After nine months of not blogging, I was inspired to revisit this blog to share my recent experience at Bark Hot Dogs‘ new concession stand at Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Bark scored some awesome rooftop space near the water and new beach volleyball courts (yes, that’s right) in Pier 6 park. The place boasts a great view, a solid number of picnic tables with umbrellas, and some tasty dogs (even the veggie dog, which I had, was pretty darn good).
But from my point of view, the best part was being able to bring Duke along with me. I’d put together a semi-organized gathering of friends Saturday afternoon and staked out a table around 12.30pm. I had assumed that since there was food being consumed, dogs of the mammalian persuasion wouldn’t be allowed. But really, the Bark Hot Dog folk have just a stand (a large one, but a stand nonetheless).
When I arrived, I noticed their jar of dog treats by the register and of course immediately inquired about their (non hot) dog policy. With their blessing, I ran home to pick up Duke… the boy loves a good party, and who am I to deny him that?
Although the umbrellas offer shade, I do recommend bringing lots and lots of water, because it can get mighty hot up there. And we wouldn’t want your pooch to turn into a hot dog, would we?
Aargh, that was cheesy!
admin, July 11th 2011 |
This one would be a contender…. once that girl is photoshopped outta there. Perhaps not the cutest pic, but certainly handsome.
admin, August 17th 2010 |
There has been a dearth of cuteness on DFB this week. Unacceptable. Well, Duke’s in the office today, along with his friends Georgia and Lady. Cuteness abounds! Let me share it with you….
admin, August 6th 2010 |
The cone of shame
Duke is at the vet as I write this, getting a “summer cut” for the first time ever. He’s been having skin problems (primarily hot spots) because his coat is so thick, moisture gets trapped against his skin. We’ve already taken him to the vet several times; he’s been sedated so the vet could shave the effected area, and put on steroid pills a couple times as well. Needless to say, it’s getting pricey, not to mention unpleasant for Duke.
Given the humidity of the New York area, we decided to get him a buzz cut, despite learning that his coat may never return to its lustrous red-gold state We love Duke regardless of what he looks like. Still, I’m a little nervous to see his new look….
admin, June 29th 2010 |
This is the point at which I subject you, an innocent passerby, to a photo gallery of my Brooklyn pup, and main character of this nascent blog – Duke.
He was born sometime in October of 2004, and I met him about 6 weeks later at the North Shore Animal League on Long Island. Of all the puppies, he was the only one sitting quietly in his cage, just taking it all in. As soon as I picked him up, he stuck his nose under my arm, as if to hide from the noise and activity. That was it. I was in love….
And for those of you who were wondering…yes, there will be many more adorable pictures of Duke in the days and weeks to come! (n.b. if you can’t handle the cuteness, I suggest you go elsewhere)
admin, June 24th 2010 |
Tomorrow (June 25, 2010) is official Take Your Dog to Work Day! Apparently it’s been around for more than 10 years. I had no idea. But sadly I won’t be able to join in the fun this year because Duke is “vacationing” on Long Island at my parents’ house.
But hopefully some of you lucky readers will get to enjoy the company of your furry friend while you “work” tomorrow
For more information about TYDTWD, go here.
admin, June 24th 2010 |