Nowadays, doggies searching for an act of youthful rebellion have more options than just pooping on the carpet.
Pooches can embrace their inner punk by getting “inked”–yep, that’s right–with a new doggie tattooing service offered by Upper East Side Celebrity Dog Groomer, Jorge Bendersky.
According to an email from Dana Humphrey, Bendersky’s P.R. rep, glitter Read More
It’s that time of year again, when stylish specimens flock to the Big Apple, perfectly poised and immaculately coiffed. And no, we’re not talking about Fashion Week.
Yesterday, the Transom stopped by the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, where our favorite Upper East Side duo, Tim Lehman and Snapshot, were making their Westminster debut. Read More
Ku Klux Kibble
Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke may hate the Jews, but he sure loved his dog, Torri. When the seventeen-year-old, all-white (naturally!) Maltese died a few months back, Mr. Duke did what any of us would do after the loss of a beloved pet–he filmed a nearly fifteen minute video tribute to the dog and uploaded it to YouTube complete with an emotional folk soundtrack, photos of Torri exploring the great outdoors and musings on the nature of life, death and grief.
Mr. Duke initially made his “Tribute to Torri” private, but he has since relaxed the clip’s privacy settings at “the urging of those who met Torri over the last 17 years.” We’re so glad Mr. Duke chose to share his video, because it’s all kinds of incredible. Despite how amazing this video it is, it somehow seems to have escaped the attention of the internet, so we present it to you now.
Over the weekend, NYPD officers shot and killed a man in Midtown. Today, they did the same thing to a dog near Union Square.
While we’ve been on the topic of Eddie Huang, we just received a call from the Baohaus owner about the peculiar gunshot he and his staff just heard outside of his East Village restaurant on 14th Street. UPDATED (see below).
All dogs go to heaven
If The Observer were an oracle, we’d prophesize this: dogs will one day take over the world. First, they’ll get the right to vote. Then they’ll run for office. Next will come the wars and eventually human beings will become their bitches (open to interpretation).
But perhaps we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Perhaps we got a little too excited about last week’s science-fiction-themed New Yorker.
We hope this is the case but one thing’s for sure: dogs have increasingly more sway in society. And we don’t just mean with entrepreneurs or boutique owners. They’ve now got developers and building managers clasped between their furry paws, too.
Not since Barbara Bush’s dog Millie got an as-told-to memoir published has a dog’s tale been so anticipated as the upcoming Uggie autobiography. Uggie, the dog from The Artist, has been on a publicity spree that has taken him to the top of the Empire State Building and to the White House Read More
The Dog Days have come early to this year’s presidential race with the revelation by the Daily Caller that our president was fed dog meat by his stepfather as a boy living in Indonesia. President Obama disclosed this information in his little-known TIME Magazine top 100 non-fiction bestseller, Dreams from My Father, a 1995 memoir of his well-traveled youth.
If the Obama White House feels moved to complain about the hay their opponents are making (the Twitter hash tag #ObamaDogRecipes trended across party lines Tuesday night) out of this unfortunate nugget from his book they may have only themselves to blame. As ABC newsman Jake Tapper pointed out, Democrats have been relentless in promoting the tale of Mitt Romney’s unfortunate dog Seamus, who reportedly rode on the roof of the Romney family vehicle from Boston to Canada in 1983:
Failure is no disgrace at the movies. Rain falls so often in every first-rate director’s life and career it becomes part of the territory, and comebacks are inevitable. But when a veteran cast of wasted champions goes down for the count before the director even yells, “Action!” disappointment doubles.
Nobody survives a train wreck like Lawrence Kasdan’s Darling Companion without Band-Aids, but Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest and Sam Shepard might need sutures.
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
The Times has uncovered an unseemly side to gentrification in West Harlem. No, not economic inequality, housing displacement or racist crime. It is something far worse: dog doodoo.
Uggie, the dog star of The Artist, spent the day on which his film received 10 Oscar nominations on the observation deck of the Empire State Building after shooting a segment for Today. Eighty-six stories above ground, photographers took their shots as the dog stood on its hind legs, rolled on the ground, Read More