Being mainly a cat person who transplanted to NY most recently from the Midwest, I’m still getting used to the spectacle of dog walkers. Earning upwards of $15 per dog (per 1/2 hour), these dog walkers know a thing or two about keeping leashes untangled, dogs in a pack, and pooper-scoopering!
Recently on the Upper East Side, I spotted:
An energetic young man rounding the corner with 6 dogs…
Followed by this pack of toy dog breeds.
This serene dog walker was clearly the leader of his pack…
Which became evident when a tourist, thinking it looked fun, asked if she could step in and take the “reins.”
I guess it’s not as easy as it looks!