Nightclub For Pooches

The woof, the woof, the woof is on fire.Manhattan mutts will soon have a place to shake their tails on a Friday night — the Fetch Club.

The 3,000-foot indoor dog park/canine club slated to open next month in the heart of the Financial District will be tricked out with sybaritic amenities synonymous with Wall Street: special spa baths, holistic mud masks and facials, homemade meals, manicures — and even a doggie disco.

“If an owner wants to go out one night, they can drop their dog off at our nightclub,” said owner Peter Balestrieri, who hopes to even outfit the doggie dance club with a disco ball.”We’re serious about the well-being of animals, but we also want them to have fun,” said co-owner Jenna Lee, a former finance worker now taking veterinary courses.


The Next Governor Of Texas Could Be A Dog

In the annals of Texas political candidates, surely all of them have been human. Until now.
A 5-year-old rescue mutt from Austin is running as a write-in candidate for governor of Texas.
His name is Woodrow, as in Wilson.His owner, Lorri Michel,said that Woodrow is a political independent, so he couldn’t run in the Democratic or Republican primaries that happened in March. But, the Nov. 2 general election is open to all, and Michel wants Woodrow’s name to be written-in on ballots.

It all started when 43-year-old Michel, an Austin attorney, watched her pooch frolicking off-leash one day in nearby Pease Park last summer. She watched in amusement as Woodrow would stride purposefully from one park visitor to another.