Patricia and Gerry, her husband, live in my building in midtown. I often see them walking their two lovely dogs on 57th Street. When I told Pat of my new venture she was eager to share her many stories about all the beautiful dogs they have had in their lives. Here is what she tells of her darling two dogs that she has now, "We met Lola, our twelve year old Cockapoo, when she was three year old. We discovered her at adoption day in Central Park hosted by Animal Care and Control in the summer of 2005. She had an orange vest on her that said “adopt me”. However Gerry was not sure if we should adopt her seeing as she had two previous adoptive owners. After returning from a business trip, I came home to a surprise. Gerry had gone and adopted Lola! Lola is smart and perfect; she adored Nana and kept her alive until Nana was fourteen years.
Our most recent dog Dempsey, a Shiatsu mix, was adopted from Bideawee where I've been a board member since 2006. Dempsey was named after Jane Dempsey, a volunteer from the West Hampton site. Jane rescued Dempsey when a driver tossed him from his car without slowing down. When I first met him he was a mess. He had a bad “cherry” eye that they had operated on. While he healed, I went to the shelter every day so that he would become comfortable with me. We fell in love immediately and he fell in love with Lola!"