Archive for the tag 'lost dog'

Sheepshead Bites received the following note from a neighbor:


LAST SEEN: Friday on Ocean Avenue and Shore Boulevard, running towards Oriental Boulevard.

Please call (347)933-1641.

She is skittish and is not easy to catch. Please call if you see her.

Large reward if found.

This came in yesterday from reader Ray C.:

I’ve been a long time reader of your great site and hoping you can be of assistance for our lost dog.  His name is Bobbie and he is a white pure bred maltese, about a foot long.  He ran away some time this afternoon at around 3-5pm.  When I went around the neighborhood, someone spotted him on E 17th and Ave Y, near Doody’s.

Turns out Bobbie is his sister’s dog, and he’s watching it while she’s on vacation. Let’s help him out so we can avoid seeing some Cain and Able action when sis returns.

Contact Ray at

A photo of the lost dog, now named Bringle

So, before I begin, let me point out that there is some serious information in this post regarding the lost dog we told you about yesterday, and you should read past my idiocy to get there.

First, the idiocy. I received the following message from reader David Z.:

I think I found the brindle dog, he definitely fits your description of him. He answers to jaguar and he keeps asking for Diego (perhaps that’s the owner’s name)

He is also a bit aggressive so I am keeping my distance, if you touch his ear he growls at you.

Do you think they are offering a reward???? I can go get bong at the sex shop if they are ;)

Jokes aside, if David had indeed found the dog I’m now naming “Bringle,” he could buy plenty of bongs.

Why? Just a few minutes after I got David’s message I stepped outside and a frantic-looking woman was stopping at every house on the block, and giving out fliers to anyone who’d take them. She also posted them on utility poles. Lo and behold, the fliers were for Bringle [pictured above; no, not the jaguar... way up there].

The woman seemed very upset and I truly hope she finds her dog. The fliers say there’s a $1,000 reward, so there’s something in it for you if you find him. Call (917) 279-7942 with any information. And if you ever lose your dog, cat, panda or star-nosed mole and want to get the word out, let us know.

View the fliers about Bringle, the lost dog.

I spied this lovely flier taped to the Redbox machine at the 7-11 on Coney Island Avenue at Kathleen Court. So, first off, if anyone has seen this dog, give a call, eh?

But concern for the dog or its owner wasn’t my first thought – perhaps revealing some deep flaw of personal character. Instead I said to myself, “What the heck is bringle?!”

Honestly. I didn’t know. That bothered me more than the idea that some little kid could be shattered over her lost pup. She could’ve been raised by that friggin’ thing, and now would be totally destitute, bawling her little sparkling eyes out like a proud member of the Lindsey Lohan generation.

But all that mattered to me is this mysterious word, “bringle.” If a real word, it would be my favorite. It sounds musical, and leaps out from between lips. Its pops with energy and spirit. No, it bringles with energy and spirit.

It’s an awesome word, but I have no idea what it means. Do you?

I Googled it, and other than a particularly nasty definition in the Urban Dictionary (far too nasty to link to), I couldn’t find anything. I even tried to find out if it was some Russian word that meant, like, brown or something. That would make sense, right?


This dog is brindle patterned, not bringle. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Well, I think they meant brindle. Which is another word I’d never heard before. But – thank you, Wikipedia – it is apparently a coloring pattern in animals, sometimes described as “tiger striped,” but more subtle. Check out that photo to the right.

Anyway, why am I wasting time and space on this little topic? Because there’s a freakin’ lost dog, people!

Have you seen it around? It looks like a tiger, but more subtle!

If you know anything, give the number a bringle.