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Wordless Wednesday | thepupdiary.com

22 May
All dressed up at Blog Paws

All dressed up at Blog Paws

All dressed up and somewhere to go! The Blog Paws red carpet pawty!

Celebrity Catwalk Paws in the City at The Salty Paw | thepupdiary.com

13 May

Although it was raining cats and dogs Saturday afternoon, we ventured out and headed down to the new Salty Paw boutique at the end of Pier 17 at the Seaport. (Read The Salty Paw’s Super Storm Sandy story here.) Celebrity Catwalk was hosting an event to promote their upcoming Paws in the City fashion show, which will take place on June 1 at Calumet Gallery. Fashion designers from around the globe are busy putting the finishing touches on their outfits that will be worn by over a dozen furry fashionista doggy models. Yes, we are modeling in this one! You don’t want to miss this fun event so get your tickets soon!

The Salty Paw

The Salty Paw

We absolutely love The Salty Paw’s new summer home at the end of the Pier! (This will be one of our fave summer hangouts!) Not only do they carry the most fun and practical doggy items (they have one of the best selections of local doggy treats in the area), they also have a wonderful water view, a friendly staff, and creative groomers! If you are looking to add a touch of color to your doggy fur coat, this is the place to come! Oh and did we mention that they have treat SAMPLES all around the boutique. YUM!! Celebrity Catwalk had goody bags for everyone with Wahl dog shampoo and other items. (Mom loved the Reena Treats cupcakes!)

Shopping for treats

Shopping for treats

The Salty Paw’s summer location: 89 South Street, the end of Pier 17 at the Seaport – walk outside to the end of the Pier and you will see their signs! The East River Ferry allows small dogs in bags and is a convenient way to visit the area.

And don’t forget to visit Celebrity Catwalk for tickets and upcoming event information!

Dogs of New York – Tasha Bella the Manhattan Morkie | thepupdiary.com

19 Apr

We are excited to interview and profile Dogs of New York! Our first post featured New York’s Adoptable Dogs. Today we would like to interview our doggy friend and television star, Tasha Bella the Manhattan Morkie! She is on Twitter @ManhattanMorkie and she also has a Facebook page.  Tasha and her mom, Susan, star on the debut episode of Nat Geo Wild’s Spoiled Rotten Pets with Beth Stern this Saturday, April 20 at 9 pm.

Introducing Tasha Bella!!

Tasha Bella Photo Credit: Susan Godwin

Tasha Bella
Photo Credit: Susan Godwin

Q. How did you get your name?
A. My real name is Natasha but my friends call me Tasha, for short. I am named after one of my Mom’s favorite actresses, Natalie Wood – whose real name is Natasha Gurdin.

What neighborhood do you call home?
I live in Hell’s Kitchen, a neighborhood of Manhattan – that actually makes me neighbors with Cubby and Ginger!!

Favorite dog-friendly NYC spot?
My favorite dog-friendly NYC spot is definitely Shake Shack!! They have yummy hamburgers that Mom shares with me – and we have a lot of Pup Scout meetings there, so it’s always a fun time! Tribeca Grand Lounge is a very chic place to go, too.

Favorite day trip from NYC?
I actually haven’t been out of NY that much, unless it’s far away, I’ve been on lots of planes – but a day trip, hmmmm, does Brooklyn count? I love Coney Island – they have the best hot dogs!

Do you have any pet peeves?
Oh yes – my pet peeve is being forced to ride in a car!! I hate cars! I pant and shake the entire ride! But what Mom thinks is funny is that I love the subway and buses! BOL I guess I’m just a city girl at heart!

Human peeves?
When humans use that vacuum thing – that’s the only time you’ll hear me bark! I hate vacuums!!

What do you like to eat?
I eat Artemis dry food and Stella & Chewy’s and Natural Balance – but I REALLY like to eat turkey and vanilla ice cream!!!!!!

If you could break bread with any doggy (past or present) who would that be?
I would love to break bread with Freeway, from “Hart to Hart” – Mom watches the DVDs of that show and Freeway is one cool dude!

Any famous humans you would like to meet?
I’ve been pretty lucky with meeting some great actresses, because my Mom is in the business. She’s introduced me to dog loving, Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Bernadette Peters and wonderful actress, Valerie Harper – who is the person who told Mom, years ago, that she should get a dog, so she got me!

Tasha is a Pup Scout Photo Credit:  Susan Godwin

Tasha is a Pup Scout
Photo Credit: Susan Godwin

Birthday suit or dressed to the K-nines?
Dressed to the K-nines of course!! I wouldn’t feel right walking around naked! BOL

Designer duds or off the rack?
Designer Duds!! I started with off the rack, as a puppy – but once you start with designer duds, there’s no going back!

Favorite doggy charity?
I love Yorkie 911 Rescue, not just because I’m half Yorkie, they help lots of doggies besides Yorkies.
I also like Celebrity Catwalk and Broadway Barks! Too hard to pick just one Favorite doggy charity.

What is one thing other pups probably don’t know about you?
That I’m engaged!! BOL Just kidding – everyone knows that already! BOL
But maybe they didn’t know that my real name is Natasha. Or that I have a stroller that I’ve never used! (Maybe this will shame Mom into using it!)

