Category Archives: Animal news

Animal news: The weird story of some shaggy dogs

The Akita. That’s the dog. Here’s a sketch of an Akita from the American Kennel Club’s website: (Nice sketch.) My introduction to the actual animal came when I ran into one on the Village sidewalk. It did not look like … Continue reading

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Speaking of dogs…

Years ago, when I lived downtown in the West Village, there seemed to be a sudden  infusion of dogs with arcane pedigrees. I sat at my computer during the day, looking out on Perry Street, watching people walk. Some people … Continue reading

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About the great George Booth and a Staffordshire bull terrier

As I read the Times’ obit on the genius New Yorker cartoonist, George Booth, I was looking for one particular fact — confirmation that Booth had owned at least one Staffordshire bulldog in his lifetime. You know, that crazy dog … Continue reading

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