When you attend a professional conference and you don’t know anyone, it can take some effort to put on a friendly face and talk to complete strangers.
But as I found out yesterday, that’s nothing compared with stopping the perpetually-in-motion New Yorkers and their dogs to take photos for your blog . . . armed only with a measly iPhone. It’s kind of embarrassing.
At least when I’m carrying a big camera, people assume I’m legit.
So besides the friendly bulldog puppy that I posted about yesterday, I was was starting to despair. I even resorted to taking a photo of my $5.25 ice cream scoop, just in case I wouldn’t find any photo subjects for today’s post.
But as I was heading home, unexpected success! I spotted a friendly Border Collie named Cosette, lounging outside a local restaurant.
This 13-year old pup was quite obliging about posing for photos, as long as she got in a few kisses in the bargain. Cosette’s human and friend were also excited about her being featured on The Daily Toki. She is apparently quite the metro dog – she lived in Chicago and New York, and even served as the unofficial college mascot of her people pals. What a beautiful girl! They always say the prettiest girls live in New York . . .
On my way home, I had another success with Shiro, who was sitting with his family outside of Peels (delicious breakfast by the way!!).
Shiro, you are too cute!!
Oh and my ice cream? Overrated. Try Il Laboratorio del Gelato, in the Lower East Side instead.