Bonmot and Jacqui

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Dog with green basket, helmet, bike

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Summer streets in New York City, 2014.

Linus

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In anticipation of the upcoming Summer Streets in NYC, another never before posted photo from the found archives. If you’re visiting NYC this weekend, get your hands on a bike and take a ride – there’s really no better way to see a nice stretch of the city sans cars.

Probably un-posted since I cut off half the rider’s head.

The dog, the basket, and the red sneakers

I found a folder of photos from last year’s Summer Streets, three Saturdays in August each year when Park Avenue/Lafayette Street from the Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd Street is closed to cars. I get a kick out of the dog peering over the basket slightly cross-eyed, the big bell on the handlebars, the funky panniers, and of course the red sneakers.

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Dogs in Greece

In many parts of Greece, dogs and cats run free. The state, however, identifies, spays/neuters, provides necessary shots and collars (the dogs) and the animals are allowed to run free, fed by tourists, merchants and residents. Many areas have independent adoption programs.

Two black dogs in Santorini. I watched them climb up and down the steep slopes and walk the narrow walls.
Two black dogs in Santorini. I watched them climb up and down the steep slopes and walk the narrow walls.

A dog in the Roman Marketplace, Athens. He was chasing a cat that was too quick for the camera.
A dog in the Roman Marketplace, Athens. He was chasing a cat that was too quick for the camera.

A cat in Athens.
A cat in Athens.

Poodle?
Poodle?

A springer spaniel encased in glass, Athens.
A springer spaniel encased in glass, Athens.

Stubtail playing in the El Niño, La Niña, polar vortex, April, climate change is a liberal conspiracy, snow

This is the new dog, a 2 year-old English Springer Spaniel.

 

Springers Attack!

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There is a Springer Shangri-La you can visit where English Springer Spaniels romp and play in great open fields like scaled down Appaloosa’s. I am reminded of the time I had a 300-gallon aquarium teeming with tropical fish. When you’d put your hand over the tank to feed them, they’d gather as one to gobble up the flaky food.

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