SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
The dogs of Munich

Friday, Jan 10, 2014

* I spent some time in Munich over the break. I went to college there for a year, so it was cool to see how the place had changed.

We also went to the spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle. I’d never been there, and despite the very long walk up the hill, the view was most definitely worth it…

* One of the things that really stood out for me was the number of German dogs who accompanied their owners to places that American dog owners are never allowed to bring their pets.

We walked into the Hofbräuhaus and there was a dog kicking back at his beer-drinking owner’s feet. It’s a naturally accepted thing over there. People bring their dogs everywhere and it’s just no big deal. Heck, there were even two dogs at the Louis Vuitton store (and, no, I didn’t buy anything there).

I think the Deutches Museum was the only place where I saw a “No Pets” sign. Every other spot was cool with animals, and they all behaved quite well.

Maybe that’s the difference. American dog owners are kinda notorious for letting their dogs get a little too rambunctious in public. Same goes for their kids.

* Oscar the Puppy is often a bit too enthusiastic in public, and his breed is infamous for joyously jumping on people by way of a greeting. So we have to keep a close eye on the little guy when he goes anywhere outside the grounds of the International Headquarters.

But he sure wasn’t raucous when we picked him up Monday evening. The poor thing was exhausted from playing with his puppy pals almost non-stop for two weeks. He slept all the way home, then went right to bed.

* Oscar is pretty much fully recovered today, but he was still tuckered out yesterday when I took this video

One day, I’m gonna take that puppy to the Hofbräuhaus.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


19 Comments
  1. - William j Kelly - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 2:14 pm:

    Hes ein guter kleiner hund!


  2. - PoolGuy - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 2:23 pm:

    been wanting to go to that very castle for like 30+ years now. jealous. think the Disney castle is kinda modelled on that one.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 2:28 pm:

    Oscar rules …

    I look forward to heading to Europe in 2 years or so, for about 3 weeks, and Munich is on the list of a “multi-day stop”.

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. - G'Kar - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 2:41 pm:

    The train ride from Munich to Salzburg is pretty spectacular and Salzburg itself is a great little city.


  5. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 2:45 pm:

    lol Thank you, Rich, for locating your HQ in the US and particularly in Illinois. And what an interesting “cast of characters” you have working there with you. :)


  6. - Skeeter - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 2:55 pm:

    Other than going inside to eat, Michigan Ave. in Chicago is remarkably dog friendly, even for large dogs.

    Off the top of my head, the following on or very near Michigan Ave. are OK with dogs: Best Buy (Hancock), Neiman Marcus, Apple Store, Ferragamo, Coach, Zegna, and Orvis (outdoor gear, Ontario just east of Michigan). I believe that Tiffany was also dog friendly, but I haven’t had any reason to go in there the past few years so I really don’t recall.

    I’m sure there are others, but those are the ones we are in often. Of those, Neiman Marcus, Apple Store and Orvis really stand out as being the most welcoming. The others are tolerant.

    And during the summer, there is a long list of outdoor cafes that are dog-friendly in that general area.


  7. - Huh? - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    What you have to do is get a diagnosis for some strange disease that requires a service dog. Then get Oscar names as your service dog. Once that is done, you can take him anywhere.

    Obviously the emotional trauma of dealing with Illinois politics for so long should be enough to get a mental health professional to sign off.


  8. - Joan P. - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:07 pm:

    It’s exhausting being so cute!


  9. - Original Rambler - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:42 pm:

    So Oscar gets a roadtrip to Rosemont!?! :-D

    I heartily recommend a trip to Oktoberfest sometime if you haven’t done so already. 2014 will be 40 years for me and I still yearn to return.


  10. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:45 pm:

    === recommend a trip to Oktoberfest===

    Been there, done that, neo-nazi terrorists bombed the place that year. That hasn’t kept me from going back, btw. I just preferred living in Munich without those crazy fest mobs.


  11. - Bemused - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:46 pm:

    The wife and I were in Germany in 2008. Rented a car in Stuttgart and drove down to see Neuschwanstien Castle, very impressive. Have to wonder what it would have looked like had it been finished. We did not do the walk up the hill. Did not want to test my med ins overseas. Even the ride up and down was on the hair raising side. Thought about going to see his dads castle on the other hill but passed on the idea. Lot of fun on the autobahn, doing about 160-170 kph at times.


