May liked reading fashion magazines, and she liked shopping for what she saw in her magazines. Living alone, May wanted to keep a dog as a friend. Papillon dogs are very small and they were fashionable, said her magazines. So May bought herself a papillon. For her papillon she bought a pretty dog bed, a pink collar with a bell and a little pink jacket for cool weather. May also ordered a bowl with her dog's name on it: "Little Prince". She would collect the bowl from a store a week later. So May needed a bowl until the new bowl was ready to collect.