Watch out for that park bench!

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Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential

This was the sight I was met with, when returning to the office this afternoon.

A patron, of our local coffee shop, had carefully tied her pooch up to the park bench located directly outside of the shop.

Unknown to her, this was not one of the city's park benches, designed for strength and durability, rather it was a faux bench, purchased by the coffee shop and placed outside their storefront, for the sitting and sipping pleasure of their patrons.

Infortunately, said park bench was, as many things are today, made of a lightweight, formable plastic.  The bench looked kinda real... was the right colour... had wood grain imbedded in the plastic.  But where it counts...

Little sir doggie caught sight of something that made him want to chase... It could have been another dog, a squirrel, a little butterfly... who knows.  Sir Doggie made the mad dash across the street, with plastic park bench in tow.  He barely missed getting hit by traffic, and the bench when it became wedged at the curb across the street, quickly allowed his leash to slide off.

His owner went running down the street after little Sir Doggie (as I've since named him)... I hope she finds him.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois

   

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Reminds me of the Will & Grace episode where Demi Moore walks into a packed coffee shop and asks who tied their dog to the park bench outside. “Well, whoever you are, you don’t deserve a dog, so I let it go.” A guy gets up and runs outside, leaving an empty table where Demi can now sit.

October 31, 2010 06:09 AM
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Russel - I don't remember that one... but it's funny.. typical of Will & Grace's writers.

October 31, 2010 10:37 AM
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Donne Knudsen
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Alan - I just saw this one and started cracking up.  Earlier tonight, I thought instead of locking the fur babies upstairs during the whole trick or treating chaos (we have sooo many kids and the doorbell rings constantly for hours) that I would tie them up to the coffee table and the end tables (we have three fur babies).

After the first sound of the doorbell, my Joie (60lb springer spaniel) took off with one of the end tables (I thought they were heavier).  Needless to say, I didn't think that one out thoroughly.

October 31, 2010 10:53 PM
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Donne - we often underestimate their strength.

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Alan - OY VEY!!!  It was funny!  Thank goodness there was nothing breakable on the end table (just some papers and a file I was working on).  I truly thought the table was heavier because it is solid wood with a heavy wood top and there was a basket on the shelf (under the top) that was full of magazines (heavy).  Guess he is a strong little bugger.  Needless to say, I switched him to the other side of the coffee table from Dawson (90lb Golden Retriever) and moved my little Sadie (20lb Corgi) to the end table.

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