Photo by myself on Madison Avenue, around 63rd Street.
Last week, after visiting a project on the Upper East Side, I encountered a unique sight - two people talking on a corner, each holding their dogs. There were three dogs and two humans, and they all looked to be friends.
I don't usually talk to people I take photos of, but Ivy and Charlie were friendly. I was absolutely thrilled to have permission to post the photo above, and I wish I'd stuck around to chat.
In Ivy's words, all five are 'true New Yorkers'. Charlie is carrying Poochini. Ivy is carrying Tae (left) and Sam (right). Poochini and Sam are four-legged BFF.
This stretch of Madison Avenue is extremely fancy. Chanel, Barney's, DKNY and Bottega Veneta are among the stores in this area. And good luck finding an affordable place to eat.
It was refreshing to encounter fellow New Yorkers who were down-to-earth, regardless of their high end surroundings.
Gian writes that Poochini is the winner of the 2011 Underdog ResQ Calendar Contest! He won by a landslide and will be the face of the calendar. Underdog ResQ rescues dogs from shelters in the Tri-State area.
Oh what a stellar week for Poochini. I had no idea I was meeting a celebrity who has use of only one eye.
The Portrait Series is a once-in-a-while installment, featuring New Yorkers encountered on the street.
Related posts: On Little Black Dresses and Little Black Dogs, Furry Friends in Tompkins Square Park and On Dogs and Dogs.