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Opening Arguments

Bark Mitzvah

How do you know someone has more money than he knows what to do with? He spends $10,000 to have a religious ceremony for his dog:

David Best decided to throw a party for his dog named Elvis. He decided to make it a "Bark Mitzvah" and had guests like Dr. Ruth show up at Sammy's Roumanian In Manhattan.

And, yes, there is video.

I spent $1,200 on my cat Pierre when he had a liver problem, but it bought him a few more years in pretty good health, so I consider it money well-spent. I'd spend that much or more on Dutch and Maggie, the two cats I have now, if their health were threatened. But I'd never make them wear silly hats or sweaters, the way some dog owners act. It would offend their dignity just so I could make some kind of statement about myself to other humans. David Best is, if I may borrow a Yiddish expression, a putz.


Harl Delos
Wed, 08/27/2008 - 2:35pm

You sure you want to call him a putz? I think the yiddish word you want is schmuck.

Remember Abbie Hoffman at the trial of the Chicago Seven? He told Judge Hoffman that at the judge's briss, the mohel threw away the wrong part....