Monday, April 1, 2013

Musing On Monday #14

Some Dweeb doggie who shall remain nameless DWEEB ! chewed up my cute little professor hat - can you believe that!  Personally I think he is extremely jealous of my suave good looks while wearing it and that it won't fit his dweeb little head. Mom is making a new one though so all is okay.

This morning we went somewhere we have never been before - to the "downtown". I must admit it was a place none of liked - not even Mom. WE didn't like it because there really wasn't anything to sniff, it was noisy and there was a lot of traffic. Mom didn't like it because even though the speed limit is only 25 mph - there was A LOT of cars who seemed to think it was their was personal drag strip! Our downtown is also made up of weird one way streets which tends to confuse Mom as they are really not well signed or you are right on top of the sign before you see it. But Mom decided DWEEB needs a bit more exposure to new things so off we went.

Like many downtown areas of small cities - it has seen better days although they are trying to improve ours. There is mainly just restaurants and bars there at the moments which Mom thinks is silly because there is hardly any parking. They definitely need to do something to "green" the streets to - it would help reduce the noise issue and just make it look better. Probably half the stores in the downtown are empty and mom wonders why they don't encourage art galleries or such to open. One weird thing we did see in a window was a stuffed monkey!!!  It was pretty old and gross and the store was empty - just this poor fellow sitting in the window. Mom tried to get a picture but it was too dark. One has to ponder why someone would have a stuffed Monkey in the window - especially as the sign above the door showed it use to be an Italian Restaurant at one point of time!


  1. It looks like a bright and sunny day! I'm with you...I prefer walks in the country to walks in the city.

  2. Sorry about your hat. Mom and Dad used to take me downtown, but Katy gets too scared of all the people so we don't go anymore.

  3. Sorry about your prof hat, Reilly! Little brothers must be such a pain in the you-know-what! :)

  4. Did a kitty sneak in and chew up that hat! We don't like sniffles places either
    Benny & Lily

  5. Good thing your mom can make you a new hat. So how did Dweeb do in the city?

  6. well mags gets pretty nervous walking downtown and me, well since i can't see very well i usually just ride in the stroller...
    stella rose and mags

  7. We don't like that traffic and the noise although we live in the city. Luckily our park is at the top of our street. We like the country.
    Have a Happy April Fools Day.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. We have never been "downtown" but we don't think we would like all the traffic. Mom thinks it might be good for Lightning to go to some different places too - he is a lot like Denny.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. Can't believe he chewed up your special prof hat. Hopefully, the town centre will be redeveloped and become a great place to visit.

    XXXOOO daisy, Bella & Roxy

  10. Looks like you had a nice day to go, we just don't like the concrete cave and all them Krazy mad cars!

    Your Pals
    The Mad Scots

  11. No more hat! Oh no! Sort to hear that. Buuuuut, very cool the you got to go downtown!

  12. Our small town downtown is a lot like yours...Not much there and a lot of empty shops...Businesses are trying but the economy is slow to recover here so it's tough for them...They have made a big effort to "greenify" the area and that helps a lot...They also have a lot of events there like a street party on the first friday of every month and now a food truck rally once a month which does bring folks downtown...Momz & i try and go to a lot of these...It's fun for me to meet all the folks

  13. Bowsers, you ought to get after Denny. Essex would have bit him on the butt. As for traffic none of us like it either.

    Take Care Professor Cow Spot,

    Essex & Sherman

  14. At least it was a different adventure for a change but the smells at your park are a whole lot better!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

  15. That is very odd about the stuffed monkey in the closed restaurant window - a mystery! ;)

    Yap, Mom and I aren't too keen on walkin in cities either - too dirty and noisy. Give me a park any day! :D

    Waggin at ya,


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