New York

New York City is in the midst of an Australian winter. Not that it would describe the unseasonable warmth that way, but for us Antipodeans that’s what it feels like. I’ve come with a suitcase of down and haven’t used it. Yet! 

The city is wearing its Christmas dress. Christmas fairy lights, wreaths, pine branch runners, and rows of Christmas trees for sale along the streets so it smells like a pine forest. But it’s still so warm the leaves in Greenwich village don’t know it’s time to leave! Sorry, bad joke. 

And dogs. Everywhere. The dogs have taken over since we were here last. 

A King Charles Spaniel trotted into the bookstore in front of us in a Greenwich Village yesterday. 

A white fluffy ball of a canine sat next to us last night at dinner in the local grill. It came in its own aqua Birken handbag. 

Tonight in the hotel lounge I shared an ancient chesterfield in front of the fire with a chichuaua who was propped in the corner wrapped in a rug. 

When did New York overtake Paris as the dog capital of the world? 

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10 Responses to New York

  1. dianathrelfo says:

    Oh, Karen – I have to admit to a degree of envy. I so love NY (cliche, cliche, cliche) but it’s absolutely true. I sometimes wonder about the underlying psychology when certain populations adopt the practice of molly-coddling their pooches. Maybe the key lies in the unconditional loyalty that dogs provide? Enjoy the Big Apple!

  2. Maree Gallop says:

    Sounds wonderful, Karen. Xmas in New York! How cute is that dog!!

  3. margaret jackson says:

    Lovely descriptions and pictures Karen. I’m a little envious too – would love to visit NY again. Enjoy it as much as you can.

  4. suemasens65 says:

    I have to confess I have become one of those dog people too, if I could I would take my little Cavoodle- named Milton- to dinner with me I wish we were more like Europe in that respect. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time xmas is a wonderful time to visit America I have never been there so am loving your photos.

  5. Derek says:

    Please go to Katz Deli and have the corned beef sandwich and write in detail describing each bite.
    Merry Christmas Eh!

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