SETTING THESAURUS

PET STORE



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Rows of pet food and treats
Animal toys and clothing
Bags of litter
Dental and hair care products
Leashes and other training devices
Stacks of colorful dog beds of different sizes
Boxes of crates and pet carriers
Scratching posts for cats
Glass-sided viewing displays running along the outer wall for puppies (sleeping, wrestling, jumping at the glass, tails wagging)
Kittens (mewing, batting at plastic balls, jumping on one another and play-fighting) inside their glass enclosures
An open-topped hutch containing rabbits or ferrets (eating, burrowing into the shavings, hiding under bridges or in hidey-houses)
A section for fish supplies (tanks or bowls, water features and fake plants, colorful gravel or glass stones, water treatments, salt, nets, filters and hoses)
Smaller terrariums for different breeds of animals (containing food and water dishes, exercise wheels, wood shavings and toys)
A penned-in area with a gate where customers can visit with puppies or kittens one-on-one
Large bird cages for twittering cockatiels or brightly-plumaged parrots
Smaller cages with green or blue budgies and other exotic small birds
Reptile tanks (for snakes, lizards and spiders)
An area with low light filled with fish tanks (goldfish, tiger, tetras, catfish, lionfish, clownfish, piranha)
A shelf full of small containers for beta fish
Tanks containing sea horses or turtles
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