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Barney Takes on Manhattan!….in the Rain….

Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 9:47 am on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Well the time finally came for Barney to venture out into the big city.  Since I don’t have a doggy to help show him around the city, Barney came to work with me for the day.  I was a tad concerned about this that he might become overwhelmed, but he seemed to REALLY enjoy it!  His mouth was hanging open the entire time as he took in the sights!  Here he is as we entered my office building, the lovely Conde Nast Building, where Vogue is published.  I was concerned Anna Wintour might run him over in the lobby, but she was nowhere to be seen.


We then went to my friend Gavin’s office as he has the best view in the building!  Barney took in the sights and watched all the cabs run by and sat atop the famous New Year’s Eve Ball.  Wheeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We then went off on an adventure in the subway.  Barney really enjoyed this part of the journey!  Sooooooo many people and smells! Where is a little purple dinosaur to look first!?  We took a quick subway ride to the world famous Empire State Building, however, when we exited the subway it had begun to rain.  Dark clouds were upon us all of a sudden out of nowhere.  We made a mad dash to the tall building and got a quick shot so as to not get Barney soaked!!!!


Back to my office for the rest of the day where Barney took a little nap and I got some work done before a big night out on the town.  You see, Barney had an appearance to make last night……..ON BROADWAY!  Yes, that’s right folks, Barney on Broadway!  Here he is making his big stage debut and reading all about his leading role as Sandy in the Playbill:



All in all, I think Barney really likes the Big Apple.  It’s a little bit overwhelming for him and he was pretty happy to be home last night and passed out the second we got in.  I think he might be a little confused as to why the people around here aren’t questioning me or looking at me funny as I take pictures of him, usually he attracts a lot of attention, but I told him, “hey, that’s how it is around here! most people just go on about their business….”

We have a few more days of trying to get Jill to warm up to the little purple guy and one big birthday party for him to be here for!  I’m not sure he ever wants to leave, I think he’s a big city guy now!




February 20, 2013 @ 11:16 am   Reply

So funny! You’re kinda a goofball, too, Erica! Love it! Nice day of travels, Barney.


   virginia and my kitty - dixie

February 20, 2013 @ 3:35 pm   Reply

funny you two! hope jill is doing well!



February 20, 2013 @ 6:45 pm   Reply

I am so glad Barney is having a great time. Loved him sitting on the New Year’s Eve Ball. Hope he enjoyed the Broadway show because many of never get to try that out 🙂


   Codie Rae

February 20, 2013 @ 6:47 pm   Reply

You GO Jill’s Mom! Throw that stinky purple monster off the Empire State Building so we can see how well he flies!

‘lil kitty Jill, if your mom doesn’t make Barney fly then you scratch his eyes out, ‘K?

Sorry, but y’all are being too dang nice!

Codie Rae


   Dakota Dawg

February 20, 2013 @ 7:01 pm   Reply

Well, you almost did it right. The New Year’s Eve ball is supposed to rammed upward with considerably more force than you demonstrated.

Maybe if you rub some catnip over Barney, Jill will rip into him. Or propose.




February 20, 2013 @ 8:25 pm   Reply

That’s brilliant. What an awesome day for Barney. He looks like he could fit right into city life!



February 20, 2013 @ 9:01 pm   Reply

I was wondering if Barney attracted any attention, but I see everyone minded their own business. I figured he’d be a great conversation peice (aside from the reported odor). lol



February 21, 2013 @ 1:21 am   Reply

Hey I think Barney’s eyes popped out of his skull with all that NYC nuttiness! Or maybe it was the view from way up high? I mean geez it made us dizzy looking at it. I think he’s in need of some serious surgery now.

Did he get a standing ovation on Broadway?

You know it’s funny because I was thinking myself about how none of our fellow city folk probably even noticed what you were doing with him, or cared. Crazy New Yorkers I tell ya!

It just blows my mind that Barney has been all over the continent, from the Alaska snowfields to the big bad city. Wow. Thanks for giving him the tour of a lifetime! Can we have one too?

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