Back in October, Jan from This German Texan posted about Germans and their dogs. I read it, filed it away mentally, and then forgot about it until I got here- and started to see the same thing. Germans take their dogs **everywhere!** The picture to the left is from my daily bus ride- that little fellow was just snoozing away the ride.
Last week, Michael from the office took me to a traditional Bavarian restaurant. At one point someone walked into the restaurant with a little yappy dog, and there was a round of solid loud barking between that dog and the one four inches from my feet- the gentleman to my left had brought his very large, very relaxed dog with him and the larger dog was so quiet and well behaved that I didn’t even realize there was a dog there until the interaction with the newer smaller dog. And this was the kind of dog you could put a saddle on.
Yeah, Jan was right. Germans take their pups everywhere.