Not approved for doggy dining

Actual x-rays of things dogs have ingested. Can you guess what they are?

don't even look for a paper plate

don't even look for a paper plate

there are 13 of them!

there are 13 of them!

rescued from the bathtub

rescued from the bathtub

a well known character

a well known character



It can boggle the mind to try to figure out what man’s best friend will eat next. For the answers and more amazing items on the menu, please visit 16 of the weirdest things dogs have eaten.

Your friend,
Fisher


Cats invade doggy dining


Photos by cjsorg, Creative Commons


Not really – just kidding!
But suppose it was true and that was the lead headline in the news. Would you think it was:

  • another story about war?
  • an animal interest story?
  • a rescue organization’s worst nightmare?

Doggy Dining is a very popular past time for the pups. In the State of Florida, a 3-year pilot program for Doggy Dining was set up in 2006 by then Gov. Jeb Bush. The program allowed restaurants to welcome dogs to accompany their humans in designated outdoor areas of their establishments, but only if approved by the local authorities. This year the law became permanent.

Throughout the state, local municipalities drew up their own ordinances in favor of issuing permits to public food service establishments so man’s best friends can enjoy the new dining experiences. While this is a huge vote in favor of animal lovers everywhere, a set of rules goes along with it – doggy dining etiquette, if you will. For a great overview of what to expect and how to behave, check out Dining Out with Your Pooch at one of my favorite dog friendly websites.

Dog lovers everywhere are enjoying the good life with doggy dining and doggy day care. They can even participate in the Take Your Dog to Work day coming up very soon.

I just have to wonder what is in store for us cats? Can we join in all of this fun and frolic – or do we come up with our own special Ordinance? If so, what are the possibilities? I am thinking very hard. Your suggestions are most welcome.

Your friend,
Fisher