"Parisian restaurants were very different from American eateries. It was such fun to go into a little bistro and find cats on the chairs, poodles under the tables or poking out of women's bags, and chirping birds in the corner." - My Life in France by Julia Child
I love this line because it reminds of this French woman I met two Christmases ago in Louisville (Kentucky). I was standing outside of her shop with my dog (Christmas window shopping) and she said, "Come in! Come in! I'm French! In my country dogs go everywhere." Needless to say, I have never forgotten that and look forward to seeing it myself one day when I visit France.