Shin went off to Beijing today to attend a few events and the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games so its just the girls and I at home this weekend. We are having a cool spell weather wise ( 24 instead of 34!) so I thought I'd take the girls out to lunch. We intended to go to one of our favourite little cafes near the park but when we go there we found it closed. Its difficult to explain that the Jazz and Dixie who are trying to scratch the door down! So we set off for Fellows Hamburger stand only to find that closed too!! Just across from the hamburger place we noticed a big fuzzy standard poodle go into a restaurant and immediately Jazz and Dixie wanted to follow! I have never noticed that this Italian cafe/restaurant called Smile allowed dogs but sure enough when I asked at the door they welcomed us in. It was a cute little place that looks like someone's living,dining and kitchen all in one. As soon as we were seated the waitress came over with a bowl of water for the girls. I ordered one of my favourite pastas, gorgonzola penne and a coffee. I didn't see a dog menu so I got out Jazz and Dixie's snacksbut to my surprise my meal came with complimentary dog bread and cookies!! Jazz and Dixie were well impressed as was the big poodle across the way. It was indeed a lucky find and a place that I will definately take Jazz and Dixie back to - that is if they can choose between this new place and one of their old favourites, the hamburger stand.