Riverside Park Gang

Riverside Park Gang

Nothing quite like a good head chewing on in the morning.


The Diplomat

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A darling boy is Sergio. True of heart and brave.

Loves to chase deer and squirrels.

Always keeping the peace. Always consoling the hearts of others.

When Enzo, his friend gets in an argument, he consoles both sides with muzzle licks.

When Sophia the cat escapes to the backyard or locked in the garage he barks until she is let back in the house.

My constant companion. My friend.

Famed Bieber choreographer caught stealing mushrooms

According to TMZ, Calvin, the famed choreographer for a certain teen pop star (think Bieber) was caught stealing mushrooms at a posh grocery store(my favorite Whole Foods ever!) in Beverly Hills yesterday. His mom Kirstine was quoted as saying, “even as a baby Calvin was eating every mushroom within sight!”

The spin is already in action. Donny Deutsch said on the Today shows “Professionals” segment that Calvin should come out and admit he had a lapse in judgement and beg forgiveness. Rosie O’Donnel called him a shroom head and Star Jones said, from a legal stand point he needs to keep his hooha to himself. Calvin may have taken Donny’s advice when he announced that he would be donating $100,00 dollars the the AMI -the American Mushroom Institute’s fund for aging mushroom farmers.

Calvin, seen here showing off his toe dancing pose – the pose he suggested to the Beiber,  jacket by Etro, 2013 Spring collection, manufactured just like Indian tunics and brings out the jackets with a style that seems almost unkempt and uncared for, but instead is designed to perfection in every detail. Pants are Alexander McQueen also the spring 2013 collection. How does that Calvin do it – getting the jump on the rest of us with the fashion. Now he’s just got to get some impulse control in the shroom department if you know what I mean.

Caught in the act, Calvin, shown here in head to almost toe Dolce and Gabana jacket and pants, mixing it up with NBA Le Braun James sneakers.

Now in rehab Calvin was quoted as saying, “I don’t know what happened! One minute I was shopping for white truffels (I was going to do Michael White (NYC’s Marea restaurant) famous white truffle tagliatelle, Lindsey Lohan, Robert Downey Jr and Hugh Grant were coming over!)  the next I was in the police station.”

There is a history of crazy pants behavior – in early 2010 he was arrested for dancing in his underpants(his were pink polka dot Calvin Kleins – is he also a cross dresser?) in Central Park, and in 2009 woke up in neighbors when they found him sleeping in a guest bedroom after a night of wild partying and head chewing on this confirmed by best friend Enzo Wells who says they were just rough housing and besides he loves Calvin chewing on his head.

Then there was the time he flashed talk show host Rachel Ray while toying with a squirrel in his mouth and shouting, I luvs zee EVOO!(extra virgin olive oil as the Rachel likes to say).

Looking quite contrite in the just released mug shot, Calvin shown here with his 2 carat diamond stud earring, very much like the one Jamie Fox was sporting at a recent and oh so descreet meeting with you know who va va va voom.

Super agent , Ari Emanuel founder of the now-iconic Endeavour talent agency (not the mayor of Chicago – that’s his brother, the other fowl mouthed Emanuel) had to go into overdrive.
To rehabilitate Calvin’s tarnished image he will be the host of Saturday Night Live. One of the sketches has him dressing up as a mushroom while singing the heartfelt ballad, “Dont Cry for me Argentina”

Penny the pitbull has a dream

What I learn from dogs – a sketch book

Be enthusiastic and put your all into everything you do.

Things I’ve learned from Dogs

They are so much better at the meet and Greet

The secret life of Cassie

Cassie enjoys the simple things in life.  She loves sniffing flowers, playing with her best girlfriends, Ruby and Ella – chasing along when they are tussling together (regardless of the scandalous rumors of Ella being a spy.). Cassie in her JCPenney casual wear. (Cassie LOVES shopping at JCPenney because Ellen loves JCPenney and Cassie ABSOLUTELY loves Ellen.)

No one knew Miss Cassie had a secret life.  In the wee hours of the morning Cassie Goldstein is a fierce day trader.

While everyone else was loosing their shirt in the housing market she was cleaning up  by selling mortgage-related securities that are absolute junk at vastly  over inflated prices, then she bet against those same mortgage-related securities and made massive bets against the U.S. housing market so she made massive profits when the U.S. economy collapsed.

Goldman Sachs called her to find out how she managed to be the top earning day trader in the US, she told them that to begin with she wears lipstick when she is trading. (She never wears it any other time) The shade is “Sequence of Love by Lancome.  She also quite likes “Sweet Embrace” by Sephora collection but that’s an orange shade and she only wears orange shades when she’s looking at Mutual Funds. She suggested that they set up ex-Goldman executives in key positions of power in the U.S. government so that bailout money could be funneled to entities such as AIG that Goldman has made these bets with so that they can get paid after they win their bets.   Cassie and Goldman Sachs had their “most successful year” and will end up reporting approximately $50 billion in revenue for 2009.

Cassie likes to indulge her quest for adventure, a little skydiving anyone?  She is a  top competitor in “Hit and Rock”.  The object is to land as close as possible to the chair, remove the parachute harness, sprint to the chair, sit fully in the chair and rock back and forth at least one time.  Of course she’s really great at “tracking” – moving horizontally while free-falling and “pond swooping”  where pilots attempt to touch down at a glide across a small body of water. She just loves the danger of this move.  If you “chow” you plop right in the water and could get dragged down with the chute – hee hee hee!

