It's always a happy day when a new copy of Tea Time lands in the mailbox, and I'm always eager to see what they have in store in the new issue. This time, however, there was a feature that gave me pause.
It's called "Doggie Days of Summer," and it suggests that you "bring your human friends and their favorite pooches together for an afternoon of tea and backyard fun." There's even a recipe for dog treats included. Now the cute little fellow in the background of the photo above looks a bit like a friend of mine's beloved Boston Terrier that I got to play with one week when I house-sat for her some years back, and indeed, tennis balls like those on display were some of his favorite toys. But … at a tea party? I think their heart's in the right place, but I don't think I would be comfortable with this idea unless it involved some neighbors whose dogs were already familiar with each other. What do you all think about the idea?
On a more traditional note, there's a lovely feature by Jane Pettigrew on tea places in Yorkshire that has me longing to book a trip. So, have you read the new Tea Time yet? If so, what caught your eye?