Change of plans

Friday, July 30, 2010

We are picking up Bert TONIGHT! We just couldn't wait :)

Me and Banana went to the pet store last night to pick up some things for Bert. In some crazy way, she was acting kind of quiet, like she had such fun playing with Bert and where did he go? (I tell myself this is what she is thinking so the worry-wart part of me doesn't think that she's sad that she won't be our only pup anymore!! Haha, moving on...!!)

As I was driving there and feeling so excited to pick out new things (a boy collar! what fun!), I passed Target, the mecca of pregnant women who also have a toddler in their cart, or families of 8 where the parents are 2 years older than me. And, with glee, I thought to myself, I am going to the pet store! Not Target!

And it dawned on me that I had never seen an obviously pregnant woman in the pet store in the many times I've gone there. Because really, who sends their pregnant wife to the pet store with their dog to pick up a 50lb bag of dog food or a new collar or some treats? Of course pregnant women love their pets, but I think they delegate that errand to their husbands. At least in my area they do.

So, add that revelation to the excitement I was already feeling for getting Bert and to the love in my heart when I look at Banana, and I practically floated into the pet store. Banana was sure to distract all the puppies from their training in the aisles, which she loved, but I know their owners did not appreciate!! Among all Bert's new things, I got them both new name tags and Banana an actual kong treat instead of those silly apples I'm always putting in there ;-)

And it was great that the total wasn't quite as much as I thought it'd be! And then I turned with Banana and our cart to head out the door, and guess who is walking in?

A PREGNANT LADY!!!

Hahahahahahaha :-D

13 comments:

Josey said...

LOLOLOL - you just can't get away from 'em!!

We have 2 dogs...it's definitely a handful. Do you have a fenced in yard?

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's funny! Haha, I always get mad when I see pregnant women at Lowe's - that should be a safe enough place to go, right? Except that they waddle in there to pick out paint colors...blerg!
I used the kong to help train Eddie when he was a puppy, so he wouldn't cry and howl when we left. I used to stick some of his kibble in there and then smear peanut butter in the end. It worked great :). I didn't even think of putting apples - what a great idea!
Sarah @callmemama.wordpress.com
(Blogger is acting weird with WV, so I have to leave this as anonymous)

One Who Understands said...

HAHAHA! Oh those pregnant ladies are everywhere!! So excited for this new addition to your family. What fun!

Praying for Hope said...

Have fun tonight!

Just Me...C said...

Yayyyyyyy! Go get that baby Bert! I can't wait for all of the cute pictures and stories that are sure to come!

Rach said...

Best wishes with little Bert!

Ugh, I know the pregnant woman feeling. I went grocery shopping last week and they were EVERYWHERE!

The Wife said...

I love shopping for the dogs!

the baby baker said...

haha, such is life, right?!

i'm so glad you're picking up bert tonight. i love him! he's so cute! can't wait to hear more about how he and banana form their relationship!

Toni said...

I'm so happy for you. Bert is adorable and I agree, I think Banana was missing her new friend. Hope your family has a fun first night together. And, hahahaha, that's what you get for thinking the pet store would be pregnant-lady free. They're everywhere.

Grace said...

Hope you're enjoying Bert...and i know what you mean bout pregnant women everywhere , I just used to say to myself, someday i will be like that :)

Katie said...

Congratulations on getting Bert sooner! I hope the transition home goes well.

Hillary said...

Yay! Have fun picking up Bert tonight and getting to know him this weekend :)

Ashley said...

Yay!! Enjoy loving Bert and Banana!