Lucy and Annabelle’s latest adventure? West Village in Dallas. We spent Christmas in Texas and rented a dog-friendly Airbnb in West Village near our former neighborhood and favorite haunts. We saved lots of money this way. Not only did we enjoy a very cool Uptown apartment for less than the cost of a hotel room, but we were spared the expense of boarding Lucy and Annabelle for five days. Saving money at Christmas is very much appreciated, am I right?
Lucy and Annabelle grew up nearby, but this was their first official visit to trendy West Village.
They had a #BIGWoof time.
We stopped at Chase Bank to do a little banking. They were greeted with doggie treats.
Next, Three Dog Bakery provided doggie sensory overload. They were given samples and, of course, we bought to-go bags of treats for later. True doggie bags.
We stopped in at Lucky Brand to do a little browsing.
We opted for lunch on the patio at Taco Diner. Although the temperature was cold, outdoor heaters made al fresco dining comfortable. Lucy and Annabelle ate a few chips, noticed other dogs walking by with their people, and stared at birds landing on tables nearby. In other words, they found reason to bark occasionally.
The highlight was Mutt’s Canine Cantina, a place for dogs to play and humans to enjoy a beverage. The on-leash beer patio is open to the public. The off-leash dog park requires a membership. Day passes are available for Uptown visitors. Somehow, we were waved inside with no pass at all. Probably because Lucy and Annabelle are so cute.
Of all the #BigWoof pictures we took, this was the best of the bunch (i.e. both dogs looking at the camera.)
West Village has certainly become a dog-friendly area. Or, maybe it always has been. It’s possible I never noticed or appreciated the area’s pet-friendly features until I looked at things through the eyes of Lucy and Annabelle.
One thing’s for certain—we were grateful to have our girls with us during Christmas.
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