Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

double whippets

Lulu and Sofia, in matching jackets.

Lucian Freud's whippet, Pluto

"Double Portrait", included in the recent show at MoMA (the real painting is considerably larger). Freud: much gentler in rendering dogs than people.

Monday, March 17, 2008


trotting through Park Slope with short, frisky steps, one wire-haired dachshund.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

brindle on brindle

OK, so maybe what the girl is wearing is really called "camouflage". And the dog's name is Lua.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

west village shag

Double-click on the photo to enlarge it and experience the full dazzle of early spring sunbeam on shaggy here.

Friday, March 14, 2008

I'm sorry, can you repeat that?

I don't know if this incredibly odd-looking/adorable dog is named Marti after the Cuban writer...all I could think was that she could also very likely be named after Radio Marti, the U.S. radio station that blasts propaganda at Cuba. I mean...look at those ears. They're clearly velveteen-covered satellite dishes.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

nervously waiting outside gourmet garage

So awful that dogs don't understand "I'll be back." They get all panicky. No sense of object constancy. Some people have this problem, too.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

this is woody

and this, according to their owner, is his girlfriend dulce

If the owner envisions her dogs as a couple, how does she see her relationship to them? As the mother-in-law? The third in a menage? Housekeeper/valet? Third wheel?

dulce is very friendly

is in fact quite a snugglebunny

even with virtual strangers

woody is maybe not very much in favor of this

Although: who knows. This is just a dumb human analysis. He could just as easily be mouthing off about the beautiful weather, the intolerable dryness of his rightmost toepad on his left foreleg, the cozy feel of his purple jacket or something else entirely, based on a way of perception and understanding that we cannot begin to imagine.

whatever was going on, he certainly had a lot to say about it


Sunday, March 2, 2008

oh sadie you're so fine

and you and your owner make a nice pair