I’m old and native enough to remember when Eddie Blake’s Tail O’ The Pup used to sit on the corner of La Cienega and Beverly. Hell, I’m old enough and native enough to have gone there for a hotdog after a day spent with my mom at the old pony rides and Kiddyland amusement park across the street, which disappeared when the Beverly Center was born. It was around that same time that Eddie Blake and his Pup beat a retreat a block or so west to its current digs on San Vicente just north of Beverly.
And now the dog stand is reportedly in danger of being run off by a developer, only this time there’s nowhere for the L.A. institution to go except to the great doghouse in the sky? Ain’t that a bitch?