Daisy’s Delightful Day

Daisy had a great day hanging out with me this afternoon!  We started off by heading out to Tractor Supply. The closest one to us is about 30 minutes away. I had seen something called rubber horse stall mats. I thought it might be nice to have in the back of the SUV. Even though I have *tried* to cover everything I was thinking a solid surface would be good for cleanup and such. Well, when I saw it in person I did like it, but it was too heavy and would be near impossible for me to cut to size. So, instead, Daisy helped me pick out a new toy that she thought Riley might not destroy in 32 seconds. He seems to not love rope toys…so we bought one! Not loving=lasting longer. Daisy also thoroughly inspected the rest of the pet section, some of the horse supplies, and much of the gardening section. She was highly disappointed that this store didn’t have dog treats for her at the check out desk.


Next, we stopped at Lowes. It was her first trip there ever! Did you know many Lowes have chosen to be dog friendly? Before we could even get in the store some lady had pulled up in her car to talk to us. It still amazes me how many people don’t know about coonhounds! Daisy walked around generally looking a bit bored with the whole thing while I shopped. I might have taken a while carefully reading over the qualities of different grass seed. My yard has such differences in sun vs shade that one seed isn’t enough for winter preparation. Since many people don’t know Lowes is dog friendly, the other customers were pretty surprised to see a big dog walking around.

The final joy for Daisy was a treat she almost never ever gets…human food! I bought and let her have about half of a Wendy’s Frosty. I had stopped in a park down the road from me to share it with her and the squirrels were going nuts so we also had some spontaneous squirrel hunting time. She came home very happy and tired from her afternoon out with me!

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  1. We visit Tractor Supply, Big R and Bass Pro because they’re dog friendly. I’ll have to check and see if either of the Lowe’s near us are dog friendly, too!
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  2. Sounds like Daisy was good company while you did all your errands.

    I thought Lowes was pet friendly because I often saw dogs in it. But suddenly I started seeing big signs on the front door saying that only service dogs were allowed. I wonder if something happened?
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    • Could have Pam, as far as I understand each Lowes (or maybe district?) gets to decide for themselves. I know other folks who live where they are not pet friendly.

  3. A delightful day indeed! Shoppin and squirrel chasin. Doesn’t get any better than that! 😀

    Waggin at ya,

  4. What a lucky girl to get half of a Frosty!!!! Daisy would love NYC since almost every store in my neighborhood has dog treats and loves 4 legged visitors. Since there are very few full Coonhounds in our neck of the woods, she would be quite the 4 legged celebrity, of that I’m certain.
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  5. That was a very nice day!
    She seemed really happy with the day. I also love spending my afternoon with my dog Shiva. We love afternoons so much, (that’s the only moment I have time for my dog)
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