The King’s Arms probably sounds like a pub right? Well it is!
Because of Ray’s separation anxiety, any time we want to go out involves seeing if his “girlfriend” Heather* is available to keep him company. Now that the warmer weather is here, various places are opening their outdoor patios many of which have no problem with well-behaved dogs and our interest in those specific places is no doubt very obvious!
The King’s Arms is the only place around here (as far as we know) that has an outdoor patio; good pub food, and sells Guinness and Boddingtons!
We have often manipulated Ray’s walks in order to check out The King’s Arms just to see if they had their patio railings up, as that would signify that their patio was open for business, and just the other week ……………….. yes!!!!!!!
We went there that same evening and had a lovely time. There was another dog there that did not seem too comfortable as we passed by with Ray, but it soon settled down. The only table available was up against the steel railings which was perfect as Ray’s position (of our choice) would be exactly that. Between the table and the railings!
We had a very enjoyable and uneventful meal and Ray spent most of the time just laying on the ground. Every now and then he would sit up and look around and, being the size that he is, he can see over the top of the table very easily and generally manage to draw attention to himself!
We had come prepared with treats and water so he would be well taken care of but, in fact, he got a bonus because one item of pub food found its way into his mouth. Sometimes it is difficult to say no to that face and those eyes. That one little piece of pastry from the top of my steak and Guinness pie probably made his evening!
I am rather expecting that The King’s Head will, in Ray’s mind, be one of those “must go to as often as possible” places! I see no reason not to oblige him after all, common courtesy must always prevail! Right?
*Related Post ”Ray Sitting” – Jan 29, 2015