I (heart) New York
Over one million dogs are licensed in New York State. That’s considerably more dogs than the human population of San Francisco or Boston or Washington, DC. That’s more dogs than the total combined human populations of New Orleans, Cincinnati and St. Louis.
In the summer of 2016, New York State acknowledged that fact by passing into law the Doggie Dining Bill. The act, sponsored by state senator Kemp Hannon, allows leashed dogs to dine with their owners or companions at most outdoor cafes.
Shortly afterwards, in September, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a measure allowing residents to be buried with the cremains of their deceased pet, a practice that was previously banned.
I’m thinking of making “I love New York” my new theme song.