Dogs of New York – Tasha Bella the Manhattan Morkie |

19 Apr

We are excited to interview and profile Dogs of New York! Our first post featured New York’s Adoptable Dogs. Today we would like to interview our doggy friend and television star, Tasha Bella the Manhattan Morkie! She is on Twitter @ManhattanMorkie and she also has a Facebook page.  Tasha and her mom, Susan, star on the debut episode of Nat Geo Wild’s Spoiled Rotten Pets with Beth Stern this Saturday, April 20 at 9 pm.

Introducing Tasha Bella!!

Tasha Bella Photo Credit: Susan Godwin

Tasha Bella
Photo Credit: Susan Godwin

Q. How did you get your name?
A. My real name is Natasha but my friends call me Tasha, for short. I am named after one of my Mom’s favorite actresses, Natalie Wood – whose real name is Natasha Gurdin.

What neighborhood do you call home?
I live in Hell’s Kitchen, a neighborhood of Manhattan – that actually makes me neighbors with Cubby and Ginger!!

Favorite dog-friendly NYC spot?
My favorite dog-friendly NYC spot is definitely Shake Shack!! They have yummy hamburgers that Mom shares with me – and we have a lot of Pup Scout meetings there, so it’s always a fun time! Tribeca Grand Lounge is a very chic place to go, too.

Favorite day trip from NYC?
I actually haven’t been out of NY that much, unless it’s far away, I’ve been on lots of planes – but a day trip, hmmmm, does Brooklyn count? I love Coney Island – they have the best hot dogs!

Do you have any pet peeves?
Oh yes – my pet peeve is being forced to ride in a car!! I hate cars! I pant and shake the entire ride! But what Mom thinks is funny is that I love the subway and buses! BOL I guess I’m just a city girl at heart!

Human peeves?
When humans use that vacuum thing – that’s the only time you’ll hear me bark! I hate vacuums!!

What do you like to eat?
I eat Artemis dry food and Stella & Chewy’s and Natural Balance – but I REALLY like to eat turkey and vanilla ice cream!!!!!!

If you could break bread with any doggy (past or present) who would that be?
I would love to break bread with Freeway, from “Hart to Hart” – Mom watches the DVDs of that show and Freeway is one cool dude!

Any famous humans you would like to meet?
I’ve been pretty lucky with meeting some great actresses, because my Mom is in the business. She’s introduced me to dog loving, Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Bernadette Peters and wonderful actress, Valerie Harper – who is the person who told Mom, years ago, that she should get a dog, so she got me!

Tasha is a Pup Scout Photo Credit:  Susan Godwin

Tasha is a Pup Scout
Photo Credit: Susan Godwin

Birthday suit or dressed to the K-nines?
Dressed to the K-nines of course!! I wouldn’t feel right walking around naked! BOL

Designer duds or off the rack?
Designer Duds!! I started with off the rack, as a puppy – but once you start with designer duds, there’s no going back!

Favorite doggy charity?
I love Yorkie 911 Rescue, not just because I’m half Yorkie, they help lots of doggies besides Yorkies.
I also like Celebrity Catwalk and Broadway Barks! Too hard to pick just one Favorite doggy charity.

What is one thing other pups probably don’t know about you?
That I’m engaged!! BOL Just kidding – everyone knows that already! BOL
But maybe they didn’t know that my real name is Natasha. Or that I have a stroller that I’ve never used! (Maybe this will shame Mom into using it!)

Upcoming summer plans?
OMD, so many plans! After Blog Paws, we have ZZ and Pebbles Disco Party, then Yorkie 911 Fundraiser, then Dexter and Zoes wedding in CT – then I want to visit Gramma & Grampa in NH – I am going to be one busy doggie this summer!

Any new doggy products you can recommend?
We just found Dawn Diesler’s new line of dog carriers, Bespoke Canine!! They are so lightweight and pretty – and the best part is the inter-changeable handles, to match ALL our outfits! So cool!

Thank you so much, Tasha, for being a great doggy to interview!!  We will watch you on Spoiled Rotten Pets this Saturday, April 20 at 9 pm!!

3 Responses to “Dogs of New York – Tasha Bella the Manhattan Morkie |”

  1. Fiona & Neva April 20, 2013 at 3:41 am #

    great interview! Tasha has quite the life

  2. Christina Janssen April 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    Yay Tasha Bella…as your BFF I am sooooo proud of all your accomplishments and now we can add Television Star to that list!!!! Love you BFF XOXO Beignet aka “Lady B.”

  3. Cuba May 4, 2013 at 2:55 am #

    Tasha, you don’t want to break bread with me?:(

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