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Wagging tails at the Wigglebutt Wedding | thepupdiary.com

10 Jul

There was lots of buzz leading up to the Wigglebutt Wedding, a “fun”draiser for Life’s Little Paws Cocker Spaniel Rescue held in Stratford, Connecticut the end of June. There were bridal fittings, cake tastings, special jeweled collar offerings, radio and TV appearances, PR releases, special Facebook pages . . . We have attended several doggy weddings where two pooches tie the knot and seal their relationship with a bark, a wag, and a butt sniff. But this Wigglebutt Wedding takes the (doggy) cake!

We have not even seen this much detail in many human weddings! (Not that two terriers are usually invited to human weddings – BOL!) From the Miniature-dogs-cats.com cake topper to the Bandit Rubio designed gown to the beautiful floral displays — Dexter and Zoe were some pampered pooches! And mom actually ate our Giggy Bites dog snacks!! Note to mom: don’t eat and drive! We had Bubba Rose doggy cake and Halo Pet treats – yum! The two doggy moms, Carol and Val, are busy planning another “fun”draiser for next year! Can’t wait to see what they have planned.

Our friend is NYer of the week | thepupdiary.com

27 Jun

We were so happy that our friend, Audrey Hendler was recognized as NYer of the week by NY1 that we were jumping for joy. Literally!

Jumping to celebrate Audrey Hendler as NYer of the week

Jumping to celebrate Audrey Hendler as NYer of the week

Audrey was recognized for A Fair Shake for Youth a nonprofit program she founded in 2010 where trained therapy dogs visit schools and other settings to help students improve their social and behavioral skills. We have been volunteering with the program for the past 2 years and are proud of Audrey for receiving this well deserved recognition! Check out her segment that aired on NY1 earlier this month.

If you would like to learn more about A Fair Shake for Youth or volunteer with them, visit their web site for contact information.

Observations from a Puppy Prom | thepupdiary.com

17 Jun

We have a confession to make. This past Saturday we attended our fifth Puppy Prom! We attended the very first Salty Paw Puppy Prom several years ago – Cubby was even crowned prom queen one year! And now the most recent prom – our friends’ event this past weekend at Toyota of Manhattan. Why do we keep coming back? We love the giddy emotions that a prom evokes! Also, at this year’s event raising close to $1,500 for Metropolitan Maltese Rescue is not too shabby! And a big congratulations to the Prom King and Queen — Mr. America and Gia Marie!

Here is what we saw and heard at the New York City 2013 Puppy Prom!

Whose prom is it anyway (and does it matter)? Part of the fun of attending themed events is seeing how the guests interpret the theme in their outfit design and choice. A “puppy prom” is of course an event for the pups. But matchy-matchy human outfits add an additional entertaining element. It was fun seeing all of the coordinating gowns, jewels, and tiaras. And mom says she probably would have had more fun at her own prom had we been there with her! Some of the moms never had a chance to attend their high school proms. I bet they had more fun at this one anyway!!

Pretty in Pink: Pretty pink fairy tale gowns were everywhere! Another common theme was black. We checked Seventeen magazine to see what they had to say about 2013 prom dress trends – lace, sequins, peplum, asymmetrical, vintage, cutouts, and strapless. For a “unique” option they suggested ombre. We know the designers are always proud when their outfits “win”. Mom thinks someone should produce a doggy designer reality show! Our favorite gown was by Tammy Peace on Pretty Lily.

Cubby's gown at the prom

Cubby’s gown at the prom

To date or not to date?: We found prom dates at the 11th hour. Meaning we were at the Halo, Purely for Pets pop-up shop an hour before the prom where we met 2 other dateless male pups, Buttercup and Lucas. They asked to escort us and we said sure. Some doggy couples had coordinating outfits with tiny corsages. Many dates continued to party even after the event with dinner at cafes and drinks in lounges. We had to leave early for a pet therapy visit.

What’s next?: Just when we think we have seen every possible event on the NYC dog scene, something else comes along! And we like it that way!

