Bringing out the beast.
Yes, I usually try to see both sides of every issue. I urge reasoned discourse. And I hate conflict.
But the Best City for Pet Traveler’s brackets over at Take Paws, the Go Pet Friendly blog, has stirred up my competitive juices.
Maybe it’s all those years watching my office get involved in March Madness and feeling excluded because I know nothing about college basketball. Or allowing other people to win games we were playing to keep their feelings from getting hurt.
All I know is I have a lot of trash talk stored up and it’s headed toward Sonoma, California which is going up against seaside resort Cape May, New Jersey (my nomination) for best city for pet travelers.
As I write this, Cape May is two votes down. So I need you to vote. And here are my best trash talkin’ reasons why.
Trash talk reason #1:
Choosing Sonoma California as the best city for pet travelers over Cape May, New Jersey is like pairing a Sebastiani Zinfandel with fish pie. (Don’t worry. If you don’t get it, those folks from Sonoma will. And they’ve been burned.)
Trash talk reason #2:
Sonoma, you’re hot and your mother dresses you funny.
Trash talk reason #3:
Search Google for Pet Friendly Sonoma and you’ll get 790,000 results. Search Google for Pet Friendly Cape May and you get 1,620,000 results. See, even a computer algorithm without a pet knows who the real winner should be.
The beast rests.
Okay, sure Sonoma has some things going for it: a great mediterranean climate, beautiful scenery, and is the birthplace of the American wine industry.
But Cape May has it all. Dog-friendly beaches. Outdoor dining venues with puppy treats and water bowls. Miniature golf that allows your dogs on the greens. And loads of pet-friendly houses, hotels, and bed and breakfasts.
The beast wakes.
Sonoma is going down. And as I write this, they’re still asleep.
So make a stealth attack. Go to the brackets at Go Pet Friendly and vote for Cape May, New Jersey. And while you’re there, check out all the other great towns nominated as pet-friendly.
Except Sonoma, California. I’ve heard they have fleas.