Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Attention Wal-Mart shoppers"


For the most part, Corey and I avoid Wal-Mart like the plague. There are lots of reasons we dislike the place, so I don't need to list them all here. Well, apparently Chip does not share in our distain for the place.

There are times when we need this or that and against our better judgement, we find ourselves in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Such was the case a few days ago when we stopped by to get labels to print for our maple syrup jars. This particular Wal-Mart happened to be in Champaign, on our drive home from my parent's house. The parking lot was packed, so we parked in the back. When Corey jumped out, Chip squeezed out the door and took off. He had been quite scared while driving and I think he just freaked. Corey chased after him but there was no way to keep up. Chip was weaving around and under all of the parked cars. He was running around like a maniac. I had to stay by the car as Lily was still strapped inside, but Corey was running among the parked cars, trying to locate him. At one point Corey came around the corner with his hands in the air, he couldn't find him and had practically given up. Just then a guy across the way yelled "That dog went into Wal-Mart!". Sure enough, he'd gone inside. Maybe he had MilkBones on his mind, or a T-bone steak. We weren't sure. Corey found him at the check-out counter where the cashier was reading his tag. She let go when she realized Corey was looking for him, only to have Chip dash away again. Great! Corey did finally catch up with him. Good grief. Luckily it all ended well and he made it safely back to the car. It is actually lucky that he did run inside as I don't think we would have ever caught up with him if he'd kept running.

5 comments:

cpainton said...

He looks so innocent in the picture! I have to give Harley tranquilizers when we travel because she gets so worked up she gets sick :/
This is a great story that I am sure will be told for years to come :)

Butts said...

That is hilarious. It reminds me of one of our favorite movies "Because of Winn Dixie". The dog "Winn Dixie" runs into a grocery store! Glad you found little Chipper!

camiandseth said...

That is a great picture of Chip!

Nanny said...

Oh no! next thing you know Chip will be sniffing his way to McDonalds. Then who knows he might start sneeking out late at night to go to the bar and strip clubs.

Corey said...

I'm not too worried about the strip club. As punishment, he was neutered the following day.