I new it would happen one day, just didn’t know when or where. But today was the day. My initiation into the thankfully small world of those who don’t think dogs should be in a store. So there I was with Milo in tow heading into Target. Just needed to get a few emergent things- in and out quickly. I got the usual OMG there’s a dog in the store from the usual kid in a cart. And Mommie why is there a dog in the store from behind me. And then, OMG your dog is gorgeous, and today it was ” and he’s so well groomed. But then as I was turning the corner between soup and soda- there she was, an achemmmmmmmmm older women with the most repulsed look on her face. She literally started shooing me away and started saying something in another language which clearly was a not nice thing to say. So I looked at her and shrugged kindly and said-”he’s a service dog” and she started yelling at me in what for all i know could have been a fake language and shooed me away some more. My anxiety is already high when i leave the house so this wasn’t helpful but i mustered the energy to look at her and say- that’s an ignorant thing to do- and I walked away. I have blurred out the image of this obviously not the actual person image to make a point that she is the one who should be shoo-ed away and taught immediately about tolerance and kindness. What a nasty women. May she never need the help of a friend- human or 4 legged. I guess I will encounter people like this as my adventure with Milo continues but I have to say 98% of people who encounter us together love Milo and are so excited to see him helping me.