Monday, October 24

Weekend Moments: A weekend in Montreal as a dog owner

My sister-in-law and her husband drove up from NYC to spend the weekend with us. They brought us delicious new york city treats from Crumbs Bakery, and they also brought along their adorable dog, Charlie. 

I've never owned a dog before, so I had a total blast pretending that we were dog people for the weekend. I took Charlie for walks, we hung out on the couch and drank latt├ęs... it was just as I imagined having a dog would be like ; )

 Turns out we live close to a very elite dog park in Montreal, on Dr. Penfield Avenue. If you are a dog in Montreal - this is the place to see and be seen! So Charlie got to hobnob with all the who's who of the Montreal dog world.

Now remember, Charlie is a Manhattan dog, so once we let him off his leash in this gigantic open green space he just went wild!

 Then we took Charlie up Mount Royal for a proper view of the city.

 Unfortunately we had to leave him behind when we went out for an amazing dinner at one of my favourite Montreal restaurants, O'Thym. But at least he got to partake in pre-dinner wine & cheese at my apartment (and by partake I mean sneak a gigantic lick of triple cream brie when no one was looking!)

All in all it was a wonderful autumn weekend in Montreal. 
It was great to get my fill of this beautiful city, since we're now back up north for the next 7 weeks.

I hope you had a great weekend too.


Tiffany Kadani said...

How fun! I love how adding a dog to a trip just makes it so much more special.

ib said...

This post really made me smile!!!! Just what I needed 6.33 in the morning! ;)

Mandy Koster said...

That looks like a perfect weekend!

I've never had a dog before, like you. A weekend like that would be a great opportunity to 'try' it out.

Have a lovely day!

Diana Mieczan said...

What a cute dog. We have two and I love them to pieces:) Btw: Your weekend sounds wonderful and that cheese...yum! Happy Tuesday, darling.

Anonymous said...

Charlie is adorable! I've really enjoyed this post!

Beach House Living said...

Great weekend full of outdoors, family, good eats and most important a good fun dog!

Natalie said...

I don't mean to be biased but this was the best post ever - Charlie's feet aren't even on the ground in one of the pics! He slept the whole way home he was so pooped from all the excitement!
we had such a great weekend

Crazy Sweet Life (Brianna) said...

Awesome! You guys would make such great dog owners! Charlie is so adorable. I bet he and Buster would love each other...but he looks much better behaved:)

Yasmeen said...

Such a nice glimpse into what seems like a perfect weekend. Your photos of Montreal always make me want to jump on a plane and head over. I've never been a dog owner either but your description of couch time, lattes and walks in nature sounds pretty idyllic :)

Emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

oh my god, this makes me miss hurley!! arent dogs great? :)
The pictures of him running around are my favorites, he looks like he is having the time of his life.
Also, i like how he is the only one who is NOt enjoying the view ;)