Uptown Westerville is a really pleasant place to visit. It's also a pleasant place to walk your dog. You get to socialize with folks, you can sit out and eat ice cream, drink coffe, or just simply watch the world go by. There are several "dog friendly" establishments that welcome you (my dogs just insisted that I add that these wonderful places also hand out treats—for dogs—and they suggested that we head right on up there. NOW). Even though it's sometimes hard to Shop With Dogs, when I wanted to buy some windchimes not long ago, I knew exactly which ones I wanted, because Blue had already chosen them!
Everytime we'd visit Kriss, Blue and Big Mac and I would walk in (ok, anybody who ever saw the procedure knows that "walking" isn't accurate: we barged through the door at high speed) and the boys would race to the counter where Kriss would hand them treats. After this little ritual was complete, Blue would begin his windchime concert. He'd very gently nudge the chimes and listen attentively. After many visits (and many treats), it was clear there was one particular set of chimes that he favored. Now we all enjoy them here at home—they remind me of temple bells near a mountain stream. But I'm pretty sure they remind Blue it's time to go back up to Outside Envy for a treat!