|Bogey is ready for his city adventure!|
We know that New York City is a dog-friendly town, but with an almost 80-pound Labrador in tow, what are your options for a fun day with such an oversized pooch? When DogVacay asked Bogey and me to spend the day out and about in our hometown, neither of us could refuse a #dogventure, and here’s where our paws took us!
We started with a power walk across Central Park. (Whatever that means…) Daddy tagged along with us, so it was extra fun. I love going places with both Mommy and Daddy! I managed to refrain from doing my normal “I-want-to-eat-a-squirrel dance because I knew where we were going –– one of my favorite restaurants in town –– The Barking Dog Luncheonette! Woof!
At last we made our way through the park and to the east side. I had to walk faster because I knew I would get lots of biscuits once we reached our destination. Mommy and Daddy kept taking photos along with way, and I was impatient. Let’s go, Mom!
Finally, we arrived at Barking Dog. Bogey was all too excited because everyone there knows him –– the owner and staff love him and he gets lots of treats. They also do a great job keeping pancakes and omelets away from Bogey’s reach, which is no small feat. One day, inevitably, he will steal someone’s eggs and we will buy their breakfast.
Everyone’s brunch looked so yummy, but I couldn’t have any. I was allowed just a few cookies, but that was okay with me.
Next, I told mom and dad that I wanted to go shopping to my favorite store ––– Banana Republic! I checked out all of the new fall trends and the sales, but they didn’t have anything in my size.
Then we were off to a new place. I got to see lots of sights along the way, and daddy even picked me up and carried me across the street because of hot tar. He is a strong man. Thank you, Daddy! Woof!
We ventured south on Third Avenue for a few miles. I was excited to take Bogey to Bloomingdale’s for the first time, as this store is known for its dog friendliness. I was also excited to check out the shoe department and the latest handbags, but Mr. B had other things on his mind and was not cooperative! (Like some men, he has little patience when shopping.)
Bloomingdale’s was large and noisy and I didn’t like it very much. I didn’t want to shop for shoes or purses, but mommy did. I wanted to go to the park, instead. I got impatient and didn’t have good focus! I wasn’t in the mood for photos, either, but mommy said I needed to pose and look cute. Other than riding in a big elevator for the first time, which was kind of cool, I don’t think I need to go back to Bloomie’s, even though a lot of sweet ladies smiled at me. Woof!
|Bogey being uncooperative. He preferred playing with Daddy rather than posing for photos.|
|Take two! Focus and smile!|
|My first big elevator ride in a store!|
Daddy and I quickly learned that a department store had way too much stimulation for Bogey, so we made a fast exit from Bloomie’s and ventured back to Central Park. We rested for a few minutes, people-watched, and admired the gorgeous New York skyline. Then Bogey and Daddy played chase with a horse and carriage, and afterward, we made our way to the Tavern on the Green, which has a smallish dog-friendly patio.
After I chased that big dog with an old car attached to it in my favorite park (Central Park!), I got to eat some of my dinner and take a nap at this fancy place! I promise, I didn’t snore.
Daddy and I relaxed, ate a snack, and sipped our drinks. The patio was quiet and almost felt completely removed from New York City. I could’ve easily hung out here for hours, but this section of the restaurant closes at 6:30 p.m., so we finished are beverages and headed out of the park.
It felt a little too early to call it a day, so we headed to our next place –– The St. James Gate.
|I wanted to be back in my completely pawsome neighborhood. I love it here on the Upper West!|
Once we arrived at the St. James, there was a single vacant table on the sidewalk and we grabbed it. Bogey settled in and drank a cool bowl of water and finished his dinner. After hours of sightseeing, shopping, and walking around town, this energetic canine was almost calm.
I loved finishing our fun day out at the St. James Gate. I am sort of famous there because I once broke a chair when I pulled daddy down on the sidewalk to play with another pup. Oops! Daddy was okay, but the chair was not. Mommy had told him not to tie me to that chair. Woof!
|I won’t break anything this time, I promise. Can I please have a sip of Guinness?|
This time at the St. James Gate, I vowed to be the best dog ever, if even for a few minutes. What a fun, tail-wagging #dogventure I had with Mommy and Daddy in New York City! I want to do it again –– soon! WOOF! WOOF!
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