  12. - OneMan - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:48 pm:

    One of the highlights for me was The Deutches Museum (sort of like the Museum Of Science And Industry on steroids) also would recommend a trip to Klositer Andechs when you go back, really good beer. One beer magazine listed it in it’s top 10 beer things to do…


  13. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:04 pm:

    ===Klositer Andechs===

    Been there. Good stuff.


  14. - Just Me - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:12 pm:

    The only things the internet is good for is pictures of puppies and kittens.


  15. - FormerParatrooper - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:18 pm:

    Most places I have been overseas have been dog friendly, with the exception of the Middle East.

    Oscar is too cute. Love the pics and videos.


  16. - What's in a name? - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:21 pm:

    Oscar is making me want a dog. I must resist.


  17. - Jake From Elwood - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:33 pm:

    Wasn’t “Dogs of Munich” the title of the third Scorpions album?


  18. - Just The Way It Is One - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:42 pm:

    Oscar: “I know. NO PETS allowed–can ya believe THAT? And at only that ONE PLACE?!”

    Rich: “I agree, Oscar. THAT was ridiculous. Aw, you seem sad, and frustrated now thinkin’ back on it…Me too. I know, here–go ahead, TAKE it, ‘n have a little snack on me to cheer up, OK little Buddy?!”


  19. - Nearly Normal - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:47 pm:

    Thanks for the Oscar Fix! It has been too long since the last one.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* On this point, I agree with Pat Quinn
* Today's number: 26.8 percent
* Bills gets 10 years for red light scheme
* Mistakes happen
* Derren and Darwin Sorrells' arrest record
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Isikoff hacking scoop criticized
* Rauner says he won't be involved in Murphy replacement
* Duckworth ridiculed for ineffectiveness as she runs new ad
* Question of the day
* Illinois prison population drops 8.7 percent in two years
* Another attempt to explain the Trump phenomenon
* Rauner schooled on school funding
* Dem calls Rep. Kay "misogynist," Kay fires back
* Falling into his own trap
* They knew the odds were stacked against them going in
* Illinois wasn't the only hacked state elections board
* Putting these pieces together will require more than just "monologuing"
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Cable TV buys
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* BLU Products’ Pure XR is $299 and comes with impressive specs
* Another Galaxy Folder seemingly in the works
* Alphabet’s David Drummond leaves Uber’s board amid mounting competition
* LG releases V20 promo video complete with solid nav buttons
* The Touch Disease class action against Apple everyone’s been waiting for
* Sufferers of iPhone 6’s ‘Touch Disease’ may soon have a class action lawsuit
* Android Nougat Maintenance Releases get tagged with version numbers

* Eaton shakes off HBP; Lawrie remains in limbo
* Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million
* What a Knight! Fulmer hurls five perfect frames for Triple-A Charlotte
* Rodon rolls on to lead White Sox over M's
* 2 pitches, 3 outs: Sox execute efficient escape
* X-rays negative after Eaton HBP on right arm
* Rodon rolls on to lead White Sox over M's

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* IL Governor Bruce Rauner talks redistricting re.....
* Governor Rauner talks term limits and redistric.....
* Illinois bills aimed to help state's most vulne.....
* Gov. Rauner Outlines New Number One Priority - .....


* Illinois bike race marred by crashes when riders hit tacks
* Man arrested in triple-slaying in northwestern Indiana home
* University of Wisconsin-Madison is top party school in US
* The Latest: Autopsies show 3 died of multiple stab wounds
* Groups ask Clinton, Trump to support Great Lakes restoration
* Rauner vetoes $15 wage for caregivers, expanded child care
* Illinois elections system hack prompts FBI warning to states
* 1 man charged after Illinois State Police shooting
* Ex-Chicago official gets 10 years in red-light camera case
* Illinois bills aimed to help state's most vulnerable vetoed

* New law: No pensions for new county board members
* Rauner vetoes bill raising caregivers' minimum wage
* FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks; Illinois reported breach in July
* Thirty-year-old SNAP overpayments still being collected
* Despite budget warnings from Rauner, TRS board votes to lower investment estimates
* Progress on U.S. 67 sputters due to lack of funds
* New law makes insurance companies find, pay beneficiaries
* Decatur woman can petition to become nurse under new law
* Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot
* Comptroller hopefuls argue independence from Madigan, Rauner

