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Life With Sharon, or, How Much Can a Dog Take?


August 28th 2010 10:20 pm
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You know you're in Canada when you hear "eh?" at the end of every question, as in "Arf, arf, eh?" That's where we spent this afternoon, having lunch in Vancouver, B.C. Traffic was beastly because of road construction, so what is usually a 55 minute trip took an hour and a half. (That's 10 hours in dog time.) I was VERY happy to finally get out of the car and stretch my legs a little. We looked for a restaurant with tables outside, since Canada is not as forward-thinking as Paris and does not allow dogs inside the restaurant, but we were very surprised to find out that they don't allow us inside the enclosure around the sidewalk tables either! So I had to sit on the OUTSIDE of the railing while Mom sat on the inside and ate her lunch. I put on my sad face and she felt so bad that she kept slipping me bites of her lunch through the railing.
After lunch we strollered along the area called Gastown and even went into some shops. Riding in the stroller is really cool, because I get to go (almost) everywhere Mom goes. We looked at expensive clothes and expensive furniture and nobody told us we couldn't come in. In fact, everyone was very furiendly and thought I was just adorable! (One person said, Isn't that just the cat's pajamas!" I didn't get that - there weren't any cats in my stroller and I wasn't wearing pajamas.)
After shopping we strollered along the promenade along Burrard Inlet. Mom could see that I was just itching to get out and stretch my legs, so she let me walk and greet other dogs and their people. We met a French bulldog, two Chinese Crested wearing warm sweaters(they're bald, you know) a couple of chihuahuas, a gorgeous, tall black and white poodle (I especially admired him) AND two dachshunds in their own stroller!
I'm becoming very relaxed in my stroller - not much bothers me, not even the loud noises of a city. I just sit and watch all the fascinating goings-on around me. Mom says I'm becoming quite the sophisticated little traveler.

What an amazing world I've been missing.


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