Dr. Patty Khuly and her catA few years back I offered to do my mother a favor by returning an unwanted item to a big-box bookstore. Donning Dalmatian scrubs and a paw-print tote, I couldn't have looked more like an animal lover. Unfortunately, that wasn't a winning look for the store manager. She sized me up with a scowl and asked if I'd realized the item I was returning had some pet hair on it.
"Pet hair? Oh, my God, no! Not pet hair!"
OK, so maybe I overplayed it a bit. But how was I supposed to respond? I mean, I wear pet hair every single day of my life like it's a fashion statement. Such is the nature of my profession. And in this case, the item had hair on it because I had hair on me. In fact, it had acquired the offending material only after I'd removed it - with an apparent poof of pet fuzz - from its pristine plastic sack.
In the end, the manager was forced to relent (albeit withRead More »from 5 Reasons I Don't Trust Non-Pet People