Downtown Dog

These photos are courtesy of a young artistic acquaintence of mine named Madeleine. Apparently, she was out at Bitten Bistro on Jan. 27 with friends. While heading over to O’Hanlon’s Pub later to do some dancing (which, as anyone who knows Madeleine can attest, she loves to do) she came across a bundle of prairie dogs that had been dropped off at a downtown office building for pick-up by eager readers the next morning.

I just thought it looked so cute, she said to me in a follow-up email, so she took these two photos. “Lonely” and “forlorn” are two other adjectives that come to mind. But such is the state of downtown nightlife in Regina where the vast majority of residents shun the supposed heart of their city and are contemptuous of efforts to revitalize the area. Fortunately, Madeleine (and our magazine) aren’t among them.

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

14 thoughts on “Downtown Dog”

  1. Oh and Barb: nope, those papers will be destined for a counter top.

    I love the photos Greg. Tip of the hat to your friend.

  2. Actually, I’m going to qualify my “true” with an “arguably”. This place is changing quickly and it’s better than it used to be in some ways. Don’t know if most people are contemptuous of downtown development. Need polling data.

  3. Well, gosh, if it’s polling data you want, you actually DO HAVE a pd poll; just scrape off the CPP moss and ask your questions.

  4. Okay, new poll this afternoon but it won’t be about downtowns. I’m saving that for another day.

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