I'm also a big fan of pockets. I love pocketses. My one girly guilty pleasure is purses and bags, because I cannot resist a bag of nifty pockets. I just can't. I'm a stasher, what can I say.
I have a pair of Dickies scrubs with just a giant cargo-style side pocket on the right side. Love those, except that I feel like I'm reaching halfway down my leg for my pen. I like scrub tops with the big wide double pockets in the front. Not a fan of the shoulder pocket. It's pretty much useless.
Unfortunately I live about spitting distance from a hospital, so there are many stores also within spitting distance where I can indulge my new scrub habit. I went to one the last week of December with some gift money, fulling intending to buy a pair of Grey's Anatomy scrubs (oh yeah, they have those). I couldn't find a style I liked in a color that I liked in my size.
I was really disappointed, until I turned around and saw a rack with a neon NEW sign on it. A brand called Wink was hanging on them. I went over to inspect them, and I ended up buying a pair. It was the pockets that did it, I'm not gonna lie. The Wink Origins Charlie style top has the big double lower pockets I like, with an outside pen loop AND a mesh pocket within one of the pockets. Guess what that's for. If you guessed dog treats, you're right! The Romeo style pant has six pockets - a cargo style on the leg and regular hip pockets like a regular pair of jeans. And inside the cargo pocket is ANOTHER mesh pocket. So I have options on where I'm stashing treats. I can put moist treats in my cargo pocket for small dogs and larger biscuits in my shirt mesh pocket for larger dogs. They're the best things ever. Seriously.
I just thought I'd let you guys know, because I know that among you, there are trainers. Casual trainers of only pet pups, slightly more serious trainers of foster and rescue dogs, and possibly a few professional trainers, too. Those pockets are seriously handy. Really. Think about it: Treats in the mesh pockets, poo pick-up bags in one of the outer pockets, cell phone and you're ready for a really productive walk. Without having a silly bag hanging off of your waist that you never use the drawstring on anyway because the clip falls off when you try to pull it. I know. I've used them. They're dumb, although in theory they sound good.
So even if you DON'T work in a medical setting, consider some scrubs. They're cheap (compared to most clothes) and they're great for all sorts of things. I clean the house in the ones I don't use for work anymore.
Oh, and randomness: I discovered roundworm eggs on a fecal flotation today by myself. This is a first. Usually the slides have nothing exciting on them and the ones I don't look at have all the good stuff. This time I pulled the slide, and found the good stuff. Eureka!