Even the polar bears are not happy. It feels like sub-zero alright!
It was an errand day – one of those days when we’re walking the streets of London – in the cold. Not quite Arctic temperatures but we’re city dogs. Especially Georgie, he gets the shivers when it gets cold and damp. Thankfully it wasn’t raining.
We walked from home to Chelsea Green, a sweet little square off King’s Road …With quaint little shops like The Pie ManBut it was the Alec Drew shop that Mummy was looking to go toThey’re custom framers and has been at this square for a very long time.There was a horse’s head with a ring – could it have been for tying horses outside? Surely you’re NOT thinking of leaving us outside, are you?!?!?!
Ha! Ha! Mummy thought it’s funny to tie us to this ring. But Mummy also wondered if it is because they don’t allow dogs inside the shop.Thankfully, we were allowed in. Mummy had always wanted to visit the store and she finally did. She bought some old frames with antique mirrors to add to her collection.
That was our first stop. We had a few more places on the list to go to. But on the way we happened into the Ralph Lauren (whilst wearing our Polo shirts) for some January sales –
Before we proceeded with our original plan to do some “work” errands.
We’ve been walking for a couple of hours by then, so Mummy thought we could sit for a while in the park at St. Luke’s church – but it’s one of those parks where we’re not allowed off lead. But I did spot a squirrel but no chance of running after it. After our pause, along we plodded – all the way to Knightsbridge. We went in to have a snoop at Skandium on Brompton RoadOh look, some dog-themed mugs
Mummy’s always a little nervous when George becomes intrigued by things at ground level. This is what he does on the streets when he smells something and then marks it. So Mummy’s keen eye made sure he won’t mark this territory.And then to Sub-Zero Wolfe to check out some appliances. Terribly boring in there for us though it was good to stay inside for awhile form the cold.
As we walked past The Conran Shop, Mummy could never resist going in to browse. There we took this odd picture of me standing on a mirror – so I can see my belly. Hmmm. Yes, agree the t-shirt is a little too short to cover my belly. A girl should be more modest.We stopped in at Andrew Martin’s – there are always interesting pieces of furniture …How’s this for a coffee-table? And they even sell “horses”So happy as we approached Cafe Zefi – a place to sit and rest our weary paws. Obviously dog-friendly like their restaurant across the road. We were all happy to be able to sit and chillAs Mummy ordered her very bright red cake! I was so tired, I just wanted to put my head on Mummy’s lap. Soon George joined me and we both had a snooze while Mummy replenished herself. And we had some water too.When we left Cafe Zefi, we thought we were on our way home as it was already past our supper time. Well, it wasn’t the end of the day’s errands. We had to go with Mummy to the hairdresser’s!!!! Up the stairs we wentWhile George took his timeHe sat on Mummy’s lap the whole time –A very tired little dog.
May’s comments: I run errands with my dogs as much as I can because I have separation anxiety! 🙂 Darcy and George are totally capable of staying home – I just prefer to have them with me and also why should they be stuck in the home when they can be with me? When I have them with me, I don’t have to also worry about them needing to go out, etc, etc. And over time because I have always asked if I may bring my dogs into stores and places to eat, I have managed to take them to almost all the places I frequent – except for a few inconvenient ones. So now, without thinking too much about it – they just come with me.
We’re lucky to live in such a dog-friendly area that I could go through a whole day without thinking where I couldn’t go somewhere with them. And even now I keep finding new places I can go to with them. One thing for sure, I won’t ever starve looking for places to eat with them when pounding the pavement.