Having been in New York for just over two months I can safely say that you would really have to do something outrageous to be considered strange in this city. There is something for everyone here, I mean really. Take for instance this past weekend’s Halloween Dog Parade that took place just a few blocks from my house – sure it is held to raise funds for a good cause but it really is pretty bizarre.
Sometimes it was hard to tell whether the owner of the dog dressed to match their dog or if the do was just an excuse to spend all day dressed as Wonder Woman or the woman from 50 Shades of Grey. Also, some of the dogs looked downright uncomfortable and I felt really bad for them. There was a pug there dressed as Evita, inside this cardboard building structure and it looked like it couldn’t even move. There were also quite a few politically-themed dog outfits – “Mutt Romney” and a pair of Obama and Romney dogs together with their bodyguard owners.