by Steed Dropout
Nov. 21, 2013
THE DOG CELEBS OF BERKELEY’S TELEGRAPH AVE.
Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, Spuds Mackenzie–celebrity dogs from movies and advertising.
Red-Dog, Dude, Flash–celebrity dogs from Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue, awaiting their big scenes, but famous to those who love them and sometimes abuse them. As the rest of us stumble over them.
U.C. Berkeley students call South Side’s student ghetto, “Bear [Cal’s emblem] territory.”
The territory should be known as dog territory.
Street kids know each other’s dogs as the affluent know the names of their dogs’ frisk-pals from well-groomed suburban dog parks.