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Cash Is Good

It was with some trepidation that I entered into the space of work styles for a completely unscientific sampling of the taboo topic of what we like getting from our clients at the end of the year.

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A Time to Weep, and a Time to Laugh; A Time to Mourn, and a Time to Dance

We call him “Mr. Happy”.

A terrible misfortune has befallen his humans in the last few weeks so Daisy and I are taking care of the dog. “My heart goes out to you,” I emailed them. “Words fail me.”

Given the impotence their friends and family are feeling, I feel lucky to have the dog.

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Sex and the City Dog

“That’s disgusting,” a woman said one cold morning on the Promenade. Marie and I looked around. Did one of the dogs have diarrhea? It took us about 45 seconds to figure out what she was talking about. Daisy was humping Tuppence.

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Woof Waffe

The first time I met Allen, he bit me in the face. In military parlance, a “dog fight” is two or more planes in harrowing chase through the skies. I think the term came not from the dogfights that are to the death, but from play fighting. Knowing the distinction can make visiting the Hill […]

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Love Letter to Allen

The first time I met Allen, he bit me in the face.

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Flickr photo by Shelia Rose

Puggle Abused, Owner Arrested

A BHB Tipster points us to an item on the ASPCA website about a Brooklyn Heights woman arrested on August 11 for misdemeanor animal cruelty.   Francesca Sullivan’s ex-boyfriend discovered their puggle ( pug/beagle mix; similar to the one in photo), Ditto, to be in an emaciated condition when he returned the apartment they had shared.  […]

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Warf and Woof

Hermia, Daisy and I had taken Pickering home to DUMBO and were on our way to Hermia’s house, a straight shot down Hicks Street. Police tape barred our entrance at Clark and the cop asked me for I.D. when I told him I lived here. I offered him plastic bags and Milk Bones and he […]

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Man with Injured Dog in North Heights

From the BHB Inbox comes this dispatch from a regular at the Hillside Dog Park. Is it really a case of a man with a sick dog or something else? You decide: Just a heads-up to everyone: I spotted a young man hanging around outside the vet’s office at Cranberry and Hicks after hours this […]

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Wal-Pet? Local Retailer’s Reaction to NYCPet Coming to Clark Street

As we all know, NYCPet is stocking their shelves on Clark Street for an August opening. With four other pet stores within a four-block radius, I wondered if owners are nervous about the competition.

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The Sharks and the Jets: Part II

A couple of times a week I meet a new dog and fall into conversation with its owner. We can do this because our dogs have decided to tolerate each other and so, inevitably, our conversation turns to our dogs’ Dark Sides. If we venture into our dogs reactions to strangers, I lower my voice […]

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