Monday, May 3, 2010


Like a lot of people - we have our weekend routines. Saturday is for Central Park and running errands, painting floor cloths and a little non-canine social time for Mom (whatever).

I thought we should start to create a few Sunday routines as well. A neighborhood walk with Mom in the AM. Mom can pick up here iced coffee from the corner deli. This should be followed by breakfast and naptime for me. Coffee and New York Times for Mom. She puts on John Coltrane and it's a very relaxing way to wind up the weekend.

Due had an even better idea....after the quiet morning....a simple little sidewalk dining in the
Upper East Side of Manhattan.

We headed uptown to Petaluma. A lovely little neighborhood Italian cafe on First Avenue and 73rd Street.

The kind waiters brought me my own chilled "cocktails"

It seems this is a popular spot for the 4 legged residents of the area. Although this bulldog arrived in his very own stroller. Mom - can you get on that please. I need a carriage!

After lingering over lunch, we headed back. One slight problem. It's 90 degrees and I'm still wearing my winter coat! This looks like a good place to take a break.
(Yes - that is indeed the 59th Street Bridge..feelin' groovey!)

Due agrees to join me for a little downtime. The Moms can just wait until we catch our collected breath.
OK. Good to go!
I think a leisurely sidewalk cafe brunch should become a standard part of our Sundays. We got home in plenty of time for me to take a nap before dinner. Mom had enough time to get the laundry done and straighten up the apartment so we could start another week rested, relaxed and collected!

So what are your Sunday routines?


Lola said...

Sounds like a lovely New York Sunday. We take walks, but there's really not so much of anything you can walk to, out here in the 'burbs. Still, we usually meet some people along the way and that's always fun. I expect that there'll be some more interesting Sunday adventures as the warm seasons progress, but lazing around the house while the humans try to get weekend chorse done isn't all that bad, either.

Emma Rose said...

90 degrees! Yikes, that's hot! We didn't do much because it rained most of the day. Usually we help with the chores around the castle (between playing ball and chasing each other).

Emma ROse

the booker man said...

hihi miss abbey!
i dig your sunday routine! it's easy to see why that little italian cafe is popular with the doggies. i mean, it's called PET-aluma. teehee.
at my house, we take a nice sunday afternoon snooze...right after mama and daddy have stuffed themselves with lunch. oh, and mama usually brushes me 'n asa on the back deck, too. sundays are for relaxin'!
the booker man

♥I am Holly♥ said...

It sure looks like you have lots of fun on Sunday!!! Sometimes we go out for a long ride (and mom gets lost) and depending on the weather, we stay at home and rest and play. Other times mom decides she should try and clean and she bores me so I sleep all day long. Maybe I'll fly to New York!! It sounds like fun!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It was WAY too warm here ovFUR the weekend!

It improved a bit today and should be lots better in the khoming days!

What pawesome places woo get to go!


Sierra Rose said...

Ninety degrees!!! Wow, hot stuff!
Love the Petaluma...we live just down the road from the town of Petaluma.
Love your new routine! Ours is usually a rushed get-home, unpack from weekend trip, try to relax but too many chores.... Start Monday not that refreshed, as the weekend is only TWO days long!! Oh well....

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose