Manhattan

Kai, the Three Legged Maltese/Chinese Crested Mix, Rescue (part 3)

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“I was as nervous as could be.

Finally, I got the call, one and get the baby.

He was with his foster mom in Manhattan.

I picked him up and took him to Rockaway, and BAM, I had a puppy to take care of.

We moved to Manhattan in October and he has adjusted very well.

He loves the smells, but hates the noise.”

Laura, as in Laura Dern (part 2)

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“When Laura was little she pee’d and pooped everywhere and would bite and chew everything in sight.

It was hard getting a puppy.  She was a huge responsibility that we weren’t ready for.  It was helpful that there were two of us.  There was a huge learning curve.

As we got used to being dog parents she grew up and became more of a dog.

Our neighbors, who were also our building supers, didn’t like that she barked when we weren’t home and threatened to make her disappear.  They had a set of keys to our apartment.

At first we made sure that if we weren’t home, Laura was at doggie day care, but that became difficult.  We felt stuck in the apartment with her. We had this tremendous fear that if we left her alone in the apartment   something would happen to her at the hands of our supers.

We decided to move.

We left Bushwick and moved into Manhattan with my aunt.

It’s great now, Laura has a dog sibling and we know that she’s safe.”

Rooney, the best mistake my husband ever made

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“I’ve always wanted a dog but my husband said it was a lot of responsibility.

One night he came home a little tipsy and he had been talking to a friend who had just gotten a dog.

He suggested we get one, too.

I said, “I know you had a few drinks but I am going to hold you to this in the morning.”  He said, “fine.”

I reminded him in the morning, and he shook it off.

I held him to his word, and he said, it was the best mistake he ever made.”