Then right next to the check out desk are the birds. Jack loves those dang birds. If you stand there long enough one of them will jump right on your shoulder and take a nap. Some are more friendly than others. One time, there was
one sleeping and he was so precious all curled up under his wing, I just wanted to sit and pet him. But each time I touched him he'd shoot me a look of disgust at my horrible manners, then take 3 side steps down the rod and go back to sleep.
In the back are all the puppies primed and ready to go. They are your classic "doggie in the
window" puppies that stare at you with big eyes and press their paws up against the glass in hopes to make human contact. We always choose one to get out and play with. Usually a shitzu or a lhasa apso because they are so bouncy and playful- and Jack LOVES being chased by them. He'll run up and down the isles with a little popcorn ball bounding after him, then stop so it can chew on his shoe for a minute.
Starting the new year they usually have a well stocked case of bunnies. These fella's are shaggy, lion-haired rabbits with the droopiest ears and the twitchiest noses- it takes everything in me not to buy one.
But then I remember, I can just come back tomorrow and play with it. Without cleaning up it's poop. :)