Photo from Winter 2007/08 issue of ModernDog
Last week, I finally figured out why New York City is so expensive. The city has tons of dog parks! I know it may sound silly, but having a dog park that you can walk to with your pooch is such a convenience. I know this because I am not able to walk my dog Tinsley to a dog park. All of her walks are on a leash, which doesn’t give her the chance to socialize with other dogs. A park not too far from our neighborhood was just completed, but no dog park. There are a few around town, but they would require a car ride (which with Tinsley is just not fun and isn’t eco-friendly). Hopefully our master planned community will come to their senses soon and realize the quality of life a dog park can bring. I use to watch dogs at Washington Sq. Park cause it looked like they were having so much fun. It is nice and relaxing for owners just to sit and read while their dog plays. Anyway, if you are fortunate enough to live in NYC, check out this tote. No matter what side of town you and your dog end up, you can find a dog friendly park nearby. There are two more versions for LA and Chicago and are available at the adorable site www.getitfromscratch.com. While you are browsing, check out the eco tees for dogs. The tees are made from recycled cotton waste and plastic bottles. Now I know that dogs don’t need to be dressed up, but these tees are such a wise choice if you are trying to become more socially responsible and want to show it.