We recently had dinner at an upscale restaurant, and to our surprise, it admitted a woman with a small dog ["Yes to outdoor doggie dining," Editorial, June 3]. She told the hostess that it was a service dog. We saw no visible need for the dog. She had the dog on her lap for most of the meal, playing with it and feeding it from the table.

Oddly, on Sunday at an outdoor bar and grill, someone had a dog on the counter where people had their drinks and food.

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If the proposed law passes, restaurants will be able to choose to permit animals, the same way some hotels can. I just hope it isn't made into a law that would require all eating establishments to comply.

Kathleen Culkin, Yaphank