Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Biergarten

The same old walks near my house got very boring after a while so we started loading the boys into my car and driving to other areas of my neighborhood.  It's a planned community and has lots of paved trails and common areas. A five minute drive in any direction gets us to new paths and a change of scenery and for the boys, new smells! One of the favorites is to park at the Sports Pavilion that is next to a lake and walk those trails. It's a popular place to walk so lots of dogs and p-mail to check out! The walk around the lake is too long for Wilson so we cut back through an adjacent condo neighborhood to shorten the return to the car. We have taken this path several times and each time, Wilson has tried very hard to cross a street and head toward a shopping center. It wasn't in the right direction and was not where you really want to walk dogs, pavement and cars and all that. One day, just for the fun of it, we decided to let Wilson lead the way, and find out where he really wanted to go! He crossed the street, meandered through a bunch of parked cars, and came to the backside of the shopping center at an archway that lead to two restaurants. Leave it to Wilson to find where the food is located! He plopped himself down on the walkway between an Irish pub style place with a patio and a German restaurant with a Biergarten outside. Happy he finally got his way, he sat and people-watched until we finally made him return to the car. Letting him go check it out really re-enforced the behavior, so now he tries to cross the street and get to the restaurants any time we take the lake walk. A picture was an absolute must!

I'd like a struedel and a pretzel and a stein of beer.
My friend here will have a schnitzel and a bratwurst.


  1. Aww, such a cute pic. And wonderful story about Wilson.


  2. HEHE. I am very impressed Wilson, glad you finally got you peeps to understand where they HAD to go!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Hahahaha! I love that you let him lead the way!

  4. What a great story! And what a funny, happy picture. Your caption is hilarious! My first, maybe only, laugh out loud for the day.

  5. Good for Wilson! He knows where the good stuff is.

  6. Nope, I just opened up your blog, looked at the photo, and had another good laugh!

  7. OMD, that is so cute! Love the caption. "Make that a double!" Rita says! (It's fun to let them lead the way sometimes and see where they take you!)


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