Until now, I never...
Took a Purse Dog Shopping

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We dog-sat Murray, our friends’ very small and very adorable ‘schnoodle’, and ended up taking him everywhere we went.  He’s just so light and portable, it’s hard not too.  As Nadine and I were running around getting stuff for her new room, we brought Murray with us into every store.  At first I didn’t think we should.  We never could have brought our old half pit-pull dog Sadie into any of these stores, but Murray is more of a ‘purse dog’ and even though at first I hesitated and thought someone might say something to us, all anybody ever said was, “Oh my god he is SO CUTE!” and proceed to ooohh and aaahhh all over him.  Funny thing is that I don’t at all consider myself the ‘purse dog’ type, but I actually got such a thrill out of the reaction we got everywhere – he really made people so happy, and mushy, and cute – that I stopped explaining to people that he wasn’t ours and we were just dog-sitting, and pretended he was mine.