Ok, so today I took Mabel into town with me as I only needed to go to P@H and thought it'd do her good to have a trip on the bus. To get to P@H, you have to walk past our local independent pet shop which has been around forever. I felt a bit guilty for buying from P@H when I could get what I needed from our local shop, so I decided to support a local business instead. I walked in and I was picking up what I needed (just some Carefresh for my Hamster & Gerbil) which was a struggle in itself, the bags are rectangular and quite hard to carry, especially when I had Mabel's lead in one hand anyway. The woman who owns the pet shop then came walking towards me with a huge 15kg bag of dog food, and before I could move out of her way or without giving me chance to move out of her way, (the shop is really narrow, you can only fit one person down each aisle) she just dropped the sack on the floor - right in Mabel's face - it went with a right bang and of course, Mabel absolutely crapped herself - she was trying to back out of her collar and drag me out of the shop and just rearing up and having a mad panic. I managed to sort of grab hold of her to stop her from jumping around and then tried to just walk away down the aisle to get her away, but the woman was stood right in the way and just said "ahh, the poor love - she's frightened! She needs more socialising" :incazzato: :incazzato: :incazzato: :incazzato: :incazzato: Seriously?! I really wanted to have a go at her - my puppy is socialised perfectly well, but having a 15kg bag of food chucked in her face funnily enough is something I forgot to prepare her for! I know the bag must have been heavy, but if she'd have just stepped to the side slightly or asked me to move (she'd already walked past me once a few moments earlier) then I would have done, or she could simply have waited until I had moved, I was only picking a couple of packs of substrate up and then i'd have been out of the way, it was obvious I was gonna move cos I had no hands free to pick anything else up! And as if that wasn't bad enough, she then shoved my 2 packs of Carefresh into a tiny thin carrier bag - I hadn't even lifted it off the counter before it snapped So much for supporting our local businesses! Off to P@H in future!