Cassie also really loves windsurfing.  Carving, catching the rail, skipping sideways over stiff chop, the pop. Doing the Kaino – a sweet carving wave trick that involves a downwind 360 followed by an aerial 180 & rig flip, all done whilst continuing to ride the wave – nice!

Gybes, jumps, rotations, slides, flips and loops, Shaka, Burner (funnel ponch), Double Forward Loops, the Funnell , the Chachoo and the Clew First Puneta, the Spock, Eslider and Flaka.

The feeling of ‘true flight’.  A simple thing in life.


I am Henery the eighth I am I got married to the widow next door, she’s been married seven times before and everyone was an Henery, second verse same as the first.

Henry: the SI unit of inductance[1]. It is named after Joseph Henry (1797–1878), the American scientist who discovered electromagnetic induction independently of and at about the same time as Michael Faraday (1791–1867) in England[2]. The magnetic permeability of the vacuum is 4π×10−7 H/m (henry per meter). Plural is henries.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poet) Henry Ford (automaker) Henry James (author) Henry Rollins (musician) Henri Matisse (artist) Henry David Thoreau (author) Henry Winkler (actor) Henry Fonda (actor)

Old French Henry (modern Henri), derived itself from the Germanic name Haimric (German Heinrich), which is a compound of the word elements haim, meaning “home” and ric, meaning “power, ruler”.[1] Harry, its English short form, was considered the “spoken form” of Henry in medieval England. Most English kings named Henry were called Harry. The common English feminine forms of the name are Harriet andHenrietta.

Tom Dick and Harry.

Henry Cooper (boxer), (1934–2011) British boxer. Was the British, European and Commonwealth heavyweight champion in 1970

Henry Every, (born c. 1653) British pirate. Made one of the richest plunders in sea history and then retired and vanished

Henry Jekyll, title character in the Robert Louis Stevenson novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

My favorite Henry is the one that comes running up to me in the park with a big smile on his face even if he hasn’t seen me in a while.

Mabel and Stormy, furry girl detectives in the mystery of the missing ball.

After having discovered a forlorne Elly (“innocent” looking black lab very good girl friend) looking for her beloved orange ball, amateur sleuths Mabel  (killing in a little number by Julien Macdonald (in his words) “modernist glamour” with origami tailoring from the London Spring 2012 runway) and Stormy (in Blumarine – romantic in bold colors and unique print motif, from the Milan 2012 Spring Fashion Week – shoes from the D&G collection) set about to find out exactly what happened.

On the morning the ball was discovered missing, Gus(whom Stormy absolutely adores and wants to bite his face) was overheard arguing with someone, most likely Sergio – (a very handsome golden retriever – probably the most handsome dog in the park), or Moose a well known troublemaker Yorkie.  Afterwards, she seemed quite distressed and, apparently, made a new poopsy — which no one can find. She ate a little sticky and retired early to her spot with her other better sticky. That was when the ball in question (orange with cute blue baseball markings) was discovered missing.

Following much sleuthing and looking about Mabel, in a Salvatore Ferragamo Double-breasted wool jacket in a pinstripe pattern (Massimiliano Giornetti – head designer wanted to take those at the Salvatore Ferragamo show on a journey to someplace hot, steamy and tropical and Mabel wanted to go along!) and Stormy (working a Yves Saint Laurent from the Paris spring 2012 fashion week – silky halter tops in jewel tones tucked into cropped trousers.) found traces of slobber and leaves stuck to the bottoms of their very fashion forward shoes.  This leads them to several suspect so they decide to sit down and pontificate the evidence. It also gives them a chance to have a little snacky of donuts and a cup of, um – we’ll call it tea (everyone knows they are secret drinkers!)

Stormy, in the cake dress (yes cake and she ate it  all later in the day) by Just Heavenly Bakery from the London Spring 2012 Fashion Week points out that Enzo was sitting on his bench at the time chewing on his purple ball and making out with gawd knows who as he is want to do, Timothy the really big Irish wolf hound ( they say that the Irish are supposed to be full of wit and whimsy but Timothy never finds anything funny and appears quite the grump) was lurking nearby.  Also, Julie the boxer mix who would probably take the ball just out of spite, Calvin, cute but big trouble maker chewing on everyone’s’ head and all and Carmel – who you really have to keep your eye on because she’s always getting in your business and sneaking up to steal the balls – especially the squeaky ones.

Mabel, wearing cropped pants with nice toppy – Van Gogh, “Starry Night” inspired  by the Mulleavy sisters of the Rodarte house points out that Calvin had to leave earlier so it couldn’t be him and Julie had already gotten in trouble so her mommy had made her go to the horrible fenced in place with all the dust, so it couldn’t have been her. Leaving Carmel the mini Akita with really great fur, Enzo and Timothy as the prime suspects.  Carmel is  known to have never liked an orange ball – probably because she’s orange and was playing with the very crazy Lola (a “party” doodle) which means it most likely was Enzo or Timothy – heaven help us getting the ball back from either of those two!

As it turns out Enzo, distracted by one of his new girlfriends scratching his ear in just the right spot and all three balls dropped right out of his mouth! No orange ball was found. Timothy was busy eating treats when Mabel and Stormy who had finally woken from their stupor – oops I mean nap and found Timothy wasn’t sitting on the bally ball after all.  Mabel just happened to look over and saw that the ball was right behind Elly’s tail and wasn’t even missing at all. Go figure!