Tag Archives: ASPCA

Tobacco Road

“Got ana change?” “No, sorry.” “How bout a cigarette? “I don’t smoke.” I’ve counted seventeen people panhandling in a twelve block radius, in all colors, shapes and sizes. There’s the heavyset black girl with a huge sign reading: PLEASE HELP…HAVEN’T … Continue reading

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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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Puss and Boots

This morning, leaving Panera, I saw a young man sleeping in the entrance of the subway, his back facing the street.  He looked as if he was camping out sprawled on a blanket, his boots by his side. This is … Continue reading

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Talk To The Animals

I keep hearing Rex Harrison as Dr. Doolittle crooning in my ears charming me even now.  What is it about the four-legged that always hits a grand slam in the heart department. I’ve been sad lately over many different things, … Continue reading

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Lights Camera Aspirin

I’m here with severe leg cramps courtesy of Prednisone packing her bags. I can’t say I’m sorry I’m no longer taking it, just sorry she has to go out with such a bang. Modern medicine…there is that downside. I don’t … 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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That’s One Crazy Cat

I’ve been feeding the kitty across the street for almost a week now. It was my pleasure to help her mistress who went home to visit her sister in Ohio. I just wish she had told me to make sure … Continue reading

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Bad Breeding

A guy I worked with showed me pictures of his new puppy named Teddy. “Is he a rescue?” Always my first question. “No, got him from a breeder.” To my credit I didn’t pull his larynx out with the tweezers … Continue reading

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I’m Rusty

I met Susannah today in the park when she asked my dad if she could pet me. She said, almost apologetically, she needed a doggie fix, bad. My dad, who loves this kinda thing, said sure, go ahead…so I trotted … Continue reading

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Take Shelter

There’s nothing like a rescued animal to pry open your heart. I see proof of this all the time whenever I ask an owner if their pet was adopted. The animal has more spring in their step along with an … Continue reading

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