HMB Brewery Dogs

June 3, 2010 · 8 comments

Last Sunday at the Half Moon Bay Brewery, there were more dogs than children — and the dogs were better behaved.

They sat when it was requested of them, and aside from the occasional nose bump or delicate inquiry into a chum’s rectal health, seemed content to mind their own business and eat what was put in front of them without complaint.

Of course, some sport more heavy motivational bling than others. I saw a few parents of serious brats eye-balling that collar with a wistful gaze.

And yes, there was bling.

Marilyn Monroe (seriously: I asked) here had spent more time on her hair than I had.

And Cody Bryant (yup) had on a nicer shirt than me. Kinda embarrassing, actually…

Jake was just too hot in the full sun. Silly dog… wearing a fur like that to a brew pub. What was he thinking?

Negra knew better. She went with a lighter coat in a simple black and tan motif.


Shecky chose the understated yet classic dog tag…

… while all Holly needed was her big smile, can-do attitude, and excellent posture to show up fully dressed.

It was Griffin, though, who made me feel better about the whole “who combed whose hair before dining out?” one-upsmanship thing…

… and Bubba was a great reminder that fretting about one’s weight while simultaneously anticipating a good meal is just plain dumb.

I relaxed about my appearance, and we settled in with the other kids to visit until a table was free.

And as we waited, I found myself with a question that had never occurred to me before…

Do wiener dogs get nervous in a restaurant with a children’s menu?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Janie Bevens June 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Kathy, I LOVE reading your website stuff! You always make me laugh or leave with a smile. This high tech stuff is marvelous since I get to learn more about my amazing friends this way! Thanks for sharing.

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rickandkathy June 24, 2010 at 11:43 am

Janie! Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words:)


Sandi Fentiman June 3, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Ahh, the dog days of summer! Sorry couldn’t resist that one. All the dogs look pretty well happy and well cared for. I believe Bubba is his right weight. Bulldogs are meant to be stocky. I think that’s why they’re called bulls; built like them, temperament to follow most likely at times.


Colleen June 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Love it! Beautiful pics and wonderful word pictures! And the last thought … well, suffice it to say, I have never thought of that before!!! lol


rickandkathy June 3, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Thanks, Colleen! He did look a little nervous…


Dad June 3, 2010 at 10:57 am


You deserve a “Best In Show” award for selecting these photos from the many great photos you took. Love your commentary as well. It was lots of fun being there with you and Rick.


rickandkathy June 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm

The pleasure was all ours! Thanks for the wonderful visit.


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