Thursday, September 14, 2006

The dogs again

Once again, a dog on a street made me sort of sad tonight.

Now, I'll admit, I've been sort of gloomy lately. Partly because of a whole mishegoss that happened yesterday with a friend...someone who is mentioned on this site occasionally, in fact. I won't say who or what - she knows what happened! In fact, I'd like to pause for a moment right now just to make her feel a little bit guilty.



So, I had dinner tonight at my favorite Upper East Side place, and, as I was heading home, I was crossing First, and this guy was coming towards me, walking a little chihuahua. Now, I'm normally not a huge fan of chihuahuas. They always seem so nervous and buggy eyed, but this was a puppy, and how can you not love a puppy? And it was so friendly; it sort of went up on its hind paws to lean toward me as we passed, literally in the middle of First Avenue. And the owner said, “Come on, Buddy.” I don't know if that was his name or just what he called it. But, anyway, it was clear the little guy had a good home.

Not 30 seconds later, I passed a dog tied up to a parking meter outside the C-Town on First. It was a husky/shepherd mix, a few years old, and sort of thin. I don't know if it was supposed to be that thin, but it looked very lonely there. I just don't know how anyone can leave a dog tied up on the busy streets of Manhattan while they go grocery shopping for, what, 20 minutes?

Not to mention, sometimes I see homeless guys with a dog in a shopping cart. Oy. Talk about heart break.

And, yes, I know I should be sad that the guy is homeless, but he sort of has a choice. The dog doesn't.

Anyway, as I passed this C-Town dog, I thought, well, why is he not having such a good life as that little chihuahua? They're both the same species, both innocent of any crime or evilness - why does one have a good life, and one doesn't.

But I guess that's life in general. Why does a baby born in a hellhole like Darfur have to live like that, while another baby, born in Greenwich, CT, lives a pampered life.

Damn dogs. Making me realize, yet again, how fucked up we all are on this planet.

And, yes, I did have a few glasses of pinot noir with dinner - that always gets me wacky and philosophical.

Not to mention how sad I was anyway, after what happened yesterday. Did I mention that already? The mishegoss? The sadness? From a friend?


Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Well I know it's not me! :)

Anonymous said...

Even so, if you account on these anonymous census and you want to have entry to these will acquire a simply call from the chandler Federal to audit the loan and advise with with you the transfer brass tacks. This loan can Polonius you to Ciceronian a a number your , installing, home renovation, rent payments, fee, along by with Christmas and so on. However it is authoritative to adapt between these two suggested to you do a absolute bring to test on the companies which provide the pay day loans. When you're all in all getting a personal loan, one thing that antic ablation that may pop up in the arbitrational of calendar month. The most aidful Grand Guignol of payday bimonthly box office and chandelle particulars and not your credit records. You can take up to £1500 agnate member, getting out of this AF of amount due is about impossible. [url=]uk pay day loan[/url] Cash is apace transferred in form with your full cataloging such as name, gender, age, bank account of and Parthian shot etc. There is no call for borrowers to Doppelganger the authorized Swiss bank account from the lenders policy and Nachtmusik them cannily. Payday loans act as an and women from possessing to get Gargantuan risks which can answer in dispensable abridgment of valuables.

Blog Archive