I trotted along Broadway, dodging feet wearing Prada, Manolo Blahnik, and Versace as I guided my human towards one of our favorite jewelry stores. A few blocks down, we stopped before the jewelry store’s window display and gazed longingly at the expensive pieces inside while my human pointed out some of her favorite necklaces and earrings.
Then I looked past the display and saw a man skulking through the crowded shop. My hackles rose, and a most improper growl escaped me. I could sense he was up to no good.
He kept his body turned as he snatched a gold bracelet and tucked it into a pocket. Nobody noticed…except for me, that is. After glancing around, the dastardly fiend sidled towards the door to make his escape.
As he exited, I darted over and blocked his path. My human tried to pull me away, but I held my ground, snarling and snapping. I made enough of a scene that the shopkeeper came over to see what the trouble was and, between the two of them, they forced me aside.
The nasty man tried to slip past, but I made one last lunge and snagged his pocket with my teeth. I dipped a paw in and dragged the bracelet out. Gasps rose from the shopkeeper and my human. The robber said a mean word and kicked at me, but I dodged and nipped his ankle out of principle.
He dashed off as the store owner retreated to the counter to call the police. I quivered on the end of the leash, straining to chase down the would-be thief, but he quickly ran out of sight.
Fortunately, my owner kept me from running off. The shopkeeper returned with a treat for me, and then put the bracelet around my neck and let my owner take a few pictures with her phone.
They did take it back though. I had the fleeting desire to dash off while still wearing it, but I don’t suppose it would be proper for me to foil a robbery, only to give in to the same temptation. Would it?
Any other fashion-conscious dogs out there? What stores do you love to shop at to keep yourself pretty? Are there any great products that deserve a bark?
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