Every Saturday, Alex and Freddy join the volunteers and other dogs of Mighty Mutts at Union Square in New York City for an adoption event, where passersby can admire them, pet them and, hopefully, adopt them. This Saturday, I had the chance to stop by and say hello to two of the sweetest dogs I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
As I searched for Alex and Freddy amid the sea of dogs excitedly meeting potential adopters, I knew almost immediately which ones they were.
The two poodles were noticeably more apprehensive than some of the other dogs at the park that day. Alex sat in the lap of one of the volunteers, and didn't move from that spot for any reason whatsoever. Freddy, on the other hand, was a little more mobile - he anxiously moved about, hoping someone would offer him food or a little love, but also not wanting to stray far from his buddy, Alex. He constantly looked back to check on his friend.
Caitlin Jill Anders