I drove up to Vancouver B.C. last weekend to pick up my husband after he rode his bike up there in the RSVP event. I took Bridget, our rambunctious Wheaten terrier, who was welcomed and made over everywhere we went. The staff at the Sylvia Hotel gave her biscuits, even after she had an impromptu play date in the lobby with a pair of glamorous Saluki hounds.
I had dinner with Tom Hobbs and Brent Beattie, before a tour of their cool new urban condo - stay tuned for a story and photos of their fresh new aesthetic in Seattle Times' Pacific Northwest magazine.
I try not to be envious about how civilized Canada is - they are so far ahead of us, and not just in how dogs are welcome nearly everywhere. They have gun control, efficient public transportation and equitable, affordable health care, as well as flowers everywhere. How about this updated take on bedding out in the West End? Notice how beautifully these plantings are maintained in a very busy public park.