Saturday, July 13, 2013

Jim Buck, 81, First Professional Dog Walker

Another wonderful obituary by The New York Times' Margalit Fox, the tale of a man who found a void and filled it. Here's a sample: "Mr. Buck knew dogs — as a young man, he bred Great Danes. He also knew New Yorkers. Before long, a void was filled. By 1964, The Times reported, he was making $500 a week, more than his electronics job paid. His cobbler enjoyed a regular cut: Mr. Buck wore through the soles of his shoes every two weeks."

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