The mysterious Velvet MacGregor

Velvet MacGregor is the name of the the Scottish Terrier owned by Susan Barron, the New York dog walker who was stabbed last week. According to the registration sheet for the New York Tartan Day parade, Velvet is an “international film star,” a fact also confirmed by the Village Voice. The Internet Movie Database, however, has nor record of performances by Velvet the Scottish Terrier.

Movie star or not, the dog will surely be relieved to learn that Ms. Barron’s condition has been upgraded to fair.