In all of my three and a half years, I can't ever remember sweeter weather. Yeah baby, this summer has been the bombdiggity for an ever-ready patio-romping girl like me.

In all of my three and a half years, I can't ever remember sweeter weather. Yeah baby, this summer has been the bombdiggity for an ever-ready patio-romping girl like me.

Because let's face it, more than anything, I just love to party naked outside. I do. Luckily there's plenty of cool places in Columbus that can hang with me like that, and Boss makes sure I get to visit them. Uh huh, Boss knows how to treat a lady.

Of course, I'm not fooling myself that every nibble and drinkie spot can deal with a good-timing smokin' mama like me. So sure, I see a few friendly bars hold a "Pups on the Patio" or a special "Muttini" evening or occasionally toss around some Frosty Paw treats (which are too damn freezing to eat) - but deep down I know wild-thing free spirits like me are just too much for your everyday outdoor-dining Ohioan.

I mean, I'll shake it and I won't hold back. I'm a natural born hottie, a power magnet for hugs and kisses. I rock it hard, baby.

Yeah, I can be too hot to handle, that's why I have to be conscientious enough not to disturb other (boring) people's dinners, so sometimes I distance myself a few feet off when Boss toasts the night away. I'm not saying I don't get my ya-yas out - I do - but I'm considerate and careful of where and how I do it.

Because though things are always getting looser for live wires in Columbus, it's still not, say, Paris, where we tail-wagging crazytown types are fully welcomed into some of the best restaurants.

You see, over there my howl-at-the-moon Frenchie sisters have managed to refashion their shackles of party-girl intolerance into beautifully bejeweled collars. I can only hope for that kind of forward thinking over here someday.

Anyway, that's what I was ruminating on when I decided to list some of those cool patios where I was able to party down - or at least near - this summer.