Friends Don’t Let Friends Get Drunk And

Buy puppies.

Who knew drunken puppy purchases were such a problem?  It’s not the drinking done by underage canines (unless Marko’s newest additions get into his stash).  Nope.  Apparently in Greenwich Village inebriated people become overwhelmed by the cuteness and buy puppies.

The adorable sight of furry faces in the window and the effects of alcohol can be a bad combination, Moritz said.

Dogs and alcohol don’t mix, I guess.

Four-years ago on St. Patrick’s Day, a couple came into the store and spent $3,500 on an English Bull Dog and a Miniature Pinscher. The morning after, the couple returned to the store, apologized to Jacoby, and gave the dogs back.

Um.  So they head out for happy hour and enjoy some discounted booze only to spend thirty-five hundred dollars on a pair of pooches!  Anyone that knows me would tell you that I have a soft spot for all things cute fluffy.  There’s 50 pounds of feline at my house, for example.  I want to take them all home and love them and cuddle them and give them silly names*. But to just drop thirty five hundred dollars on a pair of excrement machines on a drunken flight of fancy.  I’ve bought cars for less than that!  Cars that ran even!  I don’t know what they put in the drinks in Greenwich Village, but it must be some pretty powerful stuff.

*The most recent feline to join the household has an ever evolving name.  It started as Chance.  It is currently Chancellor Edward Pantsington III Esquire.  There may have been alcohol involved.

6 thoughts on “Friends Don’t Let Friends Get Drunk And”

  1. impulse pet purchases are normal – heck, the amount of kids dragging their parents to stores at the beach specifically for hermit crabs is astounding – but that’s beyond ridiculous. hell, how do they have that kind of disposable cash?

  2. Um… people with WAY too much money and extra time on their hands… and left wing liberals to boot! Surprised they didn’t try to make a profit on the sell back…

  3. What can I say? ALL of my furkids, three feline and one canine, are from the streets. I’m pretty sure that, even having imbibed, I would be hard-pressed to spend $$$ on untried critters. Give me $ or zero$ pets any day! (But not now, please — the inn is FULL! 🙂 )

  4. My wife is not allowed to go to the pet store, even for food or litter, unaccompanied. There are always a few fluffy animals of various species and ages on display with forms readily available to initiate adoption proceedings.

    I’m not all that much better, but since I pay the vet/food bills, my natural miserly nature kicks in and usually saves the day.

  5. Heck, I don’t have to go looking for furry animals, they seem to follow me home no problem at all and I wasn’t even drunk (neither was the cat – I think..)

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