Monday, August 7, 2017

Max's Final Photo

To all of you out there who were his friends--furry or otherwise--thank you.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Clean-up Day, Saturday, May 20th.

Formally, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, but probably starting earlier and ending later.  Our tradition is to bring the dogs, and their tradition is to goof around while we work.

Just found out that Danny Mercado of the Parks Department got a well-deserved promotion--but it's in the Bronx, so we'll be dealing with new people to get our tools and wood chips.  Good luck to Danny, and good luck to us.  And here's hoping we don't get rained on.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Fall Clean-up, Saturday, October 15th, 10:00am to 2:00pm (and later)

I have never actually known Clean-up to fail to start before 9:00am, or to fail to run well after 2:00pm, and nobody has to be there the entire time.   Whatever your schedule is like next Saturday, feel free to show up and make a contribution, for one hour or six.  Dogs welcome as always.  Refreshments served as always.  Wood chips have not arrived yet (as usual) but they should be there by the time we need them.  And the dogs will decide they are special play mountains created especially for them, and get in our way, as is fitting.  See you then.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Ribbon-cutting for new 142nd St. Dog Run

It opened in June, and the dogs have been enjoying it for weeks, but the ribbon-cutting is tomorrow.

It's at 142nd, and Riverside Drive, just a 23 block walk from us.  It's not nearly as big as the Rocky Run, and is similarly lacking in running water, or fancy amenities, but the site (which may or may not be temporary--reading different accounts--would they do a ribbon-cutting for a temporary dog run?) has four London Plane Trees, and four Locust Trees, providing lots of shade, and there was a lovely breeze coming from the south this morning, making it feel downright delicious on this hot day.

It also has a Facebook Page, which is something we really ought to have had by now.  Don't look at me, I'm so not a Facebook person.  But I'm a dog person, and I think this run is a great addition to the nabe.  If you haven't checked it out, do so sometime.  A lovely place to stop when taking a walk with your dog on what I always like to think of as Roverside Drive.  But if it's hot, you might want to bring water.