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  • StudioBrooklyn

    “Most of the dog people are selfish jerks”

    That sounds like a somewhat unscientific proclamation, one you might want to withdraw. And anecdotally, it contradicts my experience even before I count myself among the “dog people”, since I regularly care for friends’ dogs in the neighborhood—an activity which puts me into regular contact with a larger sample of “dog people” than you, I’d wager.

    Also anecdotally, with far less hesitation I would walk around with a razor sharp umbrella and skewer people who make threats of violence against other people’s pets. And they’d lose more than an eye.

  • Dog

    I hope you get bit by this dog

  • lois

    Yes, I thought the same thing but apparently the type of muzzle the dog has or the way it was applied did not prevent the dog from barking or from biting. It boils down to this: the people who adopted this dog think they are doing the right thing for the dog, but are they? After spending “thousands of dollars” on the dog and psychologists and medication, the dog is still a threat and I do not believe it is in the best interest of the dog or the neighborhood for this dog to remain here. Find a better place for the dog where the dog will also be happier. Thank you.

  • Greg

    Drop the melodrama, please.

  • Greg

    Enough childishness. You’re an adult and should know how to communicate like one. You’re not doing anyone here, including the original person who had the problem, any good with your inane, toothless internet hostility.

    There’s a real discussion here you’re not contributing to.

  • Diesel

    Yes the city has alway been a struggle for me. My humans do have a house in the country and built a large fenced yard for me, I do like it better there.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I’d get completely licked. LICKED.

  • Diesel

    Partially correct, My human mom is not the one who usually escorts me, she’s not really in charge. However, My human dad is in charge as I know he can kick my butt.

  • Diesel

    “thing”? I do take that as a put down.

  • Andrew Porter
  • Andrew Porter

    Google “climate versus weather”.

  • Andrew Porter

    I was attacked on the Promenade by several dogs off-leash a few years ago. Very scary, and the owner saw no reason to obey the law and have them leashed.

  • Andrew Porter

    Uh, do you really believe that a dog is commenting to you here?

  • Andrew Porter

    A few days late, it’s time to post another Old BH Postcard. This is captioned, “The Beautiful Fish Grill and Oyster Bar, Hotel St. George,” which I never heard of. Looks like a coffee shop to me. Anyone?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d66d9433945c478aa698c24834c2dafb26187eec60c9f91a77600d2ab963e919.jpg

  • Andrew Porter

    Breaking news! Thursday, during the heatwave before the Polar Bomb or Vortex or whatever got here, I saw a 6-foot-long metal serving table being loaded into the former Starbuck’s space on Montague. Delivery guy said the owner had bought it.

    Can we surmise that there’s a new restaurant of some sort going in there?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Montague has gone back and forth on its pendulum a lot in the last several years. Right now they’re somewhere on a “good” swing.

    I’ll also vouch for the quality of the bagels from Atlantic Street Bagels (on their eponymous street’s corner with Clinton). Their service, though, is on its own pendulum swinging between “friendly” and “uninterested”.

  • lois

    Many dogs just don’t do well in the city. I have had that experience with border collies – most of them were bred to “work” and to “herd” so they really do want to do that type of work.

  • lois

    Of course not, but since this woman has chosen to speak for her dog, I am answering in this way.

  • lois

    Yes, dogs always choose which person will be the “pack leader” and respond to them. However, with training, they should respect all their “walkers”

  • lois

    This whole thread reminds me of a joke I saw a while back – when some extraterrestrials go back to report on what they found on earth, they reported that it was a strange place where humans were led around by animals, not the reverse. Let’s put this thread to bed, now and move on. Thanks.

  • DIBS

    Thanks for the mansplaining. It was sarcasm.

  • DIBS

    And you can be many things yourself.

  • DIBS
  • Brixtony

    You first

  • Dog Kebob

    Right. Quell any dissent to the narrative that all dogs are playful and all people that speed on the sidewalks with electric bikes are just trying to make a living. Im left with no choice but to defend myself from either one when walking on a public sidewalk. I hope you are all bit by this viscious animal and injured by an ahole delivering alpo from the cadman diner to a fat selfish customer. I have a taxpaying citizen right to be on that sidewalk. Dogs do not. Delivery men on bikes do not. Keep your narrative going ang get yourself a roll of gauze and band aids.

  • lois

    There is a part of The Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal that looks like this. It’s called a “bar” and not a restaurant.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Yeah wow it’s a deadringer.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7nPOzGeyaw Arch Stanton

    If ever see you try to hurt my or anyone else’s dog, I’ll take that umbrella away from you and turn you into a popsicle.

  • Reggie

    Oo-o-oh! It was sarcasm! Is that like when a story ends with, “But then I woke up. It had all just been a dream.”?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    “I have a taxpaying citizen right to be on that sidewalk. Dogs do not.”

    Dogs don’t pay taxes so they don’t get to use the sidewalks, huh? OK. How about children? Tourists from other countries? Birds? Insects? And would those be the sidewalks on Monroe Place by any chance? If so, I have a couple follow-up questions…