Just wondering, and I'd really like some honest answers. Here in New York where I live, all outdoor cafes are not only the domain of just humans anymore; people have decided that this is also a great venue for their dogs.
I have nothing against dogs, and actually like them and grew up with them. Would have one now if I could. But I really just don't get this "take my dog to eat out with me" trend that is prevalent and widespread nowadays at outdoor cafes everywhere I look.
I was eating at one of my favorite outdoor places yesterday,and the guy at the table next to me had his cute little shitzu sitting up in the chair across from him. The guy asked for a second glass of water, as the waiter had only placed one, and next thing you know, he's holding the glass down for the dog to drink water right out of it. I'm thinking, okay....that's just taking it a bit too far, no?
I think that it's great to be able to get your dog out more, and it's also a bonus for some that an increasing number of places are becoming more dog friendly, but don't you think there should be at least some boundaries to the whole thing?
Do you take your dog to the cafe with you? How about letting the dog drink out of the same glasses and/or eat off of the same plates provided for the patrons? (I've seen that, too!!!). Even without those little particulars, are people just becoming way too attached, or trying to humanize their pets a bit much here? What do you think?
Just askin'! ;)