I had an adventure yesterday! She was inside writing at her pc, and the other she (Bonny) was sleeping at her feet, so I upped tail and craftily escaped from the garden, unnoticed. Inspired by my success so far I went further than ever before. They (she and she) did not notice I had gone for ages. So I made my way into Margaret (the CAT”s!) garden, squeezed under her fence and trotted down Victory Road instead of up it and into Osmaston Park as I usually do. What an adventure! Of course, I am a sensible little Scottie who knows cars are dangerous (thankfully) and kept to the pavement and one side of the road.
And then I discovered the Total Hire shop (on Victory Road, Derby) and as the doors were open and it looked a friendly sort of place to be, I skipped right in. Just like that. Mystery Shopper number one! The Manageress, Mel, was the first to notice my presence and she organised things straight away. While the staff (Chris, Peter and Wendy to name a few) made me welcome she fetched a bowl of water and even gave me a biscuit. What a welcome for a Scottie. I was home, let me tell you.
While Chris was sent up to the corner shop for provisions and to see if he could find my owner (did I need finding ?- Biscuits, fuss and no Bonny – man, I was HOME!) Wendy phoned the dog rescue squad, I was given lots of snoodles and coodles and trotted around importantly, inspecting things and or course, supervising as required.
Meanwhile, my human who had noticed my absence, searched the park and met up with Claudia (and Dali and Marne, my Shitzoo friends) and they bumped into Chris who rightly, asked her if she was “missing one of those” (pointing at Bonny). Here is the thing, mum and Claudia (who were a little hot and bothered by now) had almost, almost, decided to turn back for home “as I couldn’t possibly have gone this far” (he he he) but Chris’s intervention saved the day.
Boy was she glad to see me. Boy didn’t I just look settled right in? So settled was I that I forgot to be glad to see her, and (traitorous little man I am) did the “Who is she?” look. Everything is cool now. Wendy phoned the Dog Warden and told her it was ok, Mum put me on a lead and I have now remembered it is not safe for a Scottie (or any other dog come to think of it) to go a wandering.
So that is how I became a Mystery Shopper and we would like to send a big round and happy THANK YOU to Mel, Chris, Wendy, Peter and all the staff at TOTAL HIRE, on Victory Road.
THANK YOU GUYS, YOU ARE TRULY GREAT!!!!
Here is a link to their wwwebsite so you can see their pics. We seem to have problem loading images from camera at mo.