Forget the Dog Park, Take Them to the Mall!

I was at Fashion Island this past weekend, and do you want to know what the hot new accessory is?

Nope, not knee-high brown leather boots.

Nope, not Uggs.

The accessory (or for some people multiple accessories) are a bit more furry than even Uggs.

That’s right, dogs.

I saw almost as many dogs as children, it seemed. I realize that it is an outdoor mall, but why do people insist on bringing them there and taking them into the stores? Do the well-off owners of these pooches not have expanses of lawn for the dogs to romp?

The vast majority of dogs were immaculately groomed and probably cleaner than me, but still. I wondered what would happened if one of them pooped in a store. I almost sort of wanted to see what would happen. Would the owner pick it up? Do they all walk around with doggie bags tucked in their pockets? Or would they move on disdainfully, leaving the cleanup to the peons?

I know, I know, I ask way too many questions.

2 Comments so far

  1. Dave Share (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 3:53 pm

    I noticed that when I went there last summer. It’s the “it” place to be if you own a dog in the newport area apparently. My guess is that its all the people that liuve in apts but still insist on owning a dog. That’s the closest the poor pooches get to going outdoors.

  2. Evan (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 9:19 am

    I saw lots of purse dogs when I worked at Book Soup in SCP in 2004.

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