Having a puppy again has put us back in touch with the rather extraordinary community of dogs and their owners here in Manhattan.
I find the hour or so a day I spend at the dog run to be great people-watching time, another Being John Malkovich window into a parallel NY. Surely, our dogs are pampered BEYOND BELIEF - our own, born in rescue in the middle of nowhere near Kansas City, then bound for NY on an airplane at 10 weeks and then taxi, off to the country for Christmas within a week of arriving.
He is surely the most AbFab rescue dog in history.
But Ive also been impressed at both the Union Square run and Stuyvesant Park how much of a community effort these places are, completely supported by dog owners and local businesses.
I wan't aware that though the Union Square run is on park land, all the benches and pebbles and bags and fussy fencing were built by contributions and volunteers.
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