Patrick was born in Detroit to Irish parents and has been in Sweden 3 years. We talk about Detroit, Swedish dog rules and of course St. Patrick’s Day!
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We saw a beach in Italy last week for dogs. It was called Bau Bau Beach. This was one of the greatest ideas I’d seen. There were dog bowls and dog showers everywhere, a roped off part of the beach for the dogs to play in the water, and instead of chairs and umbrellas to rent, you could rent a tiny yard with a white picket fence for your dog to play (also with chairs and umbrellas for humans).
At one point, the idea was brought up for a beach for cats, but we quickly dismissed that as it would just be a giant litter box and cats hate water.
We had elections here in Sweden yesterday. I was reading the morning paper which had a section where they ask people on the street “What do you think is the most important issue in this election?”
One person answered ‘schools’, another answered ‘welfare,’ but my favorite was the woman who answered “The dog question. Where I can let my dog loose is something I want the answer to!”
Good point. I don’t see enough parties discussing the important issue of places to unleash your dog. They’re spending all this time arguing about schools, development and immigration, but not one party speaks up for Mr. Woofers, who apparently has trouble finding one of the many leash free dog parks that are pretty much in every neighborhood around here. Right on Mr. Woofers and Mr. Woofer’s caretaker! Important issues!