Category Archives: animals

Things That Make Me Laugh

Fred the cat, being given a special citation by the New York City Police Department for his undercover work in a sting operation. Patrick, the cat next door, who will only eat Ben and Jerry’s, Chunky Monkey, no other flavor. … Continue reading

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The Great Wiener Chase

I often write about the very rich and their opulence that can easily turn into the ridiculous, like this morning. A family I’ve never seen, owns 6 miniature Dachshunds walked each morning, faithfully, by a middle-aged Latino man. Today, something … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Manhattan

When I can’t sleep, rather than count sheep, or even U.S. Presidents, I now count my blessings making a gratitude list from A to Z. It goes something like this: A…apples, the air I breathe and my friend Anna, who … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 24

A woman with enough plastic surgery to make her eligible for Mount Rushmore, is in Starbucks on her phone. As I’m pouring milk I hear her say, “I don’t know about Halloween. Should he be a clown or a pirate. … Continue reading

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Horsin’ Around

I’ve always loved horses. If you were to visit me, you’d find a dozen framed photos and posters throughout my house. I have no idea where my equestrian streak stems from, but it’s there, ignited at a moment’s notice, bringing … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…October 17

My doorman and his wife adopted a new puppy. Sunny, is her name, and she’s part Beagle, part Lab with a little Pitt tossed in. Her mother, clearly, was a busy girl. When I asked how Sunny was doing, Mike … Continue reading

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Good Training

So here I am on the Number 6 at 4: a.m. on a Saturday, headed downtown to an early job. One can’t help but be impressed by the New York City subway system, even when it misbehaves, being the Concorde … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Vonnegut

I found myself in Turtle Bay, a part of Manhattan from 43rd to 53rd Streets, stretching from Lexington to the East River. It’s mostly known for the long time home of the late Katharine Hepburn, but for me it has … Continue reading

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Tom Foolery

A dog, a mutt if you will, the size of a pork roast, is eying a stick the length of Long Island. Yours truly is watching while stretching against a tree. His owner, off a ways, is busy picking up … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 26

  I’m sitting on a bench at Central Park’s 72nd Street boat pond, watching mostly nannies launch miniature yachts and model sailboats their badly behaved charges ignore, more intrigued by ducks, each other and the hotdog cart. It’s the Upper … Continue reading

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