As Lola’s style guide, I attempted to teach her about online shopping. But rather than being the easy exercise I anticipated, the whole event turned into a nightmare, which by the end of it, had me pulling the hair out of my “send button” paw!
It started off OK. I went online to the www.rachaelhale.com shop to show Lola the choice of gorgeous Dog Collars and the Swarovski Dog Collar Crystal Charms and she was yelping with excitement as she made her choice.
Now there is an old proverb, “do not give a dog a fish, teach him how to fish”. So being the wonderful (and humble) mentor that I am, I suggested that Lola learn how to online shop for herself.
What a bad dog idea that was!!!!
Firstly, Lola is a bulldog, and I am not being rude when I say, she is a big girl, and a big girl who has BIG paws. So, when it came to pushing the “place in your shopping cart” button, Lola placed the entire range of Rachael Hale® Gifts and the complete set of Rachael Hale® Girls Clothing in her basket.
Lola was having a wonderful time and she was yapping away to herself as she shopped online.
But, when her purchases did not emerge from the computer instantly, Lola got grumpy, stomped her paws on the keyboard and began barking at the screen.
I realised then, I had forgotten to explain to Lola that the computer was not like the microwave, which when you pressed the button, the door opened and immediately produced something to eat.
Raven, that cat of superior status, had watched my attempts to teach Lola how to shop online and he was sniggering to himself as I rushed to the computer to drag Lola off it.
Ugh…..little puppies seem to have so much to learn!!