By Carol Tannenhauser
The pup in the above photograph is waiting patiently for its owner to pick it up at Bustan restaurant, 487 Amsterdam Avenue, between 83rd and 84th Streets, since Saturday, 9/10 at dinner time. It has no collar.
“I’m told the restaurant will hold him for now,” Priscilla Greene wrote to the Rag. “He looks like a senior so I’m worried if he winds up with animal control.”
The phone number of Bustan is 212.595.5050.
Update: Blue, which is the little dog’s name, had quite an afternoon, culiminating in a meal of hummus and falafel, after which he and his owner were joyously reunited. It turns out Blue lives right around the corner from Bustan, on West 83rd Street, and had bolted out two hours earlier when his owner opened the door. He turned up under a table at Bustan, where he won the hearts of the staff, who were deciding who would take him home after the manager called 311 and was told that nothing could be done. Blue was put in the dining shed while his future was debated, and that’s where his owner spotted him, literally, the doggie in the window.