Who said anything about a pick axe and a saucepan?

Hubby had to collect his new distant vision glasses today and the plan was to do some shopping afterwards, which included a new shoe rack, Maggie’s boots and the master phone socket for the wall.

The glasses are great, and our first stop for the boots was a no go. They sold them in singles, but only had the one type and one size, which as it turned out was way too small for Maggie anyway. The design wasn’t exactly what we had in mind and the guy admitted they were really intended for a wounded paw rather than walking any distance outside.

Our next stop for a shoe rack was also a no-go as was our search for a master socket, but I did manage to get a rather nice saucepan. Yeah, not exactly on the list, but we’d noticed our non stick one was wearing thin on the inside and was also marking the ceramic hob.

We went to an electrical outlet to find they only sold the extension phone sockets, not the master, so we had to goto a DIY store and paid twice as much as we’d intended. However, they did have a pick axe for a fiver, and seeing as our ground is so hard here, it went in the shopping trolley.

We found a shoe rack in a houseware store which was identical in style to the one we had but more robust. That was also only a fiver, so we were well pleased. We asked if they sold dog boottees, and although their reply was no, they did tell us of a pet warehouse about half a mile down the road that may have them.
We found it with no problem and went inside.
Everything smelt new and clean as they’ve recently changed location, and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. We retrieved Maggie from the car and took her in for a fitting.
She was not impressed, but let the nice lady slip the boottee on her foot and we let her walk around a bit. We then collared the other front foot and put one on that too.
Bless her, it was like she was trying to ice skate as her feet were going in all directions and we had another two to fit yet!
We got all four on, and she wasn’t too happy, but the more we walked and encouraged her, the more relaxed she became and within five minutes was walking normally, so we left them on, paid for them (ouch, but worth it to protect her from this foot rot infection) buying her a nice dried venison sausage for being a good girl, and walked out to the car.

Normal shopping next getting everything on the list plus two personal alarms for when we go out at night as they were on special offer, so another fiver.
All in all, not a bad day as we got what we’d intended plus a few extras at a reasonable cost.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Who said anything about a pick axe and a saucepan?

  1. SarahC says:

    always fun to stop by and ‘shop’ virtually 😛

  2. blindzanygirl says:

    Aww. I didn’t know Maggie needed boots. What is the foot rot? Poor Maggie. Sounds like it’s been a fairly good day though!

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