Hope springs eternal that owners will obay sign. Confronting privileged dog owners is no fun!

Cavalcade of Canine Crap in NYC (3)

The Arrogance and Privilege of The Leash-Holder — Part 3 of 3

aleXander hirka
4 min readJun 6, 2022


Give me your privileged, your arrogant, your entitled puppy owners — yearning to take them everywhere . . .

The Food and Drug Administration’s Food Guide lays down the law: with few exceptions, live animals of any kind are not permitted on the premises of a grocery store, a restaurant or other Food establishment.

1. During the pandemic there has been a boom in pet ownership.
2. The pandemic has also led to a noticeable slackening in following rules and respecting others.
The blending of these two paradigms has led to Pooch Pandemonium—transforming New York City into a Houndog Hades!

In grocery stores and other food establishments.

Two pups for double emotional support, and so Lucy and Desi come along. Meanwhile, Spock is not much interested in fish.
Sherlock and Dashiell on line at the bagel shop — and Chandler being pulled towards the delicatessen
Ruby farts on the Keto snacks — and Oscar wants to move on from the olive oils
Little Slothrop goes looking for the banana display


The Metropolitan Transit Authority states: No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers.

Amfet (short for Amphetamina) is wired for the adventure
Note the NYPDs (n-eye-pids) — daydreaming and playing Candy Krush on their smartphones — while Chekov and her owner glide by



aleXander hirka

Writer, visual artist, philosopher, autodidact, curmudgeon. More than half of what i do is make believe. https://alexanderhirka.nyc