By Robyn Larson McCarthy
What better place for a literary terrier and his coffee-loving people to write and relax than the Wired Puppy--a specialty coffee and tea bar where the computer and wifi access is free, the brews have names like Sweet Puppy Love and Hair of the Dog, and anything breakable is above tail-wagging height. For most dogs, that is. Owner Donna Vaillancourt says she's had customers bring in a St. Bernard, a wolfhound, and a mastiff, and a Rhodesian ridgeback named Blue is a regular.
Sipping a cup of French-pressed Ethiopian Idido brew, I decided the coffee at this place ranks among the best I've tasted anywhere. Chaucer and his new buddy Coco were making too much noise munching biscuits from The Boy to pay much attention to the murmurs of approval.
"This is such a dog-friendly town," Vaillancourt says of Provincetown, where she's been a full-timer for the last decade after making what she calls a "graceful exit" from corporate America. "A large number of residents have at least two dogs." Bring yours on in the next time you're in the area--Coco will be watching out the window for you.
This review was adapted from ChaucerSeesAmerica.com.