Dr. Jellison and the For Paw's crew were invited back to appear on the Live with Kelly television show to inform viewers on how to keep their dogs happy and healthy during the summer months. Missed Day 1? Read it here: http://northcanton.patch.com/blog_posts/for-paws-goes-to-new-york
5:30 am came very quickly the morning of the Live with Kelly shoot. We got everyone up, fed, pottied, groomed, and looking beautiful for the show. We were all very excited and just a little bit nervous. I felt like a celebrity as a car pulled up to take us directly to the ABC studios! During the dress rehearsal, the dogs were treated like stars! Everyone involved in the show wanted to come say hello, hold the puppies, and welcome Dr. Jellison back. The crew remembered Sherman from the last time he was on the show and no one could believe that Dunkin was only seven months old. Several people asked if they could keep Peanut, while Rhubarb and Relish were happily running around, enjoying all the attention.
After the successful dress rehearsal, JR and I took Sherman, Dunkin, and Peanut on a potty break to Central Park. Once outside the studio, the dogs still received their star treatment from pedestrians walking by. Of course, Sherman thinks that everyone is his best friend. The park was only two blocks away, but neither Sherman nor Dunkin could wait that long. Both of the boys left big messes right in the middle of the sidewalk. Just as Sherman was finishing up his business, a European tourist started snapping picture after picture of us and the dogs. Why? I'm not sure. In my mind she was a paparazzo, trying to get a glimpse of the animals before the show. But in reality, she was probably just excited to see such beautiful dogs. Oh, New York.
The taping went great! Dr. Jellison did a wonderful job, yet again. I would love to tell you every little detail about the shoot. . . But why ruin the fun? :) Tune in on June 11th at 9am to watch Dr. Jellison's segment! Can't tune in? The video will appear on the Live with Kelly website after the show is aired, so check it out!
Once we finished taping and the crew said reluctant goodbyes to the dogs, we headed back to the hotel to freshen up and grab our cameras. Sabrina and I, being newbies to NYC, got to ride a double decker tour bus around downtown. We hit all the must-see tourist locations including the Empire State building, The Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Plaza, The World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty! We were the happiest girls around!
That evening we met up with Dr. J and JR for dinner at Patsy's, Frank Sinatra's favorite restaurant in New York! It was absolutely wonderful! After dinner we wanted to do a little bit of shopping and Dr. J thought it was about time that I hailed my first New York cab. After a little bit of encouragement, I took several (what I hope looked like confident) paces out into the busy NYC street, threw my hand up, and voila! There in front of me was my very own taxi, waiting to take me wherever I wanted to go! So it was just as easy as it looks in the movies!
That night Sabrina and I explored Times Square a little bit more and did some shopping. Before we got to New York, we were warned not to make eye contact with people on the street because they would stop and try to talk to us or sell us something. Keeping this in mind, whenever someone tried to talk to me, I just stood tall and told them, "I'm sorry, I'm not allowed to talk to strangers". They usually laughed and left me alone. Hey, at least I found something that worked!
Day two finally ended around twelve thirty when we made it back to the hotel. Yet again, we were exhausted and ready for a good night's sleep!