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We got a pizza last night and I went into my pockets to get out the $20 and pulled out doggy cleanup bags, dog treats and a clicker. As I'm dumping this stuff on the counter to try to find the twenty (it was in the pocket of the fleece coat I was wearing underneath my coat), the cashier looks at me and says, "So . . . you gotta dog?"

How could you tell? :redface:
 

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Last time I went to the hairdresser, I took off my coat and heard someone say "Well, she definitely has pets." I looked down at the copious amount of dog hair covering my shirt and pants. Somehow, it hadn't seemed all that bad when I left the house.
 

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LOL well, I just bought a new truck recently, and after allowing my last also newer truck to go to hell (dog hair all over, pee stains on the backseat from Thumper, muddy/dirty paw prints all over, and also Thumper chewed up the seat belts in the back), I have been pretty adament about keeping the new one clean inside and out, but I have leather seats now and I worry about the dogs clawing it up and scratching it.. anyway, so the entire back seat of the truck folds up, and when i'm carting the dogs around, as we travel out of town frequently or go to dog parks, etc, I fold the seats up andcover the ENTIRE back floor, bottom of the back seat, back of the front seats, middle console, etc of the cab with sheets and then I have two dog beds on each side behind the front seats,water bowl, bones and toys scattered over the floor. lol.. anyway so I'm at the carwash and I have all 4 doors wide open as I was vacuuming after a long road trip, entire backseat looking as if it had been converted into a large kennel fit for two dogs, the attendant at the car wash gave me a funny look at asked "So.. how many dogs do you have?" or something to that effect lol. I didn't think it looked strange at all, I'm used to it, but I need not say that I upgraded to a bigger 4 door supercab pickup specifically so my dogs have more room in the back.. lol, I admit that probably sounds a bit crazy, but since we do a lot of driving with the dogs travelling with us I want them to be comfortable :)
 

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My worst moment: Ran in to a liquior store to buy a bottle of wine. Came to the front of the store and saw people lined up at the front window obviously staring at something. They were all staring at my 4 dogs sitting in the front seat of my car, almost face-planted against the windshield. Small car. Large bullybreed dogs. And in that moment, I WAS the crazy dog lady.
 

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We used to travel from Calgary to Edmonton (three hours) and back to compete in scent hurdle. Usually 2 teams so at least 8 dogs, plus handlers. Anyway often it ended up we'd take one or two vans, and people would bring their extra dogs if nobody was at home to let them out. Not unusual to have 8 or so dogs in one minivan, some crated, some not, and we'd stop halfway for dinner on the way home. One time both dog vans were parked with a space between them and a car pulled up. One lady got out, noticed a dog, then another, then another, you could see her counting, but what was funny was the lady on the other side was doing the same thing with the other van, since the loose dogs had hopped up on the seats and not one dog was barking, they were all quite content.....
 

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I was the cause of a crazy dog lady moment once. When Puck was a puppy were were taking him somewhere and had to stop for gas, since he was young I went and took him to some grass to potty while my BF filled up the car. On our way back to the car, the cashier sees us, runs for behind the counter and out the door so she could come pet and love on Puck. She was like, "Oh I just love puppies!", really I couldn't tell :crazy:.
 

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Kind of similar, I was in a store and went to take money out of my pockets at the register and dumped a bunch of dog treats out. Haha
 

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I used to carry cheerios in my coat pockets for Kit. I'd reach into the pocket for my keys and a few cheerios would fall out. People would say "got a toddler?"
 

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We got a pizza last night and I went into my pockets to get out the $20 and pulled out doggy cleanup bags, dog treats and a clicker. As I'm dumping this stuff on the counter to try to find the twenty (it was in the pocket of the fleece coat I was wearing underneath my coat), the cashier looks at me and says, "So . . . you gotta dog?"

How could you tell? :redface:
LOL - I know the feeling. Same thing happens to me just about every Monday when I am going through the security metal detector at work.
Typically bag o' treats & poopie bags (thankfully unused).

