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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pet Pride Parade

Money and privilege often lead to indulgence, and what better place than New York City to find businesses, products, and services oriented to those who want to give their pets all the special treats that they and other humans have?

We have pet cemeteries and mausoleums, a pet bakery in Brooklyn (Buttercup's Paw-Tisserie), a Parisian boutique for dogs (Zoomies), the Dachshund Octoberfest, pet spas with underwater treadmills, massage, and acupuncture, as well as homemade organic dog food and physical therapy. There's doga (yoga with dogs) and dog dating.

Medical treatments know no bounds - the Animal Medical Center of New York City is world-renowned. This veterinary hospital provides routine and emergency medical care for pets and also offers treatment for animals suffering from complicated diseases. The staff, which includes more than 90 veterinarians, utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach and combines expertise in 17 different specialties. The facility is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
And with all the stresses of the city lifestyle, pets may need psychotherapeutic treatment. No worry, however, because pets are now also getting psychoactive drugs.

Of course, much of this is not really so much about the comfort of the pets but more often about indulging the neuroses, obsessions, and compulsions of the pet owners themselves. Fortunately, pets are typically happy to oblige.

In today's photo, we find our four-footed friend who sported his walking shoes and appeared to be quite content. Some dogs are fitted with shoes owing to their fragile nature and discomfort with cold or rain; others wear them because their owners desire for cleanliness in the home. Sweaters and other apparel are quite common with dogs in the city, where daily walks in all four seasons are necessary.

We have a Dance Parade, Gay Pride Parade, Lesbian Parade, Easter Parade, Halloween Parade, Mermaid Parade, St. Patrick's Day Parade, Hispanic Day Parade, Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Spring Madness. May we soon perhaps have a Pet Pride Parade?

Related Postings: Dog Dating, Dachshund Octoberfest, Easter Parade, Wolfdog, Robin Kovary Run For Small Dogs, à la Chien, Spring Madness, Parasol, Dog Run, Zoomies


Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

Great picture and story. Reminds me of being around the Empire State Building on a drizzly night and seeing a young woman walking a Pomeranian outfitted with a pink raincoat and matching pink rain boots. The dog was walking confidently enough in the boots that it was clear she was accustomed to footwear.

Anonymous said...

So cute!

ScoopSt. said...

I simply couldn't resist commenting on this one! I'm such a sucker for pets, and seeing one all dressed up walking through the city always brings a smile to my face. :) So if the Pet Pride Parade happens, I'll be there!

Thérèse said...

3 x lol and no particular comment, your's says it all.

P.S. Because of the crisis, the "Poochies's Patisserie" in Chandler closed a few days ago...

B SQUARED said...

She looks humiliated.

y said...

ever been to the macy's petacular? (smile)

Anonymous said...

I think the dog was walking confidently enough in the boots that it was clear she was accustomed to footwear.


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Fort Lauderdale Dog Walker said...

I wish I had a pet bakery nearby, that sounds pretty cool.