Upcoming summer plans?
OMD, so many plans! After Blog Paws, we have ZZ and Pebbles Disco Party, then Yorkie 911 Fundraiser, then Dexter and Zoes wedding in CT – then I want to visit Gramma & Grampa in NH – I am going to be one busy doggie this summer!

Any new doggy products you can recommend?
We just found Dawn Diesler’s new line of dog carriers, Bespoke Canine!! They are so lightweight and pretty – and the best part is the inter-changeable handles, to match ALL our outfits! So cool!

Thank you so much, Tasha, for being a great doggy to interview!!  We will watch you on Spoiled Rotten Pets this Saturday, April 20 at 9 pm!!

New pet products perfect for summer | thepupdiary.com

15 Apr

We headed to the Pet News Now pet product showcase last week where we saw some of the latest and greatest items we didn’t even know we needed!  Our first stop was the Fashion Institute of Technology designers who we talked about last week.  Here are some other must-have items. 

Pawfect for Mother’s Day – the Pangea Brands Pet Toast

File this under “now I have seen everything”! The Pet Toaster is a small toaster that features 13 dog breeds and adds doggy silhouettes to toasted bread.  The toaster retails for $35.  It’s not the highest quality appliance, but it is cute!  We need the terrier toast maker!!

Pet Toast

Pet Toast

Remove Ticks Easily

We are really grossed out when it comes to ticks!  Or any blood-sucking critters for that matter!  This new product – Tick-SR is so cool!  The patented product dissolves the glue-like substance that helps the tick attach to dogs.  Best of all, you don’t have to touch the tick!  You apply the Tick-SR wipe to the tick and gently pull until it releases its hold on the dog.  The wipes are immediately going into our travel and city bags!  A necessity!! 

Tick - SR

Tick – SR

Update Your Patio

We love The Refined Canine doggy (and kitty) furniture!  And not just because Cubby is one of their models!  We especially love the space-saving doggy den and side table combo.  The outdoor dog chaise lounger offers protection from the sun.  New items include cute fish tanks.  Josh is also active in the animal community and has donated products to animal shelters including Animal Haven

The Refined Canine new Fish Tanks

The Refined Canine new Fish Tanks

Sleep Tight

We bought “Sleeps with Dogs” human pillow cases from a boutique hotel last summer.  We love them and even gave a set to a friend as a gift.  So we were happy to see Dog SnorZ pillow cases at the show.  With a 330 thread count, they are soft and have cute sayings such as “The Dog Sleeps Here”.  The company just launched late last year and they have already received lots of good press.   Check their web site for retail locations. 

Tito will sleep tight!

Tito will sleep tight!

Yummy Treats

When we walked into the room, our noses were in heaven!  What were we smelling?  Life is Grruff dog treats!!  They should bottle that aroma.  We love these treats.  And that is a big compliment coming from small dogs.  You know we are often picky eaters . . .  The Liverlicious is our fave.

Life is Grruff

Life is Grruff

Clean Air

We already wrote a brief review on the CritterZone Air Purifier.  This compact air purifier is pawfect for every home, office, and apartment.  Unless I am smelling Life is Grruff doggy treats, I don’t want to smell anything.  BOL! 

We are excited to try the samples we received and let you know how they work.  The Wahl no-rinse waterless shampoo is first on our list to try. Being a therapy pup, we have to be clean!  This will be a great product to add to our routine.  We are going to ask our vet about the VetIQ VetGuard monthly flea and tick treatment.  We love to save money whenever we can and this looks like a great product to try!  We are bringing the Pack n Pride treats to our Yorkie Nation Meetup group event on April 21.  We are going to see what our Yorkie friends have to say about this new line of treats and we will let you know! We are going to research the Swamp Dogs of LA line.  The items are fashioned from genuine Louisiana alligator!  Custom orders are also accepted. 

Meet Fashion Institute of Technology pet product designers | thepupdiary.com

11 Apr

Pet News Now hosted their Home & Garden Pet Product Showcase yesterday at the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue in East Midtown.  We got some great product samples that we will check out and review in the next coming week.  We also met the creators of the CritterZone Air Purifier.  Pretty cool since we had previously written a product review and like the product! 

We love to support up-and-coming designers, so we were thrilled to meet some of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Pet Product Design and Marketing students and graduates!

Check out this cute Statue of Liberty doggy sweatshirt and coordinating toy from Les Pets en Voyage! Abby Kass designs New York-themed clothing and toys for pets and the people who love them.  The Statue of Liberty shirt will be available later this spring at around $60.

New from Les Pets en Voyage

New from Les Pets en Voyage

We have a hard time finding nice leather leashes in fashionable colors.  Enter Bespoke Canine and their gorgeous carriers, collars, leashes, and clothing.  Love them!  The leashes have interchangeable handles and tassels.  Dawn works in fashion and knows her way around luxury materials and fabulous design.  Custom orders are also accepted. 

Bespoke Canine leashes

Bespoke Canine leashes

Designer Cheryl Jackson of Pink Diamond Paws is launching male and female doggy designs later this year.  She offers cute male outfