Doggie love to the extreme
You can't walk half a block in New York without seeing one of these little guys. You know what we're talking about: Dogs wearing shoes, dogs wearing sweaters, dogs in baby carriages.
Well, one New Yorker's expression of the pet couture culture landed him a spot as a contestant on CBS' "Greatest American Dog."
David Best, 54, threw canine Elvis a "Bark Mitzvah" (that's apparently Hebrew for a Bar Mitzvah, a Jewish coming-of-age ritual). Best, a NYC doctor, last November spent $10,000 (yes, really!) on the party for his Parson Russell Terrier, Elvis. Photos of the Tribeca Grand party nonetheless caught the attention of CBS.
I invited 100 friends and family, including Dr. Ruth. We had drinks and dancing. I invited his mother, she wore a corsage, and we had an arf-torah with a video and photography, Best said.
Best and furry companion Elvis last week were eliminated from the reality show, which is designed to find an owner best at training his dog.
When Best and Elvis arent hosting galas, they make the most of what the city has to offer, namely Union Square Park, Madison Square Park and Stuyvesant Park and a daily walk up Broadway.
Their favorite pastime? Restaurants. But only those that are dog-friendly.
I love spring to fall because you can eat outdoors. If I dont have to ask for a bowl of water, they get a 20 percent tip. If I have to, they get a 15 percent tip. If they say they dont do that, they get no tip and I never go back there again, Best said.
What a ruff restaurant critic.