Jon Crispin's Notebook

Basset Hound

Posted in Animals, Dogs, Food, Travel by joncrispin on 15/03/2012

Peter and I flew to London last night.  He is here working on his Union College senior thesis.  It has to do with how terraces disappeared from Premier League football grounds and the effect that change has had on supporters and organizations.  So we are here for a few days and then off around the midlands and Lincolnshire to go to some clubs and interview as many people as we can. / We were eating lunch in a pub near Putney Bridge when we heard what I thought was someone imitating a basset hound.  I looked over and saw this guy.  Amazing; just sitting there with his mistress.

I just love it how dogs hang out in pubs.  He was sweet.

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  1. Mrs. L said, on 15/03/2012 at 1:37 pm

    What a cutie!

  2. lyndarwh said, on 15/03/2012 at 1:49 pm

    Lovely hound. Hope you are enjoying London. I live in the Elephant and Castle. Peter’s thesis sounds fascinating.I know lots of fans who mourn the terraces. Enjoy the midlands. Are you going to Derby or Oldham?
    Kind regards
    Lynda Waterhouse

  3. Photobooth Journal said, on 15/03/2012 at 2:31 pm

    That is what I call civilised! In Australia we have so many reports about how good our pets are for our health and wellbeing and then we find them barred from almost everywhere! In only one shopping street that I know of in Melbourne (Acland Street, St Kilda) dogs are encouraged into the shops. It really opens people up and makes for such a friendly atmosphere. Wonderful pictures!! Thank you.

  4. Lisa said, on 15/03/2012 at 8:43 pm

    So glad that you made it safely – hopefully you didn’t have to fly the plane yourself (but I’m sure that you were prepared to do so). Best of luck to Pete on his project.

  5. Hank. said, on 21/03/2012 at 8:11 pm

    Hank looks forward to the day that folks in the U.S. are more enlightened about dogs in pubs–the day that it’s the norm and not the exception. What fun it was to travel all over Europe, whether in dive bars or fine restaurants, and meet people and their dogs! The only better conversation starter is to have babies in tow. Even Canada is light years ahead of us in this regard. A dog can dream…

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