Meet Pirate

Wednesday, May 9, 2018,

I go to a lot of parks and Frank Melville Memorial Park in Setauket is one of my favorites. Frank Melville has a lot going for it, from its abundance of animal life to its scenic views and its well-groomed trails. This is all good stuff, but Frank Melville Park has one other big draw for me: Frank Melville Park has dogs.

Meet Pirate. These are stately pics of Pirate but, in all honesty, Pirate is not quite stately. Not yet at any rate. I think he’ll get there. Pirate is a four month old Boxer and he is as friendly as you can expect a puppy to be. These photos fail to capture his youthful exuberance or his genuine friendliness. I believe they were taken while his attention was taken away by another passing dog, because Pirate likes meeting other dogs as much as he likes meeting photographers. Pirate is one lovable dog. I hope you get the chance to meet him for yourself. JK


Handsome Drooler

Friday, March 3, 2017,


This handsome beast is one of several great dogs that I met in Lake George, NY during the third weekend of the city’s Winter Carnival celebration. While he may not look it, he was quite friendly. Actually, when I look at this pic, I think he looks pensive. Deep thoughts, a philosopher perhaps. Or maybe he’s just wondering what my forearm tastes like. Who can tell? JK