Guzzi is a five-year-old Australian Shepherd who has grown up in New York City. I've come to terms with the fact that Guzzi is more popular than I am in my neighborhood. He is the mayor of the block, and he makes New York a friendlier place for anyone who walks him. We try to get out of the city as much as possible--Guzzi is a big fan of road trips, swimming, chasing balls, hikes, and snow. He is also a therapy dog and visits hospitals for the Good Dog Foundation. He's always a big hit with the patients, and he loves spending an hour getting treats, attention, and tummy rubs from the patients.