Wednesday, August 5, 2009

animals with animals

Cuter than babies pushing baby carriages containing babies is animals carrying stuffed animals. This senior citizen was not about to let go of her soiled, well-loved plush charge.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

true love waits

Four month-old particolored Schnauzer Sophie has big shoes to fill, say her owners. Their much-beloved previous dog, also a Schnauzer, died this past February 13 at age 14. The next day, Valentine's Day, they passed by a pet store on Christopher Street and saw five Schnauzer puppies in the window. But it was too soon. Six weeks later, they went back to the pet store and only one puppy remained: Sophie. "She was there and she was waiting for us." They took her home.

Monday, April 13, 2009

teeny tiny tyson

"Put me down! Put me down! Put me down!" Brindle pitbull Tyson did not much like being scooped up as if he were a teensy Malteser and tried to wheedle his way back onto a dignified all-fours stance by kissing the faces of his owner Anthony (left) and Anthony's best friend Louis.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

wallflowers of a feather

Perhaps you have seen this fellow around. No? No, probably not. You probably just walked by him, busy txting. OK, how can I decribe him. So he likes stripes. I think he's got a beard, maybe a moustache. Dog looks a lot like him. Has a thing for accessories. Do you know the guy I mean? Fond of greenery, also flowers. Brights! He likes brights! Like, combinations of brights. And flowers, and greenery, and accessories. Like, all at the same time. Has a dog, in the same palette. No? OK. Um...his name is Ms. Colombia, Queen of the Supremes. Did I mention he has unusual hair? It's sort of...well, I don't think it's natural. I think he dyes it or maybe it's a wig. I can't believe you don't know who I'm talking about. Whatever, I guess it makes sense; I mean, there are just so many people in the city and sometimes you're distracted and also some people just don't stand out.

p.s. Did I mention he carries a dog? Named Cariño. And Ms. Colombia stresses that the dog's hair is dyed with food color, and that it washes out easily, every time the little guy gets washed, which is approximately every two weeks.

p.p.s. Happy Spring from the Muttropolitan Diarist. And Cariño.

border terrier to go

This is Chico, a frisky border terrier (is that redundant?) of six or seven years. His owner, Lourdes, says he's "a character. He sings when I sing. He loves to ride. When he gets tired of walking he just climbs right up on you." Freedom and security. The best of both worlds.