Age: 2 years old
Profile/history: My parents were engaged and decided they wanted to add a pup to the family. Mom is a teacher and she has the summers off, so they found me and she spent lots of time with me and taught me how to be a well-behaved pup over summer vacation. My parents actually just got married in August in a beautiful ceremony in Deer Valley, UT and I served as the flower girl! See?
Daily routine: On weekdays, I’ll wake up early and play with my toys while Mom and Dad get ready for work. My dog walkers stop by later on to take me for strolls through the neighborhood and the park. During our walks, I also have a chance to socialize with my friends and my many boyfriends including, but not limited to: Oscar, Crosby, Will, Boomer, and Duncan. Hi guys!! When Mom gets home, we’ll play some more and then go sit downstairs on the bench in front of our building to wait for Dad. We eat dinner together as a family and then Dad and I generally stay up late watching sports. I like to make my weekends leisurely with long brunches, trips to the 79th Street Greenmarket, and long walks in the park.
Loves: Attention – hence, my entourage of boyfriends.
Does not love: When Mom watches “The Bachelor” and it takes attention from me. Also baths.
Favorite store/business on the UWS: I love Book Culture on Columbus. The staff are always eager to dole out treats and belly rubs. I’m a literary pupper, so after I’ve had a snack behind the register, I’ll browse the shelves for new fiction and maybe a biography or two.
Favorite treat: Cheese! Chevre spread on a cracker with a bit of wildflower honey on top. A nice hunk of jarlsberg toasted on some bread and dipped into a steamy bowl of tomato soup. A ripe, baked camembert with a funky-tasting rind paired with an earthy glass of red wine.
Favorite park spot: I love spending time in Central Park, especially around 81st Street.
What are your favorite genres and books? Mom and I are both voracious readers. During the summer it might be light beach reads like “Less” by Andrew Sean Greer and during the colder months, we might try out a collection of short stories like “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri. I’m also dipping my toe into the mystery genre these days with Nancy Drew classics like “The Secret of Red Gate Farm” and “The Clue in the Diary” by Carolyn Keene. Thrilling reads on cold winter’s nights!
If West Side Rag readers are interested in becoming pet owners, we encourage you to consider adopting or volunteering to be a foster parent with one of the many shelters and nonprofits based in and around New York City. These include but aren’t limited to: Muddy Paws Rescue; Animal Lighthouse Rescue; Animal Care Centers of NYC; NYC ASPCA; Humane Society of New York; Bideawee; Social Tees; and Animal Haven.