Spectrum | Oct. 12 6:20 pm EST
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Meet the doggies of Morningside Heights

Jing Qu / Spec

Your throat holds back an obnoxious squeal. You unexpectedly come to a dead halt on the middle of the sidewalk, much to the disdain of a few other pedestrians. True love waddles by: a tiny, wrinkled face, a clumsy yet confident gait, maybe a little drool.

While the Morningside community is sure to take pride their diversity of people, it goes without saying that experiencing the diversity of non-bipedal residents (sorry, pigeons!) is crucial to the happiness (and cuteness quota) of many.

Meet the six cute dogs that caught our eye:

Jing Qu / Spec

Name: Mozart
Sex: Male
Breed: Belgian Shepherd
Age: 11 ½ weeks
Likes to chew: “Whatever you don’t want him to.”
Quirks: “He runs into walls a lot. He also tries to herd us because he’s a shepherd. Oh, and he cries like a girl!”

Jing Qu / Spec

Name: Bowie (“Named after David Bowie.”)
Sex: Female
Breed: Boxer + Hound
Age: 1
Likes to chew: “Oh, anything around. Safety pins, nails…”
Bowie’s behavior: “Well, she recently ran away and got put in doggy jail for about three hours. … She’s an amazing, loving, good dog.”

Jing Qu / Spec

Name: Ketzie
Sex: Female
Breed: Cairn Terrier
Age: around 5 (she’s a rescue)
Hobbies: She’s “eager to find rats” on night walks.
Ketzie’s stubbornness: “My husband”–a professor at Columbia–”and I usually take her for a walk every day, but she hates when my husband doesn’t come on the walk with us. The other day, he wasn’t there and we only got as far as her morning business. She would not move and simply planted herself!”

Jing Qu / Spec

Name: McGee (“He’s a Florida resident.”)
Sex: Male
Breed: Golden Retriever, “…though you can’t tell with his bad haircut.”
Age: 11
Likes to chew: “Anything you can do tug-of-war with, anything with stretchy rubber.”
McGee’s feats: “Well, in Florida, at Delray Beach he started a dog park. He liked going to the same spot—nobody ever hung out there. But we ended up getting three to four tickets of about $50 each for it, and the police felt so bad for us that they made the empty space into a dog park!”
McGee’s human also says he “refuses to walk anywhere without his own leash. He has tenure, and because he has tenure he likes to have control.”

Jing Qu / Spec

Name: Jackson
Sex: Male
Breed: Shepherd mix
Likes to Chew: shoes
Jackson’s human on his habits: “He should have stopped chewing as a puppy. He loves flip-flops. He has…destroyed many flip-flops.”

Jing Qu / Spec

Name: Sadie
Sex: Female
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier + Pekingese (“…might have a little Chihuahua.”)
Likes to chew: Bully Sticks
Sadie’s love life: “She had a German Shepherd boyfriend named Bruno at about four months old. He would toss her around, and she would lie down between his arms.”
Hobbies: “She does yoga sometimes.”




  1. puppiesrg8 • October 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm • Reply


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  2. dogluver4eva • October 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm • Reply

    can i have all the owners’ contact information so i can offer to be their dog walker

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  3. maggie • October 12, 2013 at 11:31 pm • Reply

    This is my favorite Spectrum post. ever.

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  4. "True love waddles by" • October 13, 2013 at 1:03 am • Reply

    Bre, this is adorbs.

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  5. PhyliciaCU • October 13, 2013 at 2:40 pm • Reply

    No one takes me seriously when I say this, but I will walk your dog for free. FOR FREE. Seriously. Because this makes me so happy it’s ridiculous.

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  6. dogluv92 • October 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm • Reply

    Wait what about the huge white uber fluffy dog that’s always at Deluxe?!?!??! #tearsofjoy

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  7. cc15 • October 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm • Reply

    this is literally the best thing ever. can we make it a regular thing?

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  8. help? • October 14, 2013 at 1:27 am • Reply

    lolllllll well if anyone is missing a bit of dog in their lives, post on this page:


    and I would be happy to take a break from walking her for a day!!

    CC 2014 dog owner

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    • help? • October 14, 2013 at 1:28 am • Reply

      as in, like post your availability and when you want to walk her

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  10. Ketzie • October 17, 2013 at 9:44 am • Reply

    Thank you for all of the love!
    Anybody wanna hire me for the Rat Squad?

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  11. Echo Volla • November 8, 2013 at 5:23 pm • Reply

    Yeah Mozart! :D (He still whines like a girl)
    There are SO MANY cute puppies in the city, it’s unbelievable-!

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