Photo by myself in Washington Square Park, in the Village.
When asked, the owner reported that this tiny dog, hardly bigger than a sneaker, was in fact full grown.
She was a bit nervous but did fine in front of the camera.
Mark and I debated whether we should make the trip to Coney Island or not - Sunday is the annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest. Past winners Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi will be there, and each routinely down more than 50 hot dogs in the 10 minute time period.
But the last thing we wanted to do was to stand in the midst of a hot crowd. We might just watch it on tv, instead.
The hot dog eating contest is being broadcast live on ESPN at noon, EST.
Update: Joey Chestnut won the contest for the third year in a row. He set a new world record, eating 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Kobayashi came in a close second, with 64 1/2.
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