October 30, 2014
Sam, the white-faced Golden Retriever, is 13. When bouncy Bichon Chloe approached him just inside the Central Park Zoo, he could not resist the 10-year-old's curvy figure, and the two of them wagged their tails, wiggled, went nose to nose, and did a little dance. After Chloe and her very old, bundled-up mom with an "Old Country" accent departed, I spoke to Sam's dad, an older, casually-dressed gentleman, and took a few phone photos. "Look at you," he said with a smile, "you're getting so emotional over this." I smiled at him and Sam and blinked back the tears. Woof!