Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

A very quick post this evening highlighting some of the cutie-pies at Animal Haven, a great organization in the city that helps find homes for cats and dogs.

First off, we have Toyota. She is a gorgeous little pit mix that looks a lot like Otto and has her funny name because she gave birth in the executive director’s Prius.

And, her daughter, Prius, is up for adoption as well. Wouldn’t it be great to take them home together?



Monday, December 12th, 2011

One of our regulars, Pearl the French Bulldog, has a full page spread in Paper Magazine this month. We are surrounded by the loveliest dogs ever.


See: Lily, my love

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Last year I received the best birthday gift from my dear friend, Louise. We both share a deep love for animals, to the point of emailing or texting each other pretty much every day when a particularly cute dog pops up on Animal Haven, so upon  receiving a package in the mail letting me know that I was the full sponsor of Lily, a beautiful PMU offspring horse, I had a feeling that Louise had something to do with it.

Luckily last month John and I were finally able to make a visit to meet Lily and her Mom, Jill, along with the many other characters that live on the farm with Susan and Karen Wagner in Chatham, New York. Susan and Karen have dedicated their lives to making these animals days better and it shows in everything they do at Equine Advocates. They generously shared the evening with us, telling us the stories of each and every one of the horses – how they got there, where they were headed before they intervened and the importance and need for more education, space and money to allow them to keep helping the animals. Compassion and generosity radiated from them and I felt incredibly honored to share time there. If you get a chance to visit any sort of animal sanctuary, please do, the animals have a lot to share and you’ll feel like a better person after spending time amongst them. It really is magical.

My gorgeous girl, Lily.

SEE: Rescue dogs of 9/11

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

In the Lives section of The New York Times Magazine today there is a beautiful photo essay of the rescue dogs of 9/11 that brought tears to my eyes. Between that and the Adam Gopnick piece in The New Yorker on dogs, I think I love mine even more this week.  Is that possible? I didn’t think so, but it appears to be that way this Saturday morning.

I really don’t like to pick favorites but I am having a major love fest with this girl at the bottom, Tara. Those eyes look like they have seen a lot – filled with love and wisdom.


Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

We are heading here again this weekend. Already planning the weekend on Tuesday is funny but that’s where my head is this summer, though. Have you all heard about our late summer hours on Wednesdays – we’re open from 3-9 so pop in to say hi on your way home. Also, all Spring is on sale now so it will be worth your time. And the dog adoption is in the planning stages for the 23rd of June. Put it on your calendar and make a new canine friend.

Have a great week!


Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Not much to say here but – seriously - wild boars being taken care of by a dog?!?! If this doesn’t make you smile, I’m not sure what will.

Damn, I love animals so much that sometimes it hurts.



Monday, February 15th, 2010

Westminster Dog Show 2010

This is where I am headed now! I’m SO excited!


TAGGED: Animals