“I’ve always wanted a dog but I wasn’t ready for the responsibility.
A friend of mine said, there’s a million dog owners in New York, I think you can handle it.
So I got Mugsy.
I always liked Poodles and I always like Cocker Spaniels, so I got a Cockapoo.
He is my first dog so I wasn’t ready for a rescue. I needed to be trained first.
He actually brought me and my boyfriend together. He has a dog, too. Our park like our bar. We go on walks together.
Mugsy had Giardia, and got very sick. That was painful. He was sick from both ends. I took him to the emergency room at the Pearl, on 55th Street. It was ten days of antibiotics and it was scary.
He is my buddy, that’s his job.
I would love to bring him into nursing homes and spread the joy.
He’s just a great companion.”