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Books Signings: Elias Weiss Friedman’s ‘The Dogist’

1439846887-cover-the-dogist-hi-resThe Dogist himself, Elias Weiss Friedman, will be talking with Stacie Grissom of the BarkPost newsletter about the release of The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs. The event is being held in celebration of the book’s release and in recognition of October being Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, so the ASPCA will be there, too, with a few furry friends in need of a home. Strand asks that you please keep your own pooch at home, but BarkBox will be on hand with all the materials you need to make a pup-friendly doggie bag to take home, so you don’t have to feel too bad about Fido missing out. Brews will be on hand from Radiant Pig Craft Beers, so buy a copy of The Dogist or a $15 gift card for admission and stop by Strand for a doggone good time.
See our column Word Up for more of this week’s book signings. 

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Puppies N’ Pints! Brooklyn Brewery Went to the Dogs Last Night

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

No, not all of the 2,000-plus people who committed on Facebook to attending the first ever Puppies n’ Pints were able to go – sorry guys, Brooklyn Brewery’s just not that big. They had to cap the event at 100, but in the wake of the incredible response the event’s organizers are already planning two upcoming opportunities to play with adoptable dogs while enjoying a few good brews. And as for Wednesday night’s event, the smiles on people’s faces would indicate success for the fledging cause.

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Gallery Invites Cats and Dogs to Paws and Reflect On This Pet-Themed Art Work

Photo courtesy of Mark Miller Gallery

“Egyptian Cat” by Nancy Grimes, photo courtesy of Mark Miller Gallery

Call it a pet project. This Sunday, the Mark Miller Gallery will launch a show featuring paintings of cats and dogs, and four-legged gallery goers will be treated to wine and cheese water bowls and dog treats.

Ever since he was a kid, Mark Miller has had a soft spot for animals. “People can’t afford to take care of their dogs and cats,” he told me. “We’ve had a lot of homeless animals in the Lower East Side and it’s caused me to get warm to the whole idea of doing something for dogs and cats.”

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While You Wait For the Cat Cafe, Meet Some Kitties and Help Some Doggies

(Photo: Madeline Walsh)

(Photo: Madeline Walsh)

A week ago, the folks at Macaron Parlour emailed to let us know that they’re opening the city’s first permanent cat cafe at 46 Hester Street. Unlike last time, this time it’s for real. Customers will be able to nibble on homemade pastries and sip coffee from Blue Bottle or tea from Harney & Sons while they get anywhere from 30 minutes ($4) to five hours ($30) of QT with cats that can then be adopted from KittyKind. The cats, we’re told, will have “bespoke playpens,” and there’ll be free wifi in case you want to, you know, watch cat videos.
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Feel Free to Bathe Your Bulldog at Bushwick’s Latest Pet Store

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

Bushwick’s pet scene sure has gotten frisky: the last year has seen the openings of Bushy Tails, Bushwick Pet Superette, the new dog park in Maria Hernandez Park, and now — Bushwick Bark! Dottie Evans, who opened the pet shop last week, hopes to bring a different flavor to the neighborhood.
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