Doris Day meets Lady Gaga
I certainly don't fault you for that. Everyone has to do what's best for them.I agree with both of you. I have been to Pepper's a few times when I needed something in a pinch. Like when my cat was suffering constipation and needed a laxative. But I have always found the store to be hard to find stuff in. Plus I prefer shopping online as it helps to prevents impulse buying.
We haven't had kittens in 16 years so we didn't have the needed supplies and like having a newborn, things get expensive. Especially vaccines and the surgery to get them fixed. Cost cutting helps where it can be found.
I am close personal friends with Pepper's owner amd I want her business to survive. I am also employed with a locally owned small business and I want them to survive. Not only survive, but thrive.
It's why I eat at small, locally owned small restaurants. I want to support small business owners. THEY have an investment and a relationship with their customers and typically want to retain it. They will go above amd beyond for them.