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!
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; Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue and Animal Haven.