i'm now a dog owner. i've adopted a really terrific schnauzer/poodle mix. he weighs in at 16 lbs. and doesn't shed.
he's also pretty rad. very sweet and friendly. i've named him DR. BOMBAY. he's been a hit everywhere we go.
i found dr. bombay through the good folks at BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY. they rescued him from the baldwin park animal shelter, where he was about to be euthanized, AND was covered with matted fur and about a dozen fox burrs dug deep into his skin. BEST FRIENDS had these burrs surgically removed. they nursed this dog back to health. now he's gone from living on the streets of baldwin park to living in a west hollywood apartment. i should've named him arnold drummond.
one of the many great things about living in weho is how dog friendly this enclave is. dr. bombay and i go on power walks that last an hour, or more and i never have to think about bringing along water for him. because we pass at least 4 or 5 places where water is either out for dogs, or where i can ask for water and someone nice will bring it out.
and there are handy dog poop bag dispensers all over this city. and lots of trash cans.
but for some reason a lot of people don't pick up after their pets. if you see someone in this town that doesn't pick up their dogs poop, please do what i do. run over and pick up their dog's poop yourself and then throw it on the person who neglected it. it's a totally fun game. and worth getting poop on your hands... again.