Archives For Pets

1. Only a few more weekends to catch the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasboard indoors at their 50,000-square-foot space in Williamsburg. (

2. How to be happier in five seconds? Hint: It starts with “I love you.” (

3. Massive renovations to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower are nearly complete. (

4. Consider the cronut croaked. Chef Dominique Ansel reveals his newest creation—chocolate chip cookie milk shots. (

5. At SXSW, worlds collide. Specifically, Grumpy Cat and Game of Thrones. (

6. Six new cities were selected to participate in the Green Lane Project, a two-year program to build better bike lanes. (

7. Apps for pets? We’ll bite. (

8. We’re thrilled that COS (a sleek, modern clothing line owned by H&M) is heading stateside. (

9. Finally, the definitive recipe for the perfect Dark ‘n Stormy. Bottoms up! (

Is it O.K. to allow pets and their stuff to be seen during showings? According to The New York Times, the answer is no.

Stefania Cardinali, an associate real estate broker, explains that not everyone is familiar with dogs and cats. Plus, there’s always a chance that Fluffy won’t like having new people in the home and might bite, claw, or jump on the potential buyer. Fur and dander can also be a problem for prospective buyers with allergies.

When it comes to pet toys and accessories, the fewer the better says Joan Dineen, an architect and dog owner. Dineen’s advice is to leave only the accessories that work with your décor, which means hiding the giant cat trees. (Unless if you have a cute cat pod, like this one from Hepper.) Another recommendation? “De-fur” all the surfaces.

Source: NY Times

Photo: John Burcham for The New York Times