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We Choose Whom We Love

Chemistry’s a funny thing.  That’s why you see the guy smooching the gal with a rear the size of Cleveland, and the girl hanging all over her fella who weighs 80 pounds and lisps We all have the last say, … Continue reading

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Carmela Sightings

It’s been almost a year since Carmela, the Basset Hound, left my life, yet I still think of her with such affection, making my heart pump in reverie. You don’t see very many Bassets here in the Big Apple: Labs, … Continue reading

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Buy Verses Rescue

    My neighbor, Pierre, is getting a Newfoundland puppy.  His last one, Marcello, named after French actor Marcello Mastrianni, died over a year ago.  The size of a bear with the heart of a lion, Marcello was a great … Continue reading

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Cattin Around

  Well folks, guess who had a cat, for a night? For the past month or so, en route to Panera every morning,  I see one peeking at me through the gates in the back of a swanky apartment building.  … Continue reading

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Touched And Humbled

I don’t normally post on the weekends, but I just got the nicest note from Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue thanking me for all the contributions sent on behalf of Carmela. It’s been a sad time for me since she’s gone.  … Continue reading

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Carmela Finds Her True Home

First I’d like to thank everyone for their unstinting compassion towards me and Carmela these past couple of weeks. To say there have been some curves along the way is an understatement. For those of you who may not know, … Continue reading

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Cat Rescue And Destroy

I was in Petco, Manhattan’s favorite pet store, buying cookies for Carmela, my basset hound friend. They have a biscuit bar where for a nominal fee you can mix and match treats for your four-legged lady. What possessed me to … Continue reading

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The Passing Of Paws

My friend Joan had to put her son’s dog down over Thanksgiving, probably the hardest, saddest task in the whole wide world…and on a holiday. First to make the decision, then to have to go do it. I’ve been there, … Continue reading

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The All American Family

While in the park, I walked behind a young couple pushing a baby carriage. I’ve seen them before tooling around the sycamores before 7, a pit-mix leading the way. Despite her nose ring and the tattoo covering his entire forearm, … Continue reading

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Vet, Out Of Uniform

I ran into my former veterinarian on the Upper West Side who really popped a file for me. Dr. J. retired three years ago, but for years looked after all the neighborhood animals, including mine…Missy the cat, being the last. … Continue reading

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