Uptown Dog

Adventures of a not-so-average mutt making new friends in New York City

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Cincinnati Beagle Needs a Home

Uptown Dog readers – we need your help!

Do you live in or near Cincinnati, or know someone who does? Over the weekend, our friend found a lost beagle while hiking in an Ohio state park. After exhaustive attempts to find the owner, no one has turned up – and all of the no-kill shelters and rescues in the area are full.

The beagle has proven to be friendly and well-behaved. She gets along great with other dogs, and she barely barks! (Except at the TV, but then again, my Mom has been known do do that while watching Real Housewives of New Jersey!) She also appears to be housebroken and crate-trained, another big plus. As the pictures below will demonstrate, she’s pretty cute to boot.

Please share this blog post with anyone you know who might be interested in adopting this adorable beagle. Again, our friend is in the Cincinnati area, but she is willing to drive some distance if a responsible owner beckons. She is committed to finding this beagle a good home.

You can contact us about the beagle via e-mail, uptowndogNYC (at) gmail (dot) com.

Update: A no-kill shelter in Cincinnati agreed to take in this darling beagle, but she is still available for adoption! If you are interested, send us an e-mail and we will put you in touch with the shelter.

Our First Blog Award!

Uptown Dog loves making new friends. He can’t pass another dog on the street without engaging them for a friendly sniff, and at the dog park he doesn’t limit himself to playing with the other dogs – he greets all of the people too. This is why we were so excited to receive the Liebster Blog award from two of our favorite dog blogs – we feel so loved!

Liebster means “dearest” in German, and the award is intended to help up-and-coming blogs get the attention they deserve. As with any award, there is a bit of ceremony involved. In order to accept the award, we must do the following:

1. Copy and paste the award on our blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who gave us the award.

3. Pick our five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.

4. Hope that the five blogs we chose will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.

First, we have two big wet kisses for the friends who gave us the Liebster Blog award, Bongo’s Dog Blog and For the Love of My Dogs. These are two of the very first dog blogs we discovered after launching Uptown Dog, and they have welcomed us to the blogosphere with open arms.

And without further ado, here are our Liebster Blog picks!

Fabulous Flo – Flo is an energetic Rhodesian Ridgeback who lives in Australia. We love reading about what life is like Down Under.

Luna, A Dog’s Life – Luna also blogs from Australia, and we have enjoyed reading her holiday blog posts. This little beagle has a lot of Christmas spirit.

So This is Real Life – My friend Jody blogs from Kansas City about family, friends, faith and everything in between.

Matron Mame – Another friend started this blog to share her big sister’s advice with the world. All of the topics are submitted by readers, so go ahead…ask away!

Sheree’s Warm Fuzzies – My cousin Sheree is a freelance writer who shares a photography business with her husband, and  they just adopted a sweet Aussie pup named Sabrina.

Trip to the pumpkin patch with Auntie Elle

I have been spending a lot of time with my Auntie Elle lately, because she just got back from living abroad. I love her because she doesn’t skimp on the belly rubs, and she takes me for long walks in the forest near our apartment. She even lets me off the leash so I can sniff whatever I want! That forest is a treasure trove of smells.

In October we celebrated Auntie Elle’s birthday with a trip to the pumpkin patch. My Mom wasn’t sure how I would react to this new place, because in the past I have been very apprehensive around pumpkins. There’s just something suspicious about their lack of expression. And unlike basketballs, which are also orange and round, they don’t roll or bounce. They just sit there waiting for you to let your guard down so they can attack. I’m scared of basketballs too, but at least when they stop moving I can relax for a minute.

After observing pumpkins in their natural environment, I realized they are nothing to be scared of. They look so helpless strewn about in a field with dirt all over them.

Now that I’ve conquered my fear of pumpkins, I don’t have to dread Halloween anymore! Oh wait…

My friend Riley

After we move to New York, one of the friends I’ll miss the most is Riley. This post is dedicated to her. 

When her Mom and Dad go out of town, Riley gets to stay at our apartment. She might be three times my size, but that doesn’t get in the way of some serious roughhousing!

Here’s Riley and me at the dog park:

And here we are relaxing on the couch:

Welcome to Uptown Dog’s World

Uptown Dog is about to embark on a big journey, and he wants you to tag along with him.

Mom and Dad are packing up their Toyota Corolla and taking Uptown Dog to a place with one of his favorite foods – hot dogs – on every street corner.

You guessed it – it’s New York City!

Uptown Dog is very eager to experience this smelly new place, but he is sad to leave behind all of his friends. We created this blog so you can see what Uptown Dog is up to, and experience the Big Apple from his canine perspective.

For those who are just meeting Uptown Dog, we are excited to share his story with you too. In the posts to follow, you can learn about where Uptown Dog came from and get to know a little bit about his personality.

We hope you love life with Uptown Dog as much as we do!

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