Dog Bodega Owner Is a Hit With Locals
By Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Business has been booming at a Queens bodega ever since its owner was unceremoniously let go and replaced with a dog.
“He’s just the coolest,” says a neighborhood youngster, referring to Giant, a black Lab. “Like, yesterday I wanted to buy some Twizzlers but I was a dollar short. He didn’t even say anything.”
In addition to his lenient sales policies, locals cite Giant’s equally strict adherance to tobacco laws.
“Oh yeah, good luck buying smokes from him without an ID,” says Ray Canterbury. “My grandmother just happened to forget hers, and he just wasn’t having it. He literally blocked the tobacco shelf — as if she was going to take the whole display. She’s 83.”
Still, residents wouldn’t have it any other way. “Come on, even the last guy would tell you a dog is way better,” Canterbury says, stepping up to the counter. “Isn’t that right, buddy? Who’s a good boy? Huh? Who’s a good boy? Uh, let me get a Powerball and some 9-volt batteries.”