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Friday, March 6, 2009

Seen in San Francisco: Canine Boozer Orders Hair of the Dog That Bit Him

Posted By on Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 10:30 AM

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Don't worry: The greyhound was 21 (in dog years). Apparently, the effects of the recession have trickled down to man's best friend, who feels the need for a bracer or two at the end of a long day -- though the animal tells us it's just to "take the edge off."

San Francisco dogs don't go in for your fancy drinks; that's more of a Los Angeles or San Jose thing. Here it's just whatever's cheap and plentiful and can make life with maniacal local dog-owners bearable.

Actually, "Pooka" is a teetotaler, belongs to one of the bartenders at Doc's Clock in the Mission -- and, we're told, "this is her only trick."

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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