Dear HONY,

Our names are Rebecca and Ali Rosenthal, and we are sisters, and best-friends. We are 17, and 14 respectively, and have been fans of HONY forever. We would really love if you could photograph someone special for your fabulous blog…His name is Herbert Isaac Rosenthal, and he is our adorable one-year old yellow lab! At a mere ten weeks-old, “Herbie” was diagnosed with a rare disease called Leptosporosis. 3 weeks in the ICU and countless operations later, Herbie was the youngest animal ever to survive from the disease. As a result, he was awarded the Animal Medical Center’s “Living Legend of the Year,” and a lunch in his honor was held at the Harmonie Club. Because of his legendary recovery, Herbie also now has his own blog on WebMD. This little funky fur ball is no ordinary fellow, and the Rosenthal family would be honored if you would feature him on your blog. Thank you so much for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you! 

Best, Rebecca and Ali


The Rosenthal family turned out to be super interesting and creative, and their house was full of concept art. One of those art pieces can be seen on the right side of the photograph. Herbie has peed on it several times.

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    oh woah, isn’t that art piece the one that vondell wen’t crazy about? i’m p sure
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    Manitou, too! HONY is reppin all my babies lately.