Friday, July 19, 2019

Marcus Meets Aggressive Shopping Cart

Percy:  Well, I see you have retained your passion for beating up shopping carts.  And Jan.

Marcus:  I have never beaten up Jan!

Percy:  Save your breath.  I witnessed it through the window with my own eyes this time. Plus you stomped her foot injury for the umpteenth time.

Marcus:  I had nothing to do with that foot accident.

Percy:  The original one, no.  She knocked a 19 ounce can of liquid off an overhead shelf and it bounced on her foot.  But for the past 5 1/2 weeks you have been keeping it from fully healing.

Marcus:  Wow!  I didn't realize.  Do you think I should order her a new foot from Amazon?

Percy:  I think you should let her walk on her own feet.  And what possessed you to attack the shopping cart Jan brought home yesterday with a couple of heavy items?  You didn't bother it last night when you two set out on a walk.

Marcus:  But this morning it got aggressive and growled at me. I couldn't let it get away with that.

Percy:  I didn't hear any growling.  Just a lot of screaming when you suddenly dived at a cart wheel and yanked the cart backward.  As Jan was jerked forward, you body slammed her in the shins, stomped her injured foot and tripped her with your body.

Marcus:  But she couldn't have been hurt.  She managed to stop her fall before her head hit the ground.    

Percy: Marcus, there are more ways to injure a human than splitting her head open.

Marcus:  There are?  You think that's why she was yelling at me?  I didn't think it was fair.  She wouldn't let me rush in for a second attack and she didn't take me for a walk either.

Percy:  She needed to rest so she could totter back with the cart before you tried to kill her again. 

Marcus:  Well, none of this would have happened if she had picked a non-aggressive cart to borrow.  A shopping cart must be submissive and not growl.

Percy:  Of course.  Why didn't I think of that?  It's not your fault.

Some of you might remember our original shopping cart post - and video! - from 2014. Nothing has changed. Marcus still loves to show a shopping cart who is boss, no matter what. You can view that post and video here.  Be glad Jan didn't try to film Marcus spinning/throwing the cart - and Jan - in rapid circles.  You would be dizzy too!

Many thanks to Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs for this lovely graphic for Percy Turns Fifteen.


  1. Oh, dear that shopping cart will be all scared of you now, Marcus...Benji and sometimes Dalton do that to the lawnmower, and even more so when the motor is roaring...there is going to be an injury one of these days, and it won't be the lawnmower.
    POTP for Miss Jan's foot, and hope she did not get too terrible banged up this time either, Maybe you can go and find some bubble wrap to keep her safe, Marcus.

  2. Hari OM
    Oh no, Marcus - still making sure you are in the thick of it, eh? You could to without getting the negative press though. How about you lick Jan's sore foot and cuddle it for a little while, to show her how much you really care about how she feels. Or at least stay out of her way when she is on the move!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. You have to be very careful of those aggressive shopping carts. Poor Jan and her injured foot even though you were only trying to help.

  4. I have never seen a shopping cart in my territory, but I would probably just bark at it. I will admit that I'm notorious for wanting to be right in the middle of everything, hence my alias, Mr. Underfoot.

  5. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Percy,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    Loved the video. I laughed when mom dropped the poop bag.

    You need to be kind to the mom. Listen to Percy.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. My best to your mom. ♥

  6. Happy Birthday Percy!! Marcus...I think you should try some meditation regarding those shopping carts. Most are not aggressive and I think the ones that are, are required to have a red A on their fronts so that only the most stalwart can use them.

  7. Happy Birthday Percy!!!! We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating. Marcus you are too funny with buying a new foot from Amazon. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.
    World of Animals

  8. We all know you're a good guard for Jan's well being Marcus but a few more years of 1st grade should get you polished up. Maybe?

  9. Well, it is good to hear from you all again, but we're sorry to learn Jan is still hurting - and Marcus is the same old bull in a china shop. Purrayers and POTP for all of you !

  10. Marcus, Marcus, are quite the character. Poor Jan, we sure hope she heals up soon.

  11. We are sure happy to see you guys again! Those shopping carts are pretty scary!

  12. Poor Jan. I am glad she didn't hit her head.

  13. Oh Marcus, you need to do some real kissin' up to awnty Jan. Dude, our humans are fragile and we need to be careful with them. We're sendin' hugs and purrayers. Ifin ya' need anythin', let us know.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  14. It's so nice to see a post from you, sweet pals! Marcus, we understand about those shopping carts. They can be pretty rambunctious, and must be shown who's boss.

  15. Lulu: "It's important to defend your territory, including from shopping carts. Why, at the store, they have to corral them like bucking broncos to keep them from smashing up people's cars!"
    Charlee: "I'm not sure that's --"

  16. Bowsers guys, woo need to let your hoooman heal. If you don't she might let a family of raccoons adopt wooo.

    Sherman & Gemini

  17. Those shopping carts are nothing but trouble.
    Have a great weekend...

    Noodle and crew

  18. Yup, sounds like that trolly had it coming to it. Love your tenacity though I'm thinking not tripping up your staff would be a great safety feature to add into your next session, after all, who will feeed and walk you if she gets hurt again? ;)

  19. Those shopping carts are very tricky!! Be careful!! And....Happy very belated barkday, sweet Percy!! Cheers!! :) :)

    Pinot xo

  20. Jan, I can't find your blogs online from the last few months. I think my computer has eaten your blogs but they are not in spam this time. Let me know if you are still blogging. Love from Loulou


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