Dear Pet Store That I Adore,
The other day when we came to pick up Bessie
you were wonderfully informative. The kids were overjoyed when you let them hold the kittens waiting for adoption, they were jubilant at the thought that you might let them play with the ferrets and the chinchillas (until I said no) and they had a wonderful time picking out food and playthings for their new hamster.
I have a 'bone' to pick with you though. Why must you have bins filled to the brim with dog treats next to the cash register? And why must they look like real cookies? My daughter happens to be a dog treat connoisseur having visited your store numerous times now. While you may find it helpful telling my 5 year old that they taste great and you treat yourself from time to time on these cookies it does not help my case against this. It is two-fold my dear store...I like her to eat people food and I do not want her helping herself in a store---that is stealing. Now I know that you indulge the sweet pooches that come in off the street, and I'll even concede that she looked a bit puppy-ish that day with her windblown hair and dirt stains on her knees, but we have to work together!
You may think I am overreacting a bit, but when you have another child who licks the side of cars, a cat who eats carpet, and yet another cat who licks walls it adds up to me having my hands full already. Please put doors on these bins...and maybe a sign that says "For Dog Consumption Only". (Even if you enjoy them yourself.) I would so appreciate it.
Ever your loyal fan,