* United's Munoz picks American Airlines president for co-pilot
* United names American Airlines exec as president
* Mondelez drops bid for Hershey
* Abbott's deal headaches go beyond bad luck
* Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment


* First glimpse of Joffrey Ballet’s new ‘Nutcracker’ via YouTube
* Sen. Kwame Raoul: Elected school board bill needs tweaking
* Is it World Series or bust for the Cubs this season?
* Man fatally shot in North Lawndale
* Eaton’s season in White Sox outfield good as gold
* Cubs notes: Maddon will be smart resting players for stretch run
* Brown: Rhymefest eager to discuss ‘whole other problem’ with Rahm
* When will Bears OLB Pernell McPhee be back in action?
* Editorial: A quarterback discovers a world bigger than football
* Last chance? Obama administration proposes health law fixes


* Illinois election officials say hack yielded information on 200,000 voters
* Clout no use to Julian Sergi, son of Mayor Daley's boss
* August most violent month in Chicago in nearly 20 years
* Pilots-for-hire cramming for test as age of drones arrives
* Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies and 'Willy Wonka,' dies at 83
* 2 slain nuns in Mississippi remembered for helping the needy
* Police: Man pulled from Lake Michigan near Montrose Harbor dies
* City insider given 10 years in prison for red light cameras scandal
* Aurora students, city, police plan discussion after 'uniquely tense summer'
* Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide, is leaving husband Anthony Weiner amid new sexting scandal


The widget AQL4JYGHIY powered by Feed Informer does not exist.


* Kathleen Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
* Their View: Shameful abandonment of Iraqi, Afghan allies
* New law: no pensions for new county board members
* Rauner vetoes bill raising caregivers' minimum wage
* FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks; Illinois reported breach in July
* Thirty-year-old SNAP overpayments still being collected
* Heather Eagleton: Ending 'step therapy' puts patients first
* Angie Muhs: The ups and downs of online comments
* Bernard Schoenburg: Davis, GOP quick to attack independent Gill
* Statehouse Insider: Do we hafta put all of that money into pensions?


* N-G prep football top 10 (Aug. 30)
* 2016 prep football essays: Salt Fork's Caleb Fauver
* Tate: What happened to scheduling cupcakes?
* UI roundup: Women's basketball schedule released
* UPDATE: All lanes of I-74 open following crash
* UPDATE: Eastbound I-74 opens following crash
* Illinois bike race marred by crashes when riders hit tacks
* Crash closes I-74 near I-57 interchange
* Farmers can’t make hay in rainy summer; soybeans more prone to disease
* Decatur schools to dismiss early Tuesday


* Bears clear Miller, Royal for contact play
* A watery, half-full perspective on the start of another year in high school sports
* Chicago Cubs' Epstein still preaching perspective
* Marion airport terminal, behind schedule, to open this fall
* New U of Illinois chancellor will start work a little early

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* 3 Illinois cities receive federal grants t......
* 3 Illinois cities receive federal grants t......
* 3 Illinois cities receive federal grants t......
* 3 Illinois cities receive federal grants t......
* 3 Illinois cities receive federal grants t......

* Duckworth goes on the attack over free tra......
* Duckworth goes on the attack over free tra......

* Stephen Hawking. Does money matter?
* An ode to Sam’s.
* Cartoon of the Day - 8/29/16 Trump Chicago shooting
* Cartoon Of The Day
* Cartoon of the Day - 8/26/16 Trump bigotry
* Millennials & Their Children Face Massive Economic Hit If Climate Change Goes Unchecked
* State Election Systems Hacked, FBI Says
* 2016 RPAC Sterling Open draws more than 70 Major Investors to Springfield
* Chicago Elected School Board Bill To Be Revised, Illinois Senate Sponsor Says
* State Election Systems Hacked, FBI Says (UPDATED)


* Statement on Redistricting Referendum
* Rauner Administration Takes Action to Help Illinoisans Find Lost Life Insurance Money
* Illinois Residents Encouraged to Register for ‘The Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill - 'Drop, Cover and Hold On’ Drill Set for October 20
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Seeking Flexibility to Improve Delivery of Behavioral Health Care




      Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller