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Concourse Puppy World in the Bronx

Received Monday, February 19, 2007

I noticed a 2006/2007 Royal Blue Lexus SUV attempting to locate it's way in the vicinity of 183rd & Grand Concourse Way in the Bronx. The driver seemed inexperienced and was hesitant and jerky, dangerously so. This first caught my attention because I was trailing her. Ten minutes later I am leaving Puppy World in the Bronx and this individual comes in with a frightened child of some 5 or 6 years of age. It became clear to me that the female involved was a nanny or au pair. She was very fair skinned with blonde hair and blue eyes. She had a speech pattern that I recognised to be Swedish. The child had curly hair midway down her back-medium brown. As I finished my business it became rather clear to me that the au pair was visiting one of her friends/ boyfriends who was employed in the store. The au pair spoke in what I expect she considered "hip slang" (proved only disconcerting to me). The little girl was wearing a knit cap that had a pom pom and strings to tie underneath her chin (hanging). The hat was striped pink, black and white. The little girl's jacket was designed as faux fur in faint pink. The child was by all odds very comfortless in the store which the au pair took no notice of. This is not to say that I witnessed the au pair mistreat the child. It was when I went outside and walked to my car I noticed the SUV with CT plates lodged into parking spot parked at an obtuse angle, literally parked on six inches of heaped-up ice & snow. I realise today is a holiday and I am guessing the girl is usually in school. The question is do Mommy and Daddy know about her South Bronx Adventure? Besides the perceptible concerns, she did not appear to have the driving skills necessary to master the busy streets in this neighbourhood. Please do not comment on this posting unless you are acquainted with the specified area. -Pascal Barre

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

uhhhhhh ummmmmm what????????
Is this you?
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Anonymous said...

yikes! all those big words.. cant compute.

Anonymous said...

I would take this post more seriously if the spelling and grammar were not so atrocious.

Anonymous said...

To the OP (Pacal)
So you are trying desperately to come off as cultured and regal all the while professing your deep seated knowledge of the South Bronx?
What in the Hell?

Anonymous said...

Give the OP a break. The post was simply written by someone English or who learned to speak English in the U.K. Why all the anymosity? Am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

Take this post more seriously?
Nanny can't drive yet takes her boss's luxury vehicle and their frightened child to the south bronx to fraternize with pitbulls and the muckety muck that breed them. How's that?

PS realise is correct in some areas of the world!

Anonymous said...

Enough with the PC garbage. You don't pay your nanny to drive your $80,000 SUV into the South Bronx with your kid so she can flirt and get off on seeing her boyfriend. She should be canned ASAP. And for all you knee jerk nanny rationalizers, if you love the S. Bronx so much, then go move there and spend your days visiting the playgrounds there strewn with hypodermic needles and trash. I lived in Upper Manhattan/Morningside Heights for the last 15 years and I know what I'm talking about.

jmt said...

I wish that all these puppy stores would shut down. And people, stop buying from these places. I don't care about their claims of paying the most to fine breeders for the best puppies - that's crap. They all get dogs from puppy mills. They are horrific places which are filthy and inhumane to the breeder animals. For example, many mothers are bred so often their teeth fall out because the mothers' bodies will pull calcium out of their own teeth and bones to give to the growing litter inside. They are so badly nourished. Most moms never leave their kennel box and live in their own filth. When their bodies are wrung out they die. If you have to look at it from an economic standpoint, you are buying a substandard product for an inflated price. And the "shelf life" of the pups is only two or three months, or until they grow out of their cuteness. The way they are sold on payment plans is also ridiculous and just shows how much money there is to be made in this business, especially impulse buying. If the puppy dies, the store still gets their money.
Please go to a shelter to adopt a pet. If you must have a specific breed, research for a small-scale breeder who will give the pups a head start by taking care of the mother with medicine and proper nutrition. They will also be socialized properly, not just taken from the mother when they are barely weaned to be sold.
What does this have to do with this blog? A society can be judged by how it treats it's most defenseless members. That includes children and the animals under our domain. Parents- set an example for your children of responsibility and protection for the helpless, make good choices and vote with your dollars. Don't give them to cruel industries. As a bonus you won't buy a puppy mill dog that will die right after your kids get attached to it, after you have spent hundreds of dollars at the vet.
And, no I have never been burned this way. I adopted a mixed breed from a shelter and she's a beauty! And awesome with babies and kids.
Thank you.
www.petfinder.com
Spay and neuter!!

Anonymous said...

jmt-
you're awesome!
You don't have to be a Veternarian to advocate for animals! Anyone who cares and takes an interest in animals can have their say!

I love Steve Bartelstein said...

I don't think Steve would approve of this.

Anonymous said...

The last five comments are all awesome!PC Rhetoric is for shit.

Anonymous said...

TEAM PASCAL!

Anonymous said...

12:20 PM,
Yeah, he probably wouldn't.

bronx minute said...

Oh please. Ok I AM familiar with this area, and I even got a puppy from Concourse Puppy World 8yrs ago! lol So what exactly are you trying to report? I've lived in the BX all my life and if you're attempting to stereotype us as some sort of lower class people you've got another thing coming buddy.
FWIW, Concourse Puppy World is literally the block off of the Fordham area (yup, Fordham University, Little Italy) and is just the tip of the south Bronx. I'm in the North Bronx and I love the Vet directly across the street from Puppy World, the people there (yes, the people that patronize the Vet's office) are wonderful! It's no upscale Connecticut neighborhood, but don't imply it's some horiffic area. Not like she took the kid to a hooker corner in Hubnts Point. Chill out.

DS said...

Heavens to Mercutroy, the Bronx? Concourse Puppy World? It sounds like a busy, gnarling mess of super diversity. I prefer Darien, myself and I have my puppies shipped to me from Utah.

cali mom said...

So...she parked crooked with one tire in some snow and stopped into Puppy World, and used a slang word you didn't understand? Yes, send her packing back to Swededn. And make her pay her own airfare. Who does she think she is??!

cali mom said...

Oh and Pascal honey, please do not post on a public forum if you think the general public reading your post should not respond. It makes you look really silly.