Back On Mars


We are going shopping on Mars at it’s new location. Remember Mars?

I have mixed feelings, on one hand I get to spend time with Veronica and see Sabrina, on the other it might just be a little boring…and that’s an understatement.

You might recall the whole “Shopping circus”? (“Shopping on Mars”) Well let’s just say my impeccable patience better be rewarded.


Veronica has a problem, she cannot shop alone! I wonder why? Is she that insecure? Can’t she take any decision alone?

Today’s partner is CS. On the plus side I love her and it’s fun to have her around, on the downside it might increase the whole length of today’s shopping episode.

And don’t get me started on the whole “Do these two items match”?…”You should try that coat on again”…etc… it’s a never-ending story.


I’m very curious about this new location, supposedly it’s much larger.


We peek through the window. Nice display with the new “Kristensen du Nord” collection. Veronica loves that brand.


Wow, this is a large store, it’s beautiful, it looks very cool. And OMG all these clothes, bags and shoes.

Yes, I better brace myself, no express visit here, that’s a fact.


Sabrina is happy to see me, she’s loves dogs and I know I’m always welcome on Mars.

Have you noticed? We look great together. Our colours are a perfect match. I could be a fashion icon accessory.

“Felicia von der Andreashöhe, on the Runway modelling for ‘Kristensen du Nord’ “. As a matter of fact I don’t understand why I haven’t been contacted already?

I’ve said this before: I’m the BEST publicity dog ever!!


CS is taking pictures of the new store from every angle, she’s always taking pictures…all the time.

I think her secret dream is to be a photographer.


Look at all these shoes and bags. Oh I recognise these shoes, now where have I seen them before…hm….well yes, in Veronica’s closet! Ha ha…

She keeps on telling anyone who want’s to hear it, or not, that “Shoto” shoes are the only ones she can wear without pain and for any length of time.


Oh, oh, CS is not only taking pictures, I sense a disturbance in the force, something’s going on here.


I’m instructed to go to the rear of the store “Felicia stay here, and don’t bother the clients”. She doesn’t need to treat me like an immature puppy.

This is not my first rodeo!


From here I have a clear view of the store. What’s going on? Have I misunderstood today’s purpose? Is this CS’s shopping day?

I knew something was off. Now that puts this visit in a whole new perspective, CS shopping…I wonder?


Let’s not jump to any conclusions and give her the benefit of the doubt. She might even be efficient!

I take on my best “Shopping Felicia” attitude, patient and obedient. I’ll observe her closely and make my results known in due time.


BTW please acknowledge the obedient (beautiful) Boxer on the floor. She’s not even moving a muscle as the nice Lady’s looking at the shoes.

(And I have muscles, even Dr L says so)


After a thorough study and analysis of today’s shopping pattern I’ve come to my conclusion;

CS is just like Veronica. The item in question is a pair of pants: she tries them on, and off, and on again, then walks to the mirror, and back. Twirl…and start over.

OMG it’s is just a pair of pants!! It’s not like buying a house, or a car or something, just a pair, as lovely as may be, pants! Chill!


At least she’s not calling her children for advice (guess we can count our blessings).

Having an iPhone sure has made shopping more complicated. It’s Face Time’s fault! Veronica always has to FT her girls or friends; “Quick, I just want your opinion…”.


The notion “Quick” is a very flimsy concept, not a clear indication at all on how long this call will actually take, in real time I mean.

In her defence her girls do exactly the same; “Två sekunder Mamma…” (Two seconds Mom). Aren’t these people suppose to be working?


Finally after a long debate with Veronica and Sabrina, CS is ready to conclude. I think we’re even leaving, not that I mind being here, I love Sabrina and Mars but enough is enough.

CS just has to pay…or talk…or whatever…


I guess we’re not anywhere close to leaving. Why are they still talking? What’s their problem? I think it’s Sabrina. Yes, they like her too much. She’s very friendly.

Now I know Veronica is quite a “Schmoozer”, oh yeah, but CS, that’s new. Is this attribute contagious? Will Dennis be affected too? That would be a real problem, at least I could count on him to speed matters up a little.


After a long goodbye, our adventure on Mars is over for this time. I deserve a reward for outstanding behaviour.

Don’t you agree?


It comes in a form of  a long walk in Sunflower paradise.

Sabrina a word: keep up your good job. The new store is great, I’ll be back!


Thank you Sabrina for keeping this little gem full of treasures in our city,  for your advice and friendliness to all your clients.











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