Stories

Snow Pups

February 1, 2019 The Dogist

1. Winifred, English Setter (6 y/o), Norwich, VT • “Her full name is ‘Winifred Gangles the Snuggle Smuggler’ – she’s actually registered as that. I got her from the pound when she was a year old. She spends all of her time at top speed.”

2. Jesse, Miniature Labradoodle (7 y/o), Washington Square Park, New York, NY • “I think he’s desperately bored with me. His brother and sister (my two kids) went off to college.”

3. Delilah, Dachshund (6 y/o), Stanton & Bowery St., New York, NY • “She’s a ‘cat-dog’ – she goes outside to pee and comes right back in.”

4. Lucky, Golden Retriever, Norwich, VT • “He’s always out walking himself.”

5. Louise, Chow Chow (6 y/o), Washington Square Park, New York, NY • “She loves big bones – chews them completely down to nothing.”

6. Asta, Kerry Blue Terrier (6 y/o), Houston & 6th Ave. New York, NY • “She’s named after the dog from ‘The Thin Man’ (1934). She enjoys chasing squirrels, skateboards, and cheese. High quality stinky cheese. She’s not usually this furry – this is her winter fuzz.”

7. Foxy, Pembroke Welsh Corgi (7 y/o), Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY • “I’m a new dog owner so every day is an adventure. He’s very stubborn – living up to the Welsh personality.”

8. Luke, Labrador Retriever/Shepherd mix (1 y/o), Main & Choate Rd., Hanover, NH • “He’s the mellowest puppy. He’ll go out and run and then sleep the rest of the day.”

9. Easton, Pointer mix (1 y/o), 9th & 1st Ave., New York, NY • “He’s going to the vet right now, so he’s not too thrilled.”

10. Willie, Labrador Retriever (4 y/o), Main & Choate Rd., Hanover, NH • “He broke a toenail – he’ll work at it if I don’t keep it covered. He gets the cone at night.”

11. Lulu, Goldendoodle (6 m/o), The Dartmouth Green, Hanover, NH • “She’s naughty most of the time.”

12. Pluto, Great Dane (3 y/o), Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY • “He loves sleeping in beds – he takes all of mine up. He should really have one of his own.”

13. Stella, Toy Poodle (4 y/o), 17th & 3rd Ave., New York, NY

14. Finn, Australian Shepherd (3 y/o), Wentworth & College St., Hanover, NH • “Sometimes the only way to get him in the house is to say ‘TV?’, and he’ll run right in. He watches mysteries with us; if a dog comes on that’s a plus.”

15. Rocky, Portuguese Water Dog (8 y/o), Central Park, New York, NY • “He doesn’t care about small dogs, but gets really excited when he sees dogs that look like him or German Shepherds.”

16. Peanut & Hazelnut, Beagle mix & Chiweenie (5 & 3 y/o), 12th & 1st Ave., New York, NY • “Peanut ran away from a dog walker and ended up halfway across the Queensboro Bridge. She’s an escape artist. Hazelnut likes digging into couches so she can sit in the hole. They’re both rescues.”

17. Allie, German Shepherd (6 y/o), Central Park, New York, NY • “She just had spinal surgery; she was born with an extra vertebrae. She’s doing physical therapy and acupuncture – still rehabbing and fecal incontinent. But she loves the park. She drags me here every day. She has to have a couple hours every day.”

18. Porter, Heeler/Great Dane mix (2 y/o), Canyons Village, Park City, UT • “His job here? We keep him around as a mascot.”

19. King, “Potcake” mix (2 y/o), Central Park, New York, NY • “He’s a street dog from the Bahamas. He puts himself to bed between 10:00-10:30 every night, no matter what’s going on inside the house. I cook all of his food – I just keep out a portion of our dinner and don’t season it. Chicken or fish, rice, peas, and carrots boiled in a pot.” @nycscr

20. Norman, mix, Truckee, CA • “He found his forever home in February 2016, after a stay at the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe. Norman is a self-entertainer who ends up delighting everyone when he plays catch with himself.”

21. Otis, Labrador Retriever (4 y/o), Central Park, New York, NY “He loves the snow.”

22. Gansevoort, Border Collie (4 y/o), Madison Square Park, New York, NY • “He does frisbee for an hour or two twice a day. It truly gives him life. He loves this shit.”

23. Snowball, Wolf hybrid, Washington Square Park, New York, NY • “He’s recovering his health and ability to walk; he required months of hydrotherapy. His temperament is different than any other wolf dog – he’s social and outgoing, does outreach work, activism, modeling, and acting. He now lives between California, Florida, and New Jersey. His favorite person besides his mother is an autistic child he met and befriended. His paternity is unknown, but we had a sanctuary take a look at him and he is most likely a low high-content wolf.”

24. Andy, Beagle mix (3 y/o), Central Park, New York, NY • “He comes to the park every day knowing he’ll get a piece of croissant.”

25. Nancy, Newfoundland (5 y/o), Central Park, New York, NY • “We’ve been out for four hours. She can’t get enough.”