Age: Almost 3 – just a few weeks until February 23rd!
Breed: Wheaten Terrier Poodle Mix.
Profile/history: My parents got me as a young pup and we spent our early years together living in the West Village before moving to the Upper West Side. I love the new neighborhood – two beautiful parks, lots of friendly children, great food. What more could a pup desire?
Daily routine: It’s a new routine each day! Twice a week, I’ll spend my day at Dog Days of New York while Mom and Dad are at work. I’m always so excited to see my friends that I end up dragging them halfway there. On Mondays and Wednesdays we head to Riverside Park. It’s always a pleasure to walk by the 91st Street Community Garden and admire all of the colorful flowers and plants. Did you know that a group called The Garden People are responsible for all the impressive landscaping work and diligent care of that garden? On Fridays, we’ll spend time exploring Central Park and on Spring and Summer weekends, I like to kick back and enjoy a refreshing beverage at Ellington in the Park.
Loves: Street meat: the canine version. The streets of New York offer a veritable multi-course tasting menu to all foodie pups.
Does not love: The big cow outside Schatzie the Butcher on W. 98th and Broadway. Aaack!!
Favorite store/business on the UWS: I think the neighborhood really shines in the summer when everyone is outside eating at cafes. I love grabbing a scoop of vanilla ice cream at Van Leeuwen or waiting patiently for pizza crusts to fall from a plate at Sirenetta.
Favorite treat: Chicken and bagels.
Favorite park spot: The dog run at W. 86th Street and Riverside. I’ve been improving my fetch game lately. I used to just grab the ball and run away with it until someone sat me down and explained the objective of the game. You’re supposed to bring it back. That really blew my mind.
What’s your go to bagel shop and order: I’m a loyal patron of Absolute Bagels on W. 108th and Broadway. My favorite bagel order is a little on the heavy side, but still delicious. It would include an everything bagel topped with cream cheese, lox, and bacon. A flavor explosion!
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I know this dog! She also loves pie and Hanukkah food, and dislikes Steve L.
Publish more of these funny, cute stories! They make me laugh.
Unlike Jeff and Ellen, some on the UWS value real stories about real people. Too much fluff here – not sure Olive was even interviewed for the piece.
Also, the WSR community should know that poster Jeff is a known cat sympathizer – in the eternal battle between cats vs. dogs, he’s playing for both teams. No wonder he roots for the Yankees AND the Mets!
Dear Concerned Citizen, I like the cut of yor jib.
Dear Jeff – and I like the cut of yours.
Hey, at least he root, root, roots for the HOME team(s).
Unlike a certain mayor who is a known Red Sox fan. Can you imagine such a thing? The mayor of NYC a Red Sox fan….(shudder).
Forget politics, that should be more than enough reason to run him out of town.:)
What a cutie!
Curious, what canine version of street meat is Ollie eating? Grilled halal chicken from a cart? Random food found on the ground? Neither seems particularly dog-safe. What am I (and my dog) missing?
She’s been known to target the taco truck on 96th and Broadway, but she doesn’t discriminate; any scraps outside of Halal Guys, bar food from Dive Bar, whatever she can get.
Olive is absolutely adorable – what a face! What breeder did she come from if you don’t mind my asking.
She came from S’Wheaten Your Life in Sterling, CT!
Thanks for replying. I’m going to check them out. I want a pup like Olive!!!!
Is it true that Olive has a sibling in NYC from the same litter? I swear I have seen an indentical dog in the Halloween Dog Parade downtown?
That is likely her sister Waffle who lives downtown!!
What I wouldn’t give for footage of Olive versus “Ol’ Bess”!
Hi Lilach — This is fun. I didn’t realize that is Olive, who lives in my building!
SBG, you live in Olive’s building now!