It is a slow news day in the neighborhood which allows us to cover some lesser known aspects of the neighborhood.
Rover sent the editors an email about they new city guides for dog owners. They have one for Seattle, and it is fine. If you are new to the city, the information is great. Taking a dog to eat at Norm’s is always fun. However, Norms’s is not in the neighborhood and everyone knows about it.
It got me to thinking about the best kept dog hangouts in the neighborhood outside of the Woodland Park dog park. There are free treats at Stoneway Hardware, Pharamaca, Tweedy & Popp, Molly Moon, and many other places in town. There is always a lot of attention to be had at Wally Pets. We shall not speak of what some people do off leash, I will leave that to the comments.
The most unspoken place in the neighborhood I see other dog owners: Dick’s parking lot to scavenge old french fries. Ezell’s also has good ambient edible trash, but I fear the bones might cause trouble for my dog. I find when my dog is making a bee line to Dick’s and I explain that I cannot stop to chat with other dog owners, they frequently say they were just at Dick’s or are also on the way.
Pro Tip: Dick’s cleaning crew is serious in the morning, so if you go during cleaning hours there is usually a stash of old fries back by the fence. Learned this from another dog owner.