If you find yourself tiring of watching poll results trickle in, here's a worthy distraction: Animal Planet will premiere a one-hour documentary on 9/11 K-9 Disaster Relief units. Hero Dogs of 9/11 goes on tonight at 8 p.m. The special will tell the story of handler Frank Shane, a man with 30 years' ... More >>
It's been a banner week for dogs in New York. Tuesday saw the indictment of 39-year-old Leslie Alexander, who had been using his Brownsville home to train dogs to fight in the very cruel, very illegal dog-fighting circuit. (The cops initially went there on a warrant for guns and drugs and instead fo ... More >>
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Last week DJ Whoo Kid helped launch the video for A$AP Ferg's new track "40 Below," which also appears on his SXSW Social mixtape. When not granting assists to t ... More >>
Have you seen these Puppylift ads on the subway recently? From a distance, they appear advertise plastic surgery for dogs, asking, "Is your dog a 'total dog'?" They also display pre- and post-facelift pics of a client's furry friend. It's enough to make sleepy commuters double-take. On closer exam ... More >>
The woman who lives down the hall from me in my Crown Heights apartment building is a late-middle-aged Caribbean islander who spent months telling everyone in my building that I was an undercover K-9 cop sent in by the feds to blend in and gather intelligence on any potential drug dealers who may li ... More >>
As part of this weekend's Catalpa Festival, Snoop Dogg will slouch around Randall's Island to perform his debut album, Doggystyle, in its entirety. With the Doggfather being somewhat obsessed with all things canine, SOTC decided it was fine time to shed light on hip-hop's infatuation with dogs. But ... More >>
This doesn't come from me, mind you. I don't even have a chia pet. But actor Joe Pantoliano says in his new book that when he got depressed, he started accumulating dogs and found that smooching with the pooches was a delightful and safe act of affection. Writes Joe:
As the saying goes, anyone who represents themself in a courtroom has a fool for a client. Case in point: 43-year-old Jeffrey Cofield, a multiple felon who acted as his own attorney at his trial for assaulting a police officer. His "weapon": a pit bull. The result: a 12-years-to-life prison sente ... More >>
Today both the New York Daily News and the New York Post featured stories of poor innocent puppies being taken from pet shops by illegal means. Yes, if two's a trend, it seems like we have a puppy problem on our hands. First via the Daily News we learn that two 15-year-olds were arrested yesterday ... More >>
Animal Planet, creators of the Puppy Bowl, have done it again. Puppies vs. Babies is a reality.
In stark contrast with the man covered in Julia Roberts tattoos, this dog simply cannot bear the sight of the Pretty Woman star. Wonder how he'd react to Richard Gere?
This Sunday marked the first ever meet-up of the North Slope Basset Hound Association (NBA, but not that one). Six basset hounds attended the event in Prospect Park, and there was far more cuteness than should exist in one place. The group of hounds and their owners intend to make the meet-ups a re ... More >>
Free MetroCards at Prospect Park and the Red Hook Park baseball fields today! Free shitty single rides, that is. Call me when someone will pay for my monthly unlimited. Oh, and a bunch of subway lines will be all messed up this weekend. [Gothamist] Spoken-word artist, poet, and musician Gil Scot ... More >>
Skateboarding dogs fall somewhere on the higher end of the spectrum of cool animal tricks (highest: dolphins jumping through rings of fire; lowest: waterskiing squirrels). Most humans can't even skateboard, but bulldogs seem to be unnaturally good at it. The New York Daily News has a feature today ... More >>
via NYPA Pennsylvania man has become the city's foremost dog scofflaw (a word whose existence I was unaware of till today!), having racked up $8000 in tickets for letting his dogs run free in Bronx parks. William "Willie" Carrasco, 43, of Bethlehem, PA, lets his pit bulls Precious and Spartacus s ... More >>
Continuing in our groundbreaking "dog days of summer" series, (see bulldog watches Family Guy), here is a beagle freaking out over a wind-up toy. The best part is when the toy stops, but the dog continues to wig for a good 20 seconds. Yay for beagles! They are funny, and we hear they're quite ... More >>
Here is a bulldog just being adorable.If for no other reason than WE LOVE IT when animals are bizarrely anthropomorphic -- and also, hey, it's Wednesday! -- here's an English bulldog entranced by an episode of Family Guy. According to the poster of the video, "It's her favorite show. Her favo ... More >>
Thank you, Mike Huckabee, for informing us that children are not puppies, and therefore should not be adopted by gay couples. Because we always thought kids looked a lot like puppies, what with their scrunchy noses and faces and their chubby wubby cheeks, and all that fur! And puppies are ... More >>
As if there isn't enough evidence for your fellow countrymen to feel like the "fat cats" on "Wall Street" have "(defecated) the bed" on our country's "money" -- now we have to deal with the fact that it's coming from high above, and it's coming from their dogs. But one man felt it went too fa ... More >>
Meet the Prince of Darkness himself
Oreo, the pit bull terrier mix who survived a six-story fall from a Red Hook roof last summer, was euthanized by the ASPCA Friday despite protests, twitters, 2 death threats and over 2oo phone calls from animal lovers.
All dogs go to heaven. Yours will probably get there in an urn.
Curb Your Enthusiasm's funny Susie Essman had the answer in a performance she gave at a benefit for ChairScholars Foundation the other night (though she was specifically talking about straight guys; Yes, I do cover the other side once in a while).
Since he is far too modest to do it himself, let us call your attention to Our Man Sietsema's cover story in this month's Edible Manhattan. It's a fascinating screed on the long history of the hot dog in New York City, and our favorite passage explains how the frankfurter arrived at its more ... More >>
The doggie cannoli, a treat your dog won't want to miss (click to enhance the revoltingness) Fork in the Road strolled into a pet store in Forest Hills recently, intent on watching some puppies cavort in their cages. What we found, in addition to the usual rawhide bones and Scooby snacks, were ... More >>
A revival of Charles Fullers Obie-winning Zooman and the Sign
Hollywood has gone to the dogs with movies like Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Bolt, Marley & Me, and Hotel For Dogs, and that's surely a reflection of the fact that anything involving shedding, four-legged creatures makes people squeal with proprietary delight. Everyone is so into their dogs these days, ... More >>
Marley & Me, the most popular film in America over the holiday weekend, is an odd take on the contemporary family movie--and not only because Owen Wilson has more chemistry with man's best friend than with co-star Jennifer Aniston. Based on a bestselling nonfiction book (subtitled Life and Love wi ... More >>
A 90-year-old Staten Island man who was mauled by two pit bulls on July 1 has succumbed to his injuries, the Staten Island Advance reports. Port Richmond's Henry Piotrowski had been in Richmond University Medical Center's ICU since the dogs attacked him in his backyard nearly seven weeks ago. The do ... More >>
Yesterday, several New Jersey farms at the greenmarket had Chandler strawberries, an early variety. They were smallish and sweet-tart. We took those puppies home and made shortcakes.
A drag queen remembers her 'colorful' Glasgow past
The Talking Radio blog reported on Tuesday that liberal talk radio host Randi Rhodes was mugged and brutally attacked while walking her dog near 39th Street and Park Avenue, but the NYPD can't confirm the report. From the blog: According to Air America Radio late night host Jon Elliott, Rhodes was ... More >>
The soul-sucking moments of Pet Fashion week
Harlem gets its first luxury pet shop; Liza celebrates gay pet pride
Nintendogs puts existentialism in the palm of your hand
And that clever idea you had for canning vegetables in Switzerland
Unleashing the Newest Breeds of Frankfurters
Appreciating William Wegman, the Painter
Dog Racing The Sport of Plebes