Hello! Happy Saturday everyone, I hope you're enjoying the lovely long weekend.
Today's post is going to be a little insight into our trip to Bow Wows at No. 7, a dog-friendly boutique and café at Port Solent marina. It's situated within a group of independent shops and restaurants at a site called "The Trading Post", which was full of activity on such a sunny morning. We visited the café on our recent weekend away, after it was recommended to us by our lovely friend Bernie, who you will know from some of our past posts! His Mum has also written a blog post about Bow Wows, which you can find here.
Bow Wows is the perfect spot for a crazy dog lady: tea, cake and lots of things to spoil your pooch with? What could be better?! When we arrived there were a few people already enjoying a cuppa with their dogs, so I couldn't take as many photos as I hoped (didn't want to disturb them!) but I think you can see how many lovelies there were to browse through. Doggy beer, ice cream, bandanas, bows, jumpers, toys, treats... they had everything you could possibly want, including Easter goodies! Of course, I picked up a few bits for my two, which I'm sure you'll see in future posts.
As you would expect from a dog-friendly café, there were several other dogs present, including the owner's two lovely doggies. I was a little worried that ours would kick off, as they can be so nervous, but actually they were as good as gold! With Winnie, I really attribute much of this to the new carry bag we bought for her before our trip. It seems to make her feel much more secure, in situations that would normally have her barking like mad. She snuggles herself up and is quite happy to just sit and observe! We had a lovely visit, and I'm so glad we went; we'll definitely be going back during the summer.
The marina is just a short drive from the beach, so we headed there afterwards for a picnic and walk in the sun. The dogs got lots of treats, including a Snuffles dog beer that we'd purchased at Bow Wows! It was another lovely day, just what we needed to kickstart the Easter holidays.
Have you been to Bow Wows at No. 7? Do you think it's the sort of place you'd like to visit? Let us know, and don't forget to give them a like on Facebook!
Chloé, Archie and Winnie