Thursday, March 17, 2011

I am dog... hear me bark

Published by J at 2:20 PM

I am NOT a penguin! Why must they do this to me? Why?

Friday, January 21, 2011

I love this white stuff...

Published by Regis at 9:58 AM

Isn't it great? I mean, why don't we get more of this stuff? Seems like lately we've been getting it every week. I hope it never stops.

By the way, I think it really makes me look good. I'm really starting to master my dramatic pose.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

No such thing as bad press!

Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 10:47 AM

Regis made the NYT snow day pics submission!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Start of blizzard

Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 3:13 PM

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fashions in Brooklyn

Published by J at 7:03 PM

We all went out for a stroll the other weekend. Wouldn't you know, look at who decided to have a fashion show right in the middle of Urban Outfitters?

A New Bed for Regis

Published by J at 6:58 PM

We got a new bed for our precious Regis. He loved the old one, so we went out and bought the EXACT same bed. Unfortunately though, the pillow case made a loud sound because it was new and not broken in. This was scaring our tough guy Regis and he wasn't using the bed.

"Top Dog" (as she thinks she is known though she is not the rightful owner of the title), decides to demonstrate to Regis how the bed works.

Wouldn't you know... it worked!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Art or Cables

Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 12:39 PM

Regis and I went down to Brooklyn Bridge Park this morning and noticed some giant worm-like tubes in bright orange, red and purple. We weren't sure if it was an art installation or construction work, but it definitely stood out on a foggy morning.

Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 12:31 PM

Monday, September 6, 2010

Regis At Play

Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 10:45 PM

It was a cool Labor Day evening on the roof deck but Regis had fun playing for a bit.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I am not ready for my closeup

Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 1:42 PM

Regis and I went to the Labor Day Shiba meetup at the local dog run on Saturday where we were joined by a Japanese TV crew filming a segment for NTV about the popularity of shibas in the NYC area. There must have been about 25 shibas who showed up ready for their 15 minutes of fame. The TV crew filmed about 1 hour of footage with closeups of shibas playing, interviews with owners and two shiba scuffles with a collie. We even saw a shiba who was as tall as Regis, a first. So if you're wondering if Regis is going to be an international TV star in the near feature, I think this picture sums it up:

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Regis was bored out of his mind. He didn't do anything but sit by my side which does not make for good tv, he was like Alistair Cook without the comfy couch and shelves of book. The camera crew of course focused on the pups that played, ran around and barked.

L) It started off promising, he met a black and tan shiba but then ignored him. R) The other picture is the TV cameraman who approached Regis and a cream shiba for closeups. Regis ran away, you can see his butt heading towards the picnic bench.

L) Shiba scuffle! Regis is far in the center back (butt shot), I don't think he even knew what happened, but that white shiba had a throw down with the collie (blurry beige object at the front of the picture) and had to be lifted by his collar by his owner. R) Of course after the guy with the videocamera left, Regis returns. The other tall Shiba is sniffing Regis, they could have been identical twins size wise (ok, maybe the guy was a little more svelte).

L) A 3 month old black and tan Shiba following Regis who again had no idea what's going on behind him. R) Baby shiba gets an interview. Who doesn't love a puppy except for Regis?

So bored he can't even be bothered to get up when another shiba comes by to introduce himself.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weekend Shiba

Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 8:49 PM

It was another great weekend with the big red one. It got a bit hot on Sunday but we still managed to get some outside time in the dog run and walking to the sandy spot at Brooklyn Bridge Park in the early evening along with a trip to the fishmonger nearby.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Evenings by the bridge

Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 12:35 AM

Evening walks down by the Brooklyn Bridge always brings good photo ops!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Easy like Friday morning...

Published by J at 10:48 AM

Regis and I took our morning walk today down by the water. He was quite content to hang out and enjoy the breeze. Too bad for both of us I had to go to work.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Saturday Regis

Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 5:11 PM

It was a nice Saturday in the park with Regis then a trip to the fishmonger for mussels for dinner.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 5:12 PM

By mid-summer all of the leaves in a nearby park turn brown and fall off. I don't know if it's the heat or what, but it's definitely not fall yet. Every so often the parks workers will drive the mulching machine around and grind up the leaves and spread it over the grass. Sometimes though, there will be a little pile of mulch, and a certain Shiba has taken a liking poking his nose into the pile. This is the result:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Regis' birthday

Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 10:21 PM

Here are some more photos from his birthday celebration on Sunday.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Jaws of Life

Published by J at 9:53 AM

As the celebration of The Week of Regis" continues, here we have an upclose view of him devouring one of the extra birthday cup cakes D got him. Yum!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy birthday, Regis!

Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 8:25 AM

Regis celebrated his first birthday with us yesterday. He indulged in doggie peanut butter cupcakes and some cookies. Here's a sneak peak of the celebration, more photos to come.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Beware of dog part 2

Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 4:21 PM

For the second time this week Regis sensed or heard something we didn't and ran to the front door barking - only this time it was 4:07 a.m. and we were fast asleep. I got up (had to pee anyway and B didn't want to get out of bed) checked the door and kept watch at the crack beneath the door to see if I could spot any shadows and feet lurking around. Regis kept eyeing the door though no one was outside to my knowledge. After he calmed down I went to the bathroom and returned to find Regis gone. I looked in his bed and around the living room only to find his lying at the foot of our bed. Was he there to protect us or for us to protect him?

Does Regis hear or sense someone that we don't? Or is Regis turning into a sleepwalker and living some subconscious super-hero dog dream? Will I wake up to find half-eaten ice cream containers and empty milk cartons lying by his bed next?

Monday, July 26, 2010


Published by Denise aka Top Dog at 10:57 AM

Last night just as B and I had gotten into bed and turned off the lights we heard a sudden bark. We were both startled since Regis rarely barks and we last saw him snoozing on the living room rug. We got up hurriedly worried that he ate something weird (a la "My dog ate what?") or having a bad dream. We got up to find him staring at the front door, growling with his hackles up and then letting out a few more threatening barks. We looked out the door peephole but didn't see anyone outside or any noises. We tried to calm him and coax him back to his bed but instead he just decided to lie down in the hall to keep watch. We looked out the peephole again but we were unsure of what Regis sensed. This was the third time Regis has seemingly randomly barked at the door. While we're glad Regis is on the look out for us, we're also unnerved to know that he senses some danger we can't see. Regis never has a problem with guests coming over or delivery people or even neighbors in the hallway. While Regis whimpers and howls when he's happy, snores when he's asleep, barking is rarely a noise he makes. We hope that if it's a ghost he senses, it's a friendly Casper type, preferably one that does dishes, laundry and cleans soap scum off the tub.

Regis, guard dog on duty.