Luigi has been a pretty good dog this week. Well he DID fall in the pool again and ate a few sticks, but he has learned "SIT", and "Bring it to Mommy". When he asked nicely to go on an outing, we couldn't refuse.
We went to Sogno, our favorite cafe in Palm Desert. They are very dog-friendly, and good dogs may sit on the patio. Luigi was served water from a handmade small ceramic bowl with blue paw prints. Brad and I shared a tuna melt, and a delicious rustic raspberry tart while Luigi either sat quietly at our feet, or allowed dog-lovers to stop and pet him.
Sogno is ready for Valentine's Day with an assortment of heart-shaped goodies:
I have decided that at this stage, Luigi is like a few children from my teaching days who are perfectly behaved, delightful kids at school, and monsters at home. Parents are amazed that the teacher reports polite, rule-following behavior. Teachers are surprised to hear that the child is a "little devil" at home.
Luigi is a perfect dog in public. He is only naughty at home (sometimes). This chewing stage will pass...
He may have to earn his next lunch outing!