The New York Times style section has refused to let the year slip away without publishing one more truly absurd trend piece, and so, in light of this, let us all take a moment to explore the wild world of dog co-parenting.
It opens with “when RJ King, Tripp Swanhaus and Carole Radziwill decided to share a miniature goldendoodle last year, friends discouraged it and scratched their heads,” which is one of the most beautiful sentences ever published in the English language. Go ahead, read it again. It’s like a choir of angels singing.
The trio — which includes both a model and a Real Housewife — has adopted Baby, a pet that splits its time between their three apartments in one Soho building. It’s safe to say that Baby lives a better life than 98 percent of people.
But that doesn’t mean that dog co-parenting does not bring with it a fair share of drama. For instance, writer Bob Morris calls Baby “slightly ill mannered at times.” Meanwhile, King had his own issues with a dog trainer they once tried, saying “she was a disaster, and she was also arrogant.”