Churry and I needed to make a quick Wal-Mart run tonight. I only needed about 5 items to finish out our weekly meal plan so it was supposed to be a very routine stop for her, one we've done hundreds of times. It turned out to be quite a training opportunity! First of all, some guy thought he'd be really funny and try to call Churry to him by whistling. Hopefully, he felt silly when Churry did not acknowledge him in the slightest even after 3 or 4 whistles. Why would somebody think to do that?
Then, for some reason, there were tidbits of food EVERYWHERE! The Sunday samples must have either tasted bad or were messy. But, the floor really needed cleaned. Luckily, Churry didn't try to do it for them.
Then, a little girl kept walking by and tapping on her. She was really young and wasn't speaking English, so I decided to just ignore the situation and allow it to be an added challenge for Churry. I wish I could have communicated with her because you could tell she was really genuinely just interested and curious. Churry did really well at ignoring her!
Then, to top off the trip, while we were very patiently waiting in the 10 people deep line with our 5 items, somebody in the next aisle was apparently purchasing squeaky toys. And felt the need to test them out the ENTIRE time we were in line. Now, I would have found that annoying in general, but when it puts my dog on super alert, it gets really annoying. I was very proud of her, though. She maintained her position beside me perfectly even though she was VERY interested in the sounds coming from that direction. WOW, who knew a routine trip to Wal-Mart could turn out to be such an opportunity for testing our skills! One would have thought I had set up a test for her prior to going into the store.