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Fig, the Half-Dachshund, Half-Chihuahua of Nest Interiors

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This is Store Sidekicks, an end-of-the-week feature where we profile the fuzzy wuzzy creatures that inhabit shops across the city. If you'd like to nominate your favorite store animal, drop us a line at tips@racked.com.

When we featured all of our favorite Store Sidekicks for 2009, a Racked tipster quickly reminded us of the dog at Nest Interiors. The quaint home-decor store, run by Lana Sexton and Henry Stozek, is home to an adorable half-dachshund, half-chihuahua named Fig.

Nest is located on Ninth Avenue at 21st Street, an area with heavy dog traffic. Fig gets a lot of canine visitors because of this, and because of the conveniently located pet store next door. Often, you can see the brown-eyed, bushy tailed pup running around the store, chasing after other pooch pals. On your next trip to to the neighborhood, stop by to check out housewares like glass-blown vases, tea sets, and steel trinkets—and to wish Fig a happy fifth birthday, which he is celebrating today with lots of dog treats.—Joann Pan
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Nest Interiors

Ninth Ave and 21st St, New York, NY