birthday, she wanted to hire a groomer for her husband because he was into “role playing.” Although my staff and I declined the invitation, I did give her a price to rent out my business after hours. I never heard back. — Leel Michelle, Bow Wow Beauty Shoppe, San Diego, CA

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