Yesterday, we noticed an everyday occurrence in Montclair Village: a trusty steed waited patiently for its master, who was grabbing coffee or running errands nearby.
The bike racks frequently serve as modern-day hitching posts for dogs, not all that different from saddled horses. Their owners arrive in town with their best buddies and tie them safely to these inverted-U posts.
This cute pooch, who had been secured to one of the racks, was well-behaved and friendly as the world passed by. We couldn’t resist a quick hello here and the dog reciprocated.
While hanging out, the steed eventually resorted to a sidewalk nap. We didn’t clock how long this particular dog was hitched, though we believe a half-hour passed until the master returned.
These hitched dogs come and go all day, along Mountain Boulevard and Antioch Court. To us, they are Montclair Village’s goodwill ambassadors.