07/11/2013 at 11:40 AM EDT
When Amanda Bynes
made her way around New York City on Wednesday, it wasn't one of her wig selections
commanding the spotlight.
Nope, it was a furry friend.
Just a day after the troubled actress made her latest appearance in court – in connection with her alleged May bong-throwing incident
– she had her hands full with her constant canine companion
En route to the Chelsea Kennel Club, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail
, she held the dog over her face, seemingly to shield herself from the paparazzi (or perhaps the pup-arazzi).
She's due to return to court for another hearing on Aug. 26.