New York State recently approved allowing dogs to share outdoor dining spaces with human customers. It’s more like Paris! So, what could be wrong with that?
Modern menus solicit food allergy alerts. Gluten-free fare is everywhere. No smoking anywhere. So, why is there this new fad of allowing pets at eateries? And hotels. And airplanes. Confined places where an unwitting patron could lose his air. 15% of the population is allergic to dogs and cats, 30% of those with asthma are allergic to pets. Don’t pet allergy sufferers have rights, too?
Oh. And your 60 lb. yellow lab that splayed itself over half of an enclosed Upper West Side sidewalk café? That’s another story. Slurp. Poop. Jump. Pant.