No I didn't sleep on the couch last night or forget an anniversary or anything. Don't worry. I'm just talking about pets this time around. Specifically pooches. Yep, I am most definitely a dog person. Had 2 growing up (both were shih-tzus) and loved em like mad. The first one (Buttons was his name) was real old when I was real young so I don't remember him being much more than a fuzzy mop sitting on the floor. But after he was gone (I think I was in like 2nd or 3rd grade) we got a new dog. My mom had gone to the local animal shelter and found a real young shih-tzu someone had abandoned in the snow. I have no clue how any human being can ever do something like that to another living creature. Especially a real cute little white and black fuzzball. Despite my suggestion of FuManchu, my family decided to call this new dog "Muffin." Sigh. And to make matters worse, they got him groomed and put a cute little blue bow in his hair. How emasculating.
Even though I always wanted a golden retriever and a husky (just fun, big dogs to run around or wrestle with), Muffin more than made up for his little size with an insane amount of energy. We definitely did wrestle, though I hadda be really careful not to roll over on him. And I've never seen a more gentle dog when meeting kids. He was a real excitable dog, barking and jumping 3 or 4 feet straight up everytime the doorbell rang or somebody new approached him. He was just so excited. But whenever I took him for a walk and little kids came over to pet him, he'd just sit there completely still with his tail racing 500 miles a minute, as they pet him gently. It was as if he knew he might scare or hurt them. He also always could tell when I was sick, curling up at the foot of my bed in some sort of protective pose I gather. My favorite memories of him involve socks. He loooved to play fetch, usually with his favorite toy bone or a tennis ball. Except he wouldn't let go of the damn ball when he finally brought it back to you. Nope. Instead you hadda wrestle the thing out of his mouth and then throw it. So anytime anyone took off their socks (or my mom had the laundry out), he'd grab one in his mouth and run. Heh.
Yeah, dogs rule. Next time I'll tell you all about the true evilness of cats and how I armed myself with a supersoaker water pistol to fend one off on a daily basis. True story.
Anyways, as promised to my friend Tish, here are a bunch of pet-related coupons:
10% off your order at 1800PetMeds.com
Plus, get Free Shipping on orders over $39.
Use coupon code ULTIMATECOUPONS.
This coupon is instead of quantity discounts.
Valid through: September 1, 2007
$15 off an order of $75 or more at Petco.com
Use this link to activate the coupon or use promotion code PETCOEA.
Valid through: August 16, 2007
Valid online only. Excludes dog food, cat food, cat litter, live aquatics, purchases of out-of-stock items, donations, gift certificates and gift cards; merchandise purchases through Bottomless Bowl & More subscriptions; shipping and applicable taxes. Additional exclusions may apply and will be noted on the product detail page. One use per customer only.
12% off your order at PetFoodDirect.com
Use discount code PER35 or PER34 or PER27.
$10 off a $50 purchase at PETsMART.com
Use coupon code NEXTTEN.
Minimum purchase must include at least $50 of pet supplies. Discount does not apply to gift cards or backordered items. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Limit one per customer. Valid in the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada.