After a short summertime hiatus, Pupper West Side has returned to deliver your weekly doggy dispatch. Tune in every Tuesday morning and get to know your neighborhood pups.
By A. Campbell
Good morning! I’m Marlie, a 2.5-year-old labradoodle known around the city for my impossibly long eyelashes (*bats eyelashes rapidly) and my ombre coat. The color of my coat is actually known as “parti” – a mixture of a white base coat and spots of other colors, a pattern produced by a recessive gene. Considering my birthday is on December 31st — New Year’s Eve — it’s only fitting that I’ve become known as a “parti gal”.
I live with my mom and each night, I’ll sleep in my bed until, like clockwork, around 5 a.m. each morning I’ll bark twice which is my way of asking permission to jump up with her. She always welcomes me and we’ll snooze for the next two hours before rising and heading to Central Park for off-leash hours and exercise.
Later on, after Mom’s gotten some work done, I’ll accompany her on errands. I tend to treat every day as if it’s Halloween, so you can find me “trick-or-treating” up and down Columbus Avenue at each of the local stores that I happen to know stashes a jar of dog treats behind the counter. Pet Market, Paper Source and of course, Benefit Brow and Lash Bar are all frequent stops.
I have two major weaknesses – one good and one bad. The bad weakness, is that I am prone to extreme motion sickness the minute I get inside a car. The good weakness is cheese. Or rather, dairy products of any kind. Given those two weaknesses, one of my favorite things to do is to stay close to home and sample the delicious delicacies of our neighborhood. Some of my favorite places to pick up treats include Solid State and Blue Bottle Coffee as well as a scoop of vanilla ice cream from Van Leeuwen.
My friendliness with other pups and people makes me well-suited to (dog-friendly) cafe life, so I enjoy spending time socializing at Black Lab Cafe or Boris & Horton, in the East Village. Keep an eye out for me in line at Solid State and Van Leeuwen and be sure to say hello!
If you think your pup deserves a shot at neighborhood fame, we encourage you to reach out to Audrey at email@example.com to be considered for a future profile on West Side Rag and follow your fellow Pupper West Sider’s adventures on Instagram at @pupper_west_side_uws
If 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.