One of the places that we visited during our trip to Chicago was the Fox Valley Mall, which is in one of the suburbs.
There is a store to buy… puppies! Of course all of the puppies are showcased in baby cribs. Can’t have it any other way.
The one big rule is that you do not reach in to pet the puppies – although when we were there, there were two girls who oooh’d and ahhh’d as they reached in. The puppy calmly rolled over and let its belly get scratched. (A few seconds later a worker came over and politely asked them to stop.)
A bundle of cuteness, though who knows how long they have to wait in the crib before being taken back to the backroom and allowed to rest away from the prying gaze of people. I’ve also always found it a bit odd that there isn’t much of a blanket for them to lay on, though I am sure accidents are frequent in this line of business.
But they sure are cute.
And one picture of the mall’s Christmas tree to close things off. 🙂