like so many out-of-towners, peek-a-boo has fallen in love with new york. the pekingese, who hails from phoenix, ariz., is here for the summer with owner sherry sklar, staying in an upper west side vacation home. sklar said one of peek-a-boo's favorite activities is visiting central park and ripping the grass between his toes-a pastime he can rarely enjoy in the deserts of the southwest.

-max a. goldstein