Meet brothers Tony & Elliot
If you catch Betty Garrett and Phyllis Duryee out walking in the neighborhood in the coming weeks, you may think you’re seeing double. Not because of any great similarity between the two longtime German Village residents, but between their new “best friends.”
Betty Garrett and her new best friend, eight-month-old Tony the CavaPooChon.
Betty, who has had both dogs and, more recently, cats decided several months back that it was time to adopt a new puppy. But not just any puppy. Hers had to be small, cute, furry and easy to care for. Another important consideration, she didn’t want a dog that sheds. After researching her options, Betty decided on a mixed breed – a CavaPooChon – roughly equal parts Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Toy Poodle and Bichon Frise. She reserved one with a breeder near Akron. And when little Tony was old enough to leave his mom, he relocated to his new home on Thurman Avenue. That was just a few months ago; and from all appearances, Tony (named for famed COVID-19 doctor Anthony Fauci) has settled in quite nicely.
Phyllis Duryee and her new friend, Elliot - Tony's brother.
Not long after Betty adopted little Tony, her friend Phyllis Duryee, who lives just a few blocks away on City Park Avenue, was visiting. Phyllis hadn’t known about Tony, but she had lost a dog a little over a year ago, and instantly fell in love with Betty’s new friend. A quick phone call to the breeder confirmed that there was one member of the litter still available. And that is how Phyllis came to adopt Tony’s brother, who she named Elliot (after British poet T. S. Eliot).
Little Tony, full of energy, becomes a blur on camera.
Tony and Elliot haven’t seen each other in months, and neither has any idea that he has a brother also living in German Village. Betty and Phyllis plan to re-introduce them to each other soon. We can only hope someone will be there with a camera to capture the reunion.