Free hugs in New York City from Loubie (the hugging dog)!

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It’s Monday. Everyone needs a hug on Monday. And sure, you might have a friend or a relative or a spouse or a significant other that you could ask that gives decent hugs, but I don’t have to know how good that hug is to know that it’s no comparison to one from a friendly dog.

Your dog, if you have one, is of course preferable. But if you don’t have one, or if you happen to be in New York City and don’t mind “cheating” on your pup (oh they’ll find out!) then you should make it your mission to find Loubie.

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This is Loubie. Short for Louboutina. We mentioned her on Bow Ties but wanted to again here. Loubie gives out free hugs in NYC!

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Her usual spot is at 5thAve and 17thSt 2-3 times a week (Loubie’s got it right, that’s my kind of work week!) with her owner Cesar, giving out hugs to anyone that wants one.


There are a lot of great reasons to go to New York City, but a hug from Loubie just might be at the top of the list!

Follow her here:

Loubie’s Instagram (@louboutinanyc)

Loubie’s Facebook       

Loubie’s Twitter (@TheHuggingDog)

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#Loubie #TheHuggingDog #NewYork #NewYorkCity #NYC #ThingsToDoInNewYork #LaughLoveLick #LaughLoveLickHUG

SC Featured: Arthur – A dog’s remarkable journey to find a home

SC Featured: Arthur Documentary

This is one of my favorite true stories of all-time.

We shared it on Bow Ties when I saw it, but wanted to share it here because it was recently announced that it is going to be made into a major motion picture. It’s the story of Arthur, the dog who crossed a jungle to find a home. And of Mikael Lindnord who, with his team, took him home. From ESPN’s SC Featured:

It’ll probably be the best 14 minutes you’ll spend today (There might be a longer version out there, which is worth seeing). It’s absolutely beautiful. I’ve watched it many times and cried from the start every time. But spoiler alert, it has a happy ending (I tell you this cause I won’t watch animal stories that don’t have a happy ending!). I even read the book…and I never read.


The film will be called Arthur the King and will star Mark Wahlberg.

#SCFeatured #Arthur #MikaelLindnord #MarkWahlberg #ArthurtheKing #BeausBlog

We like to say “What’s better than a dog in a bowtie, right?!” And Darius Brown has figured that out too!

We like to say “What’s better than a dog in a bowtie?!” And this kid has figured that out too! Check out this article from on Darius Brown, a 12-year old boy who makes bowties for dogs to help them get adopted. (And we love the name of his company, too!)

Meet the 12-year-old boy who designs bow ties to help shelter pets get adopted

Darius is the best! It’s a beautiful thing to see someone figure out how they can use their talents and abilities to help people or pets (especially pets!). Isn’t that kind of what most of us are looking for in our lives?

(Photos are from Darius’ Instagram page @sirdariusbrown)

He’s Batman! For homeless dogs and cats


I’m Batman!

Ok, I’m not. I’m Beau Tyler. But this guy really IS Batman! For homeless dogs and cats.

Click the link below and check out this article from The Dodo to see how this man (spoiler alert: his real name is revealed) helps transport shelter pets to their forever homes.

He’s Batman! For homeless dogs and cats.


Oh and I couldn’t do this post without including one of the greatest endings to a Commencement speech ever…Michael Keaton at Kent State:


The Family Business-Bat Dog

Family Business – Bat Dog

This brings together three of our favorite things…families, dogs (yes, I know that’s redundant, but I just wanted to be a little specific), and baseball. It’s a few years old, but worth posting. Click the link below to see the ESPN E:60 piece. And you may get a little emotional…

The Family Business-Bat Dog link to piece

(I’m not saying I cried. No. I did have a little allergy attack partway through that made my eyes water and tear up a little bit. As I was chopping some onions. Purely coincidental though.)






This is all-natural, A-Rod! No PED’s in this pup!!!


Other related article links to check out:

Dogs of Baseball: Meet the Cutest Canine Champs – American Kennel Club

It’s time for bat dogs to be promoted to the Majors – CUT4 by



Here’s something we love

Many of us hope that this is what heaven will be like.
We love this wonderful cartoon by Charles Barsotti.
Thanks to our friend Diana for sending this along.