Where are MY Manolos?
In my lifetime I have attended approximately 1.4 million baby showers and spent about that same amount of money (and happily so) on other peoples’ babies. Okay, so maybe those numbers are a slight exaggeration—but let’s just say that I can ace the dreaded Diaper Game and can fashion a hat made of bows like a Martha Stewart apprentice.
And it was at a recent shower that I started to do the math in my head and started to think that I was sounding a LOT like Carrie in the “Sex in the City” episode (which should show my age) when she goes to a baby party and the parents insist that she take off her shoes. Her Manolo Blahniks (very expensive shoes) are stolen and the mother is unsympathetic in the extreme. Carrie is righteously indignant and goes to great lengths to explain how much money she has shelled out for her engagement parties, weddings, showers etc. Long story short (and it’s worth checking out the episode “A Woman’s Right to Shoes”) Carrie “registers” at the Manolo Blahnik store and the mother purchases replacement shoes in an act of contrition.
I’m never going to have children. When I was little, I only wanted to play with plush dogs/cat/rabbits/seals… Never dolls. I don’t look at babies and think they’re cute—but put a puppy in front of me and I swoon. My parents went from being worried that I would get pregnant to worried that I won’t. Well, the wait is over!
I’ve decided that I’m going to throw myself (or someone else could volunteer to throw it for me—since I’ve hosted QUITE a few over the years) a doggy shower. I never had my two furbabies when they were actually puppies, so now is as good a time as any. I’m going to register too! My wish list will include:
- Pet insurance for my two girls
- Gift cards at my favorite pet food stores
- Dog Treats from Stella and Chewys
- Credits towards flea medication
- Shampoo AND conditioner from Isle of Dogs
- a Sleepypod pet carrier (Hey, Mom and Dad!!! It’s the only crib I’ll ever need!!)
- An updated Pet Emergency Kit (one for the car and one for the home)
- Popware for Pets travel bowls
- Pee pads (Just like little kid bladders, my little kids have short “hold” times too!)
Just because I’m not having a skin kid doesn’t mean that my fur kids are not worthy of a little celebration– and at this shower the expecting mother (or existing mother) can at least have some champagne.
Do you have any dog care gear that you would add to the Registry? Tell us in the comments below.
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