Friday, October 17, 2014

Hudson in The New Yorker

There is an article in the current issue of The New Yorker about emotional-support animals (E.S.A.) which recounts at some length the author's experiences taking various kinds of creatures into places that are off limits to all but service animals: "Pets Allowed."  More than halfway through, you get to the story of her experiences in Hudson with a borrowed alpaca being passed off as an emotional-support animal and realize that the photograph at the beginning of the article was taken in the CVS on Warren Street. To echo the owner of the alpaca, on learning about the beast's visit to Olana, "I'm not sure whether it reaffirms my faith in humanity or destroys it."


  1. Hey kids not a bid deal for HBB's. Sometime ago, late 1960's early 1970's a lady & her Mom? owned a bar/restaurant on Rt 9G South, believe it was named the Blue Stores Inn. I only visited the place once due to the fact that they had a male adult lion on a large chain leash in the bar area. Needless to say, I walked in, I walked out. I thought I might be either a little tipsy or as said "seeing things". A few weeks after I just happened to see a car in Hudson go by with the two women in the front seat and the male lion sitting in the back of the vehicle.
    So bring your alpacas on, Hudsonians can handle anything.

  2. ... and then there was the guy who would hang out on Warren with his huge snake. One client never returned because of that!