Still hot on the doggie trail, a fact-finding mission in search of the perfect pooch, Betty and Bimbo took the PATH train to Jersey City to meet (their counterparts?) Mickey and Mara, two "little angels" who were abandoned and left tied to a tree by some bastard.
Jersey City is very cool, like what we imagine parts of Brooklyn were like before we were born. This small city is one of the most ethnically diverse spots in the country, and every few blocks you'll find small parks, trees, brownstones, fire escapes, colorful paint, flags of the world and its movements, libraries, and interesting food. It was a beautiful fall day and Betty and Bimbo soaked it up.
Mickey and Mara, and their foster mom, Linda, greeted us with shin-snuggles at the door. The dogs were super cute and loving. Bimbo took a special liking to Mickey (pictured), who loved to be squeezed, wrestled, and just plain manhandled. We were told beforehand that Mickey was blind and that Mara was his sister and his guide, neither of which turned out to be true, but they still loved each other and played cutely in a tangle of pointy floppy ears, tongues, and small teeth on the floor.
We took them for a walk around the block (and a mid-walk squeeze for Mara); a good time was had by all. Will Betty and Bimbo settle down and commit? Will a twelve-legged household ensue? Tune in next time for the further adventures of Betty, Bimbo, and the dogs of the tri-state area.
[Photo courtesy of Posh Pets Rescue]