Sunday, February 27, 2011
The Dog Ate My Gift Card
I purchased a gift card as a birthday present. I placed the card and the receipt on the floor in preparation for wrapping.
I became distracted with another task and heard Otis crunching on something a few minutes later. I assumed Otis was enjoying his new Nylabone and did not go in to check on what was happening.
When I did check, I saw a small piece of the receipt, the rest had been eaten. Even worse, the gift card had been chewed and there were teeth marks in the plastic.
I was furious that Oti had destroyed this gift. There was no way I could give someone a chewed card! Otis showed no remorse for his transgression.
I went back to the store and explained what had happened. The clerk looked a little confused, but agreed that I could use the chewed gift card to purchase a new gift card. When I got back home, the new card was placed high out of Oti's reach.