Friday, May 18, 2012

The further adventures of Kita the Wonder Dog of East 10th Street

Back in March, we introduced you to Kita the Wonder Dog of East 10th Street, whose owners recently brought her home from a shelter.

[Kita in March]

Since then, the cards and letters continued to arrive at the EV Grieve P.O. Box. How is Kita? How is she adjusting to life here? That kind of thing.

So we got in touch with Kita's owner for an update.

Kita the Wonder Dog of East 10th Street has spent her days acclimating to the neighborhood. She had a close call with some sort of terrier mix that got off its leash while crossing Avenue A and lunged for poor Kita.

Being the wonder dog that she is she literally leapt out of its clutches and received an ovation from the people seated outside Café Pick Me Up. Kita is heavy into the dog run across the street. While she enjoys chasing pigeons, we’ve tried to explain to her that there’s nothing stealth about a dog with three noisy dog tags and a bright yellow ball in her mouth trying to sneak up on a flock of unsuspecting birds.

She remains undeterred.

Kita spent a recent weekend up in Connecticut and went on a little boat ride.


Once we were smack in the middle of the lake, (Bantam Lake, in Litchfield County, the largest natural lake in Connecticut for those who might be interested) she promptly fell or jumped in — it was hard to tell which. Turns out to be a reasonably good swimmer.

On the next episode: Kita applies for a liquor license.

13 comments:

Marty Wombacher said...

Great to read the update about Kita and the last line was too funny! Nice one, EV Grieve!

Anonymous said...

everyone could use a wonder dog in their lives

Anonymous said...

WHO IS A PUPPY? WHO IS A PUPPY? WHO IS GONNA CHARM CB3?? YOU ARE! YES YOU ARE!

Anonymous said...

HEH :)

LvV said...

Kita at sea! What a beautiful puppy.

Anonymous said...

I love Kita! It is great to see her living such a nice life, having fun in the city and even getting out to enjoy nature every once in awhile. Thank you for the update.--CC

Anonymous said...

duly noted that kita is naked as well but this state of being seems more socially acceptable for dogs and cats than people

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

What a wonderful story. There are so many loving animals in shelters waiting to be adopted. Hopefully this story will inspire others to adopt as well.

Goggla said...

Now this is a reality series I would watch. :)

Anonymous said...

Aww, great story. Thank you for the follow-up. To anyone thinking about adopting or knowing someone who might, check out www.petfinder.org or any one of our wonderful shelters directly.
Regards from this Anon and her dog & cat. (They keep you warm in the winter when your nutty landlord turns off the heat!)

Anonymous said...

What a sweet patootie!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kita looks so serious in the boat. Pre- or Post- dunk, I wonder?

shanaelyse said...

Love her! I'll be on the lookout for her adorable face around the hood! ;)