I’ve never been and want to go some day to Paris. I love French things. Why not set the mood of Paris on a rainy day? What comes to mind for me is cafes, crepes and poodles. “Lu” is my dog. She is a Bichon Frise which is another French origin dog, just not as iconic as the Poodle. We actually met a man who had a Bichon Frise that he named Paris. We went to the dog park for the first time. Lu has had all of her shots so we could finally take her. What an exciting experience! I didn’t know how she would act with other dogs. We put her on the harness and leash and she was so excited about all of the smells. The park we go to is one of the best ones I’ve seen. It is 188 acres, has a large fishing lake, a big dog and little dog fenced in area (both sides have access to the water). There are always people running, walking or biking around the lake. The trail is 2 miles around and this is my favorite place to ride my bike.
Lu would go up to other dogs and stand on her hind legs and put her front paws on their back. It seems dominate, however she would also lay flat in front of them as if saying I just want to meet you. Once we saw she wasn’t being aggressive, we took her off the leash. She ran around with a dog we met, Jolie. She looked like she was having so much fun.
A chihuahua named Tinkerbell kept coming up to her and growling. It was so funny, Lu wasn’t chasing her and the dog would go away and come back to her and growl at her. Lu handled it well, she basically ignored her. It’s interesting that some dogs are social and some scared or maybe a little aggressive. I am thrilled to have her behave well and can’t wait to get her into her training. I am very driven to do all I can to have Lu behave and be social…I’m scarred for life with the memory of our previous Bichon and how aggressive and antisocial she was with people outside the family.
On with the cafe…My daughter needed help setting up her unfurnished apartment. After our urban adventure not too long ago, I have been working on her table. I ordered an inexpensive unfinished 36 inch pedestal table off of Amazon made of rubber wood. The small dining space has been a challenge to put in the right size table. The free one was way too big, so I went with a 36 inch and it seems small. The free chairs seem too big around the table although I have seen smaller round tables with Windsor chairs and it looks fine. I’m really happy with the dark espresso finish and painted glazed two tone bottom.
I will be working on the chairs next. They will have an espresso seat and painted glaze everywhere else. I just don’t know if I want the Windsor chairs with arms or without. I found a pair of Windsor chairs without the arms on Offer Up for free and I just might go get them. Apparently Windsor chairs date back to the 17th century. They are made of all wood and the process of turning wood for the spindles, carving the seat and bending the wood by steam to create the arched back. The chair may have received its name from the trade town of Windsor in England so says Wikipedia.
Now for some crepes! I discovered they are pretty easy to make in a blender. Today’s crepes will be strawberry, banana, Nutella and we will also have ham, cheese and spinach. Yum!