Perhaps not as close up as this, but close up, nevertheless.
Via Justin Beck – click to expand
Those circling Golden Gate Park looking for a free parking space will eventually be rewarded, but finding an empty spot can be a trying ordeal taking upwards of an hour. Best if you enlist the aid of beasts and children.
Why not give it a try? They’ll bark or squeal to alert you when the see a legal space.
Bless the beasts and the children.
The American Kennel Club released its stats of most popular dogs for 2008. (Sadly, if your pup didn’t come with papers, it might not have been counted. Moving on…)
What were the trends for 2008?
“San Franciscans seem to be moving their preferences from petite pooches to larger breeds,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “The city by the bay added the German Shepherd and Rottweiler to its Top Ten while smaller breeds, such as the Pug and Dachshund, dropped in popularity.”
You see these Puli dogs all over town these days. When will they crack the top ten?
The results for 2008, here are your most popular San Francisco doggies:
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Golden Retriever
5. French Bulldog
6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
8. German Shepherd Dog
9. Rottweilers (tied)
Sorry Labradoodle, even though Brad Pitt gave one of you guys to Jennifer Anniston a while back, you’re still not respectable enough to be considered a breed of your own. Maybe next century.
More deets after the jump. Congratulations to the winners.
Here’s how you do it - just wander outside on the streets of The City on Wednesday at around 8:00 PM. Chances are good that you’ll trip over a San Francisco Examiner dated for the next day. (What would “clairvoyant advisor” Melissa Alvarez, the Paranormal Examiner, have to say about that?)
Of course you won’t get to read about things that happened that evening, like a national speech given by Wasilla Warrior Sarah Palin for example, but you WILL get a sneak peak on the stuff you appreciate, like the new weekly City Hall Examiner page penned by Ivy League lawyer, Sweet Melissa Griffin.
Hooray for the Bulldog! Srsly!
In the movie Citizen Kane, Kane tells Susan, “The bulldog’s just gone to press,” to which Susan sarcastically replies, “Well, hooray for the bulldog.”