I love the mall - and the mall between home and work as a pet store in it. I can't help but stop in to see them, even knowing I'm gonna walk away all upset.
It kills me to see a little pooch encased in glass. I can't scratch him behind the ears, I just try to stick my finger in the tiny air holes hoping he can smell my compassion. It's totally depressing to me.
I think I'm gonna be depressed the rest of the day. Why am I so addicted to walking in the store? I never buy a thing. I just go from one small glass window to the next trying to love on them.
I'm guilty of the same thing...your not alone. Had a friend of mine call the other day telling me about their day visiting Amish country....went onto say , they have a puppy store there, they had all these different mixed puppies in cages and they were so cute. Wanted to go down there and take them all in the night!
I know exactly how you feel. Thankfully we don't have a pet store here..well, I mean it would be nice to not have to drive two hours just to get pet supplies, but I know I'd be doing the same thing as you.....when I was young before I knew anything about puppy mills etc. I would go to these places and it would still break my heart to see them all caged up with no home. :( Now it breaks my heart even more. Can't say why I do it.....almost like some sort of self enduced torture....
On one of my visits to that petstore, I was loving on these little lab pups, this lady walks up and said "Oh, aren't they the cutest pups you've ever seen?" And of course I go straight into bitch mode: "Well, if you think unhealthy looking, bloodshot eyes, and tons of ear mites are cute, they top the chart."
I didn't look at her to see her face, she just walked away. They barely looked like lab pups - They are just so overbread they bred the lab right out of them. I see it with a lot of breeds they carry there.
We have Designer Dogs trying to make their way into a breed... so I'm gonna start a new breed name called "Disaster Dogs".
I know how ya feel. We dont have a pet shop that sells dogs or cats around here but they sell everything eals and im always going in there looking playing with them the people who work there probly think im nuts because im in there for at least a hour playing with what ever animal i find that day (once i held a bald gunnie pig for over a hour) then i leave all upset and go back the next week and do it all over agin. My husband has not let me in a few months though.
Ill also go to the pound just to play with the dogs and cats i know i cant get one (i have 2 dogs and a cat) but i stil feel the need to play with them