While George was at the vet having his teeth pulled, a wart removed and blood taken out of him,
we went about our business for the day … to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store, shopped at Liberty’s for some nice smelly oils! We did all this first as I was allowed in with no questions asked and walking on the leash. After those two things, Mummy had an appointment at the Blink Brow Spa at Selfridges and she knew I needed to be carried – in one way or other.
As soon as we entered Selfridges, the security guards said to Mummy, “The dog must be carried.”
Yup, we already know that. We’ve done this before a few times.
Mummy lifted me up to walk through the store – getting lots of smiles along the way.But out of sight of the security guards, whenever we stopped at a counter to look for things, Mummy always asked if I could be out down and they never had any problems with that.Mummy was buying lovely scented creams and bath oils which she would be in much need of later in the day when she will be aching from carrying me around for a couple of hours! LOL!The sales lady at Aesop even suggested something for me but Mummy said she had enough to carry – me and all her scents – she said – next time.We had time to kill before her appointment and went to Dolly’s Cafe inside Selfridges for lunch. And as before, Mummy knew I needed to be in a bag.
So out came “old faithful” – a grass tote bag that Mummy bought when she was in Costa Rica – before she had dogs, but it had become so handy as it is very strong and can carry my weight.I’ve been to many places in this bag!But when Mummy was at the Blink Brow Spa, I had to stay inside the bag and wasn’t going anywhere!
But it served it’s purpose and we did everything we had to do in the day before going to collect George from the vet!
An we are very pleased to say George was not sick last night. Maybe, let’s hope, it was the teeth infection that caused all the sick. That would be an amazing result. We’ll have to see what the vet says in 9 days.
Mummy’s comment: Wonky shoulders at end of day! Darcy is not that heavy but walking around a department store with her in my arms or in a bag in my shoulder, 10kg can weigh you own!!!
I understand why Selfridges preferred for dogs to be carried – one, it limited the size of dogs. And if they can be carried, they are small and might be stepped on. Last, but not least, it’s really to prevent dogs having accidents in the store – and when carried, it is also less threatening to those who are wary of them. At least they allow us to bring them in and I got to do everything on my list without leaving any of them at home!
The other dog friendly department stores in London are Liberty’s of London, Fenwicks and of course the recently reinstated Peter Jones!