Our unexpected guest at Rescues Rock the Runway | thepupdiary.com

12 Jun

Yorkie911 Rescue has placed over 400 doggies into loving homes over the past four years! Their annual Rescues Rock the Runway event, held this past weekend at the Hauppauge Sheraton Hotel, was the pawfect place to celebrate and help raise money for even more success stories! And truth be told, the Yorkie folks sure do know how to host a great event! Food, fashion, friends, fun giveaways, and over fifty great raffle baskets! A fun day on Long Island for a great cause.

Yorkie911 Rescue - Rescues Rock the Runway

Yorkie911 Rescue – Rescues Rock the Runway

Adopted dogs took center stage wearing gorgeous fashions by Toni Mari Designs, NemiCouture, Chick-a-Bow-Wow, and Vienna Couture Canine. All outfits were available for sale after the runway show with a portion of the proceeds donated to Yorkie911 Rescue. We loved meeting the designers and seeing their fashions up close and personal. PawVogue came out to check out the show and take fashion photos.

Fashionistas at Rescues Rock the Runway

Fashionistas at Rescues Rock the Runway

We had a surprise visitor- a tick! We found the critter on Ginger’s belly as we were leaving. Mom applied a vial of Frontline Plus to Ginger’s neck and the tick jumped off onto the couch where mom caught it. We called the vet who said the tick could start to spread disease only after 24 hours of attachment. He told us to apply Frontline every 3 weeks if we will visit Connecticut or Long Island, where ticks are becoming resistant sooner than the 4-week recommended dosage. Our doggy friends recommended Earth Animal Internal Powder so we will give it a try! Of course, we had just attended a Lyme disease event and mom did not take her own advice! She screamed and flushed the tick down the toilet . . . We heard it is going to be a very bad tick season in our area so we need to get prepared!

We love Yorkie911 Rescue because they truly love the dogs! They are a group of volunteers with a passion for helping pups. They are always looking for volunteers to foster, visit homes of potential adopters, help at doggy adoption events, and other tasks. Join their team for the upcoming Strut Your Mutt on September 28 in NYC– an annual dog walk and fair on the Hudson River!

With Heidi Walker, President of Yorkie 911 Rescue

With Heidi Walker, President of Yorkie 911 Rescue

I kissed a Prince (and I liked it) | thepupdiary.com

6 Jun

“Will you accept this biscuit?” That is what he asked me right before I planted a big wet kiss on his cheek! Well he is Prince Lorenzo Borghese from The Bachelor series on ABC, so he must say this to all the pups he meets! LoBor (that is our pet name for him) produced his own bachelor show with doggies called America’s Next Top Dog. Candidly LoBor’s show was sooo much better than the human version! And not just because we had starring roles! BOL!!

Kissing Prince Lorenzo Borghese

Kissing Prince Lorenzo Borghese

Lorenzo, who is a founder of Animal Aid, is a huge animal advocate and supporter. I kissed him on the red carpet of the recent Celebrity Catwalk Paws in the City runway fashion show. The show featured adoptable pups from Animal Care & Control and Rescuzilla. Ten doggy fashion designers from around the globe donated their time, talent, and gorgeous fashions to help make the runway show a success and get media attention for the adoptable pups. The Housewives of New York came out with a film crew. Could Carole Radziwill be any cooler?! She even offered to get involved to foster pups! Smart, beautiful, and a kind heart.

Carole Radziwill supports dog rescue

Carole Radziwill supports dog rescue

So there was drama before the event, during the event, and after the event. But we are kind of used to that. . . Some doggies wanted more fashions to wear. Some doggies wanted more rescue pups in the show. Some doggies came just to be filmed for “reality” shows. And some doggies insisted they looked better than everyone else at the event. BOL! This little doggy came out to support Jennifer Celebrity Catwalk, the designers, and of course the thousands and thousands of doggies at local shelters each year, who just want a place to call home . . .

Paws in the City Fashion Designers:
Bark! What’s In Your Closet
Bella’s Prissy Boutique
Daisies Patch
Doggie Market
Downunder Dog Designs
Harlow & Grace
Puppy Closet
Princess Fur Fashions
Yvette Ruta Luxury Pet Couture