A City Girl Turned Country Gal Visits the City Part II
Hej and welcome back for Part II:
Manhattan, New York is full of wonderful sounds and flavors. You are also assured of having visual pleasures like none other.
The city is a treat for the ears. Street musicians can be found everywhere:
This group can frequently be seen and enjoyed while sitting on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
New Yorker residents love , I mean really love their dogs and cats. They can be seen everywhere as you stroll the streets of Manhattan:
Here is a very special lady:
This is actually an common sight in Manhattan. There are special strollers made for dogs and I have seen them all over the city.
Ava Gardner was a rescue dog after being shot by NY police. When the policeman saw what has happened, felt awful and acted immediately. He quickly got this dog to the vet for treatment. This dog was lucky to survive the shooting which left her with only 3 legs, but even luckier to be adopted by Manhattan residents Nicky and her husband Michael.
There is a book”Chronic City” by Jonathan Lethem . “It is a work of fiction about new york city and there are several crazy prominent characters in it and ava is one of them. The author fell in love with her classic pitbull grin and warmth “.
You can read a review of this book in this New York Times Review:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/books/review/Cowles-t.html
As you can see, at 7 years old, Ava Gardner is a very happy lady indeed as she views Manhattan’s sights from the comfort of her doggy stroller. Ava’s adopted daddy is a bookseller in Manhattan and here is a short film about him and his books:
Thank you Nicky for letting me take Ava Garner’s photo and thank you for sharing her story with me!
I hope you have enjoyed a tiny slice of New York , as seen through the eyes of a City Girl turned Country Gal on a visit to the City!