On my way home last night, I took a detour to visit the nearest thing I have to a local pub. It isn't on our Island, so "local" is a stretch, but it is one of the best pubs in Seattle. It is called the Beveridge Place. No, that is not a spelling mistake, it happens to be the name of the street where the pub sits. It doesn't serve food, but does allow you to bring your own, from many of the good restaurants nearby. I love the easy chairs and sofas as much as I like the beer, of which there is always a fantastic selection, especially IPA's which this region excels in. It was while sitting on the former drinking the latter that I noticed a well designed laminated leaflet sitting on the table. Not having my specs on, I thought it was a new drinks menu, so I picked it up, only to find out it was a list of rules for both dogs and dog owners, specifically for seeing eye dogs as they are called over here. It politely pointed out that, in fact, the newly upholstered furniture was not done for their benefit. I assume that they must have had a serious problem with dogs reclining on the easy chairs after a hard day's work. I know that guide dogs for the blind provide a wonderful service for their owners, but reading leaflets on pub tables probably isn't one of them.