According to a survey conducted by a restroom supply company, the Field Museum right here in Chicago has America's top bathroom. I've never been there, however I have seen the pictures on the www-internets and I suppose that you could say that it's nice. From the perspective of me - Hoagie The Dog - I don't think that I would categorize their's as #1. I feel that America's Top Bathroom is right in my backyard. Think about it (if you haven't already). First, my bathroom is wonderfully landscaped - roses, hostas, lillies, ferns, and all kinds of other stuff to make the bathroom experience all that more scenic. Field Museum poddy does not have that. My bathroom has a large elm tree in the corner for shade if needed. Field Museum poddy does not have that. My water closet also has a grape arbor - complete with grapes and a bench. Field Museum poddy does not have that. The Old Man can throw a ball to me in my bathroom. Can't do that in the Field Museum. I have a garage attached to my bathroom. The Field Museum parking garage is nowhere near the bathroom. Design error on their part.
I will admit that there are two downsides to my bathroom arrangement. #1: Privacy is a bit of an issue. I am exposed to the gawking of family, neighbors, strangers in cars, birds and squirrels as I do my business. It's a bit awkward, but remember, I have a grape arbor - so it's take the good with the bad. #2: Cleanliness. I will allow that the Field Museum poddy probably gets cleaned a bit more often than mine. You should see my place after a melting of a major snow that has been on the ground for a while. Not pretty.
I am hoping that next year, my bathroom will receive its proper acknowledgement among America's best and all will be right with the world of bathroom surveys.