Uptown Dog

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

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The “Forest” of the Epiphany

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, when the Three Wise Men visited the Baby Jesus. January 6th is also significant because it’s the day that New York’s barren city sidewalks are transformed into a lush, green forest!

Everyone’s taking down their Christmas decorations, and since there are no alleys in New York where you can hide things, their refuse is out on the street for the world to see. This means I get to enjoy all of my neighbors’ Christmas trees! Since you know how much I miss sniffing trees, you can probably how imagine how excited I am.

Now if we could just get a dusting of snow on these lovely pines, this would be the perfect winter day.


Hello There 2012

2011 was a great year, but it ended on a soggy note…because Mom decided that I needed a bath. She always tries to convince me that it’s just like getting a belly rub, except with a little soap and water. It’s true, I love a good massage – but I also hate being wet. That cold slippery feeling is so unpleasant! Plus, I hate smelling like soap. After I get out of the bath, I have to completely re-groom myself so that I can get rid of that “clean” scent.


On the bright side, baths make my fur really soft. I feel like a puppy again! I was in a much better mood after I finished drying off, so I busted out my Dog Perignon to ring in the new year. After that, things got a little wild! I danced with Mom and Dad to “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” by Stevie Wonder and “Another Day” by Jamie Lidell.

As we counted down the final seconds of 2011, I thought about all the great things that happened to me this year. My Mom and Dad got married, we moved to New York City, I went to my first baseball game, and I overcame my fear of pumpkins. And I almost forgot…I started my own blog! I can only speculate what 2012 will bring, but just I have a feeling it’s going to be a good year for us.

Tryptophan Nap

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m hanging out in the kitchen hoping Mom drops some tasty scraps. I hope you all have a relaxing day with your families!

I am a very lucky dog with a lot to be thankful for. Here are a few things at the top of my list:

Belly rubs

Soft pillows

Stinky socks

And we couldn’t have stinky socks without….stinky feet!

What are you guys thankful for this year?

Veterans Day

Veterans and military families, thank you for the sacrifices you have made for our country.

Uptown Dog as Sgt. K9 for his first Halloween

Today Uptown Dog would also like to honor his four-legged friends who serve in the military and search-and-rescue missions.

Read about dogs serving in Afghanistan in the New York Times.

Also check out this video about the American Humane Association’s Hero Awards, and this New York Times slideshow about dogs who served on 9/11.

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