4-Legged Ladies

I had a very interesting morning yesterday.

I met 3 new dogs.

One was Norma, a pit the size of a cannon at the Park’s Le Pain Quotidian awaiting her mistress who was getting coffee. apbtzeke2 You can’t mistake a pit really, even from the back, since their hips and legs are very distinctive. They look a bit like coffee tables that travel. She was holding a patient vigil when I came up beside her. I noticed at once she had a long scar across her right side.

Turns out Norma was rescued from a ring and her scar was from fighting. My heart naturally flung open like a trapdoor. She let me pet her beneath her chin nudging me for more when I stopped. My eyes got teary…couldn’t help it. We had much in common Norma and me. We both carry scars that didn’t kill us.

Then Georgie Girl, the actor Jim Dale’s Doberman (played Barnum on Broadway, Dale not the dog), came over to flirt with Norma. “I guess you like women with a little meat on them, huh Georgie,” I said, then remembering she was a girl too. I love how she never takes her big, brown eyes off her master for one minute. Not that I blame her…he is a very handsome guy in his mid 60s. Some men, they just get better with age, like hunks of good cheddar.

Last but not least we have Tux, a black and white Portuguese Water Dog who looks like she was made by Mattel. She’s so furry and cuddly not to mention funny. Tux likes to sit upright on the cafe chairs outside of Le Pain Q. Her owner, a retired chef named Marcel, yells at her to get down but Tux just comes right back looking as if she really is at a black tie affair.

I’ve been licking my wounds over a number of things so the attentions of Norma, Georgie and Tux took me right out of my gloom.

Funny how that happens.

They don’t call them man’s best friend for nothing.

Just a little New York tail to share on this first day of the New Year.


PS   Didn’t get photos of the other two dogs who said, not without make-up thank you very much.

I hear that.

About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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10 Responses to 4-Legged Ladies

  1. They all sound wonderful. Norma & Georgie Girl remind me of 2 old friends from different sides of the tracks. I am in love with the name Tux, it’s hilarious that she wears it so well. I am laughing just thinking about the face when told to get off the chair….hahaha. Great tail indeed this New Year morning!


  2. Jennifer says:

    loved this….. and norma too of course. happy new year, susannah. love anthony and jen


  3. D. D. Syrdal says:

    I don’t allow photos without makeup either. Love the “coffee table that travels”. 😀


  4. Vasca says:

    Warm tail to begin this day…lovely!


  5. Patricia says:

    You meet the most interesting non-people.


  6. Rob says:

    It’s hard to believe that morons are still organising dog fights in the twenty-first century. Civilisation is a very thin veneer.


  7. backonmyown says:

    I find it very touching the way you love the dogs and relate to their scars and pain.


    • I do…they are so noble no matter what they’ve been through. So glad you ordered the Anne Lamott book. I’m rereading all of her nonfiction. I’m in the throes of Operating Instructions about when she was pregnant. Her candor laced with silliness is like fresh air.


  8. backonmyown says:

    PS…I ordered the Anne Lamott book today.


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