One time I forgot to take her training collar out of my coat pocket as well as p-bags, treats and a couple of beer caps...the guard gave me a look like I was a total nutcase. I just said "don't ask".
 

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Every minute of my life is a crazy dog lady incident.
LOL Ditto!

Last winter my mom and I were on our way to a sled dog race when we stopped at a gas station somewhere along the way. I got out of the van, opened the back door to check on the dogs and they started barking because of the people walking around.

Just imagine being at a gas station and hearing 8 dogs randomly start barking....yeah, we got a lot of funny stares. lol
 

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Yeah, one time after a rock climbing adventure (I take the dogs) we stopped at a fast food place. It was average temp outside so I felt it was safe to leave the dogs in the car esp since they would just sleep anyway after our hike up and down the mountain. I made sure we parked in a shady spot and made sure that it wasn't going to get too hot in the car. After going to the SPCA legal class I am paranoid about keeping them in the car. Not because it might get too hot (because I would never leave them in there if it was too hot) but because people here can break in and take your dog out if they think its necessary so save said dog. I also don't like leaving the window cracked because I am afraid someone will steal Miko. Also leaving windows cracked doesn't actually make much of a difference, we did a study in the SPCA class that showed it really makes no temp difference if the windows are cracked.

Anywho some rent a cops come in and ask whos dogs are in the car, then they ream me for not having my windows cracked. I walk up to the car stick my hand in the door to feel if its hot and its the same temp as outside. When I walked up both dogs were quietly asleep on the seats of the car not distressed in the least and not panting, I about yelled at the cop because he was some idiot that didn't have a clue. Once he realized I knew more about animal laws then he did he just said "well keep the windows cracked" and left it at that. I felt like a crazy dog lady because I knew my rights and because I had to explain them to someone who should already know them.
 

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This^
My roommate started telling people that the only way to get me talking is to bring up the topic of their dogs/dogs in general. It's true...
Yeah, you start by talking to my dog and I'll talk your ear off. Ask me about anything else, and I'm just too shy IRL.
 

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LOL Ditto!

Last winter my mom and I were on our way to a sled dog race when we stopped at a gas station somewhere along the way. I got out of the van, opened the back door to check on the dogs and they started barking because of the people walking around.

Just imagine being at a gas station and hearing 8 dogs randomly start barking....yeah, we got a lot of funny stares. lol
Yea I was driving home from canicrossing at a nearby state park with all 3 dogs in the car and stopped at a drive-through. The person at the window only saw Squash at first and said something that progressed along the lines of "Oh, you have a dog... Oh! There's another one... Oh! They're all over in there!" WHY DO YOU THINK I'M BUYING SO MANY CHEESEBURGERS. :p
 

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I'm the only one at work with pictures of my dog on my locker instead of family members. :p and I've always got dog hair on some article of clothing.
 

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I've made it into the truck, all the way to town and almost to the grocery store checkout before I realized I still had a treat pouch clipped to my hip :p

I've also had the experience of going to pay for something and dropping treats out on the counter to dig for my wallet....I think the treat pouch made me look a little crazier lol.
 

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lol everytime we are are in the car... my 5 dogs comes with me every day and they ride loose in the back of the car, at traffic lights there are always people staring and counting..or shaking the other passangers shoulders and pointing, sometime we have people motion us to roll down the window and they start asking all kinds of questions about the dogs. its worse when we go hiking and my moms dogs are along too..thats 7 dogs in the back of the car lol. and I am always the crazy dog lady on walks..I walk all my dogs together, people always stop and stare or ask "are they all yours??!!" "are you a dogwalker?" or they talk abut how much they with their dogs behaved that well lol
 

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I've made it into the truck, all the way to town and almost to the grocery store checkout before I realized I still had a treat pouch clipped to my hip :p
This!

MissBugs, I watch a friend's male chocolate lab occasionally, and he's Kit's BFF. If I load them in the back of the car together for a hike, Kit will hump him. It happened at a traffic light one time, and the whole car was shaking. Other drivers were pointing and laughing.
 
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