A dog and a park go together like a drag queen and an ill-fitting pair of lucite heels. Seriously, Mammaâ€™s love affair with her park is no joke. She loves her long walks through floral-lined paths and the freedom of running on a grassy patch without her leash onâ€”all while her two dads run frantically after her giggling and laughing like a couple of school girls.
With that said, Mamma has the privilege of living two blocks away from the amazing Fort Tryon Park. This public park is located in Washington Heights (our hood of almost 10 years) and is situated on a 67-acre ridge overlooking the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge, the New Jersey Palisades and the Harlem River.
Fort Tryon Park is also the site of The Cloisters, a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to medieval art and culture and home to the Unicorn Tapestries. The actual castle-like structure was brought over from Europe and reassembled, stone by stone, on its spot in the park.
Here are a few photos of our little Biscuit angel enjoying the flowers alongside the many paths through this amazing park. She really knows how to distract the average, puzzled tourists looking at their maps with her epic tongue. Mamma was on her way to the New Leaf Cafe (located within the park) to have lunch with Bette Midler when I snapped these photos. Our Biscuit is a busy pug about townâ€”between her marathon naps, her numerous walks through the park and her general community socializing, she still has the good sense to make time to stop and smell the flowers.
And here she is yawningâ€”tired out from two minutes of photo taking!