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Pooches & Pussies of the Year
by Readers (and their pets)
July 10, 2008
Ahh, lesbians and their pets... Each month, we present our pick for Precious Pet to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and to make some magnificent mommies very proud. Time and time again, we hear that this column is one of our readers' favorite parts of GO. Ladies, the pooches and pussies that make us go "Awww!"

Mila & Munchkin
AGE: 2
SEX: F
ETHNICITY: Mila: French Bulldog; Munchkin:  T-Cup Long-haired Chihuahua
BIRTHPLACE: Both of them Brooklyn, NY
RESIDENCE: Bushwick, Brookyln, NY
OCCUPATION: Mila: Being our child; Munchkin: Being Mila's little doggie. And biting her ears.
FAVORITE TOYS: Mila: Anything that moves and makes funny sounds. Munchkin: Mila is her favorite toy.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Mila: Sun bathing and rolling in the mud; Munchkin: Annoying Mila.
FAVORITE FOOD: Mila: EVERYTHING; Munchkin: Fresh meats.
PET PEEVE: Mila: when Munchkin humps her; Munchkin: when Mila shoves her out of the bed.
LEAST FAVORITE PHRASE: "Mila, get off the bed." "Munchkin: stop that."

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LIMA
Age: 3
SEX: F
ETHNICITY: Chihuahua
Birthplace: Midwest
Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Telecommunications
Favorite Toy: Strangers
Favorite Leisure ActivitY: Mountain-biking
Favorite Food: Lint
Pet Peeve: Pichu
Least Favorite Phrase: “What's that, bad girl?”

PICHU
Age: 6.5
SEX: M
ETHNICITY: Chihuahua
Birthplace: WEHO
Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: International Financier
Favorite Toy: Mom and feathers
Favorite Leisure ActivitY: Watersports
Favorite FoodS: Bacon and broccoli
Pet Peeve: Lima
Least Favorite Phrase: “Lets clip the nails.”

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ZOEY
AGE: 1.5
SEX: F
Ethnicity: Yorkie
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Residence: Ringwood, NJ
Occupation: Chasing squirrels & napping on mommy’s lap.
Favorite Toy: Old squeaky green frog
Favorite Leisure Activity: Sleeping in bed with mama
Favorite Food: Cantaloupe
Pet Peeve: Having my nails trimmed
Least Favorite PhrasE: "Who did this????"

GUMMIE BEAR
AGE: 4 months
SEX: F
ETHNICITY: Pembroke Welsh Corgi
RESIDENCE: Orange County, CA
OCCUPATION: Everyone’s favorite gelatinous snack
FAVORITE TOY: Snoopy
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Herding  small children.
FAVORITE FOOD: Escargot
PET PEEVE: “Because my legs are short, sometimes when I’m running, I’ll miss a foot, face plant and do a couple rolls.”
LEAST FAVORITE PHRASE: “No eating snails!”

ABILENE MICHELLE THEA HOFFMAN BRUNER (ABBI)
AGE: 2.5
SEX: F
Ethnicity: Classy tuxedo
Birthplace: The streets of Park Slope
Residence: Joplin, MO
Occupation: Resident panther/parrot
Favorite Toy: The stray kitties who visit her at the windows.
Favorite Leisure Activity: Bird-watching and bird-calling.
Favorite Food: Cheese and strawberries
Pet Peeve: Her terrier cousin Chucho pouncing her and her little sister Bella.
Least Favorite Phrase: "Nobody likes a bad kitten!"

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EZEKIEL "ZEKE" MONTOYA
AGE: 3.5
SEX: M
ETHNICITY: Chihuahua
BIRTHPLACE: Orange County, CA
RESIDENCE: San Francisco, CA
OCCUPATION: Butt-sniffer, nose and face cleaner, cuddler and free therapist to mommy
FAVORITE TOY: Turtle—all the way!
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hiking with mommy.  "All the other hikers laugh at me because they think I’m too small, but I’m the one laughing when I pass their wimpy-ass big dogs at the end of the hike."
FAVORITE FOOD: Duck breast—"but it gives me serious gas."
PET PEEVE: "People who can’t sit still while I’m sleeping on their laps."
LEAST FAVORITE PHRASE: “Don’t eat that!”

DUSTY ROSE
Age: 2
SEX: M
ETHNICITY: Alley Tabby
Birthplace: In an alley
Residence: Chill Town—Jersey City, NJ
Occupation: Neighborhood Watch
Security Guard.
Favorite Toy: The pug
Favorite Leisure ActivitY: Smoking cat nip
Favorite Food: Chicken wings
Pet Peeve: To be held
Least Favorite Phrase: "Stop!"

TABASCO GOMEZ
AGE: 15
SEX: F
Ethnicity: Jack Russell Terrier
Birthplace: Lodi, CA
Residence: San Francisco, CA
Occupation: As Marga’s personal assistantfor 15 years Tabasco has traveled all over the country and licked many celebrities in the face including Lily Tomlin, Queen Latifah and Tennile. Favorite Toy: Leopard print ball
Favorite Leisure Activity: Squirrel hunting
Favorite Food: Thanksgiving turkey.
Pet Peeve: Seeing or hearing measuring tape, any kind of measuring tape.
Least Favorite Phrase: "Drop it. Drop!"

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TRUMAN
Age: 12
Sex: F
Ethnicity: Miniature Schnauzer
Residence: Greenwich Village, NYC
Occupation:  Doggie diva
Favorite Toy: Ruth’s pug stuffed animal
Favorite Leisure Activity: Basking in the sun
Favorite Food:  Cappuccino foam and gelato
Pet Peeve:  Being combed
Least Favorite Phrase: "No, Tru!"

SHANE
AGE: 11 months
SEX: F
Ethnicity: Not sure
Birthplace: Dumpster, Long Island
Residence: Holbrook, NY (somewhat better than the dumpster)
Occupation: Gymnast/bird watcher/stunt double
Favorite Toy: "My tunnel and any limbs on my mommies that move."
Favorite Leisure Activity: "Stretching out, taking over the dog’s bed, eating, taking walks with the dog and my mommies."
Favorite Food: "Pretty much anything that fits in my mouth (I eat more than the dog)."
Pet Peeve: "I hate cluttered night stands so I do what ever I can to 'clean' them off. I also hate most dogs, they are just such pedestrian creatures."
Least Favorite Phrase: “No!” “No, get down!” “No, don’t eat that!” “No, that hurts; I’m bleeding!”

SIOBHAN
AGE: 5
SEX: F
Ethnicity: Pug
Birthplace: CT/ MA line
Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Occupation: Punk Rock Pug Princess of NYC
Favorite Toy: Mr. Disgusting, a hairy scrap of fabric that once resembled the shape of a teddy bear.
Favorite Leisure Activity: Kissing, petting, and more kissing. Also cuddling, licking stranger’s arms, being carried around the Metropolitan during Queeryoke in a fluffy pink bag, sleeping 20 hours a day,  and photo-blogging (nicepug.blogspot.com). Oh lord, what a life of leisure!
Favorite Food: Rocks (or cat shit)
Pet Peeve: People saying the c-word—“cookie”—without following through.
Least Favorite Phrase: "No rocks, Sioban!"

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