Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Silent Treatment - New York Times:

CHICO is a dog.

But Chico is also a Broadway star! He’s in newspaper ads and on posters! The marketing strategy of “Legally Blonde: The Musical” is all but centered on him.

Fine. But two waitresses at B Bar in the East Village thought nothing of scratching his ears while he dined. The world is unfair and it judges by superficialities, like whether one relieves oneself in public.

It was Monday night, one of Chico’s two nights off. Over grilled chicken and baby carrots, he looked by turns world-weary and aloof.

“Rawrf,” he said when the chicken was taken away. But that was all he would volunteer, throughout the entire dinner. “Rawrf.”

2:53 PM