Last weekend, Heather and Mr. K took New York City by storm! No one had to tell them to move a little faster or to keep up with the crowd in the bustling streets. They were simply too excited to check things out that they were the ones keeping the crowd moving. (Or, at least, they were the ones catching everyone's attention - so many people stopped and exclaimed how they had never seen a Scottish Terrier in person before.) Surrounded by many sights to see, scents to smell and new things to pee on, Heather and Mr. K really and truly had a blast touring the city.
Truth be told, New York City made the city of Atlanta, where Heather and Mr. K call home, look small and rather unpopulated. The difference in walking the sidewalks and exploring the green areas was astounding. Atlanta's Piedmont Park (you might remember it from when Heather and Mr. K reported on their visit there last year) cannot compare to the adventures waiting for dogs in Central Park. The buildings in New York City are rich in architectural character and there is a comforting mix of new and contemporary with old and traditional. Most of all, it was refreshing to be able to walk instead of having to drive from one destination in the city to another (although parking was nightmarishly expensive...it's good we didn't have to park more than once!).
It's a shame there wasn't more time. We got wind of a few doggie boutiques and pet-friendly places that were a "must-see" but there simply wasn't room in the schedule. Rest assured, this was just one of many trips to the Big Apple to come, as Scottie Dad and I did finally choose a wedding venue in the city. (Hint: you can see it in the background of one of the photos above!) Our hope is that Heather and Mr. K will be able to visit all the places New York City has to offer dogs and report back on them. Who knows? We might just stop and see some Scottie friends in places along the way next time. Holler at us if you're open to meeting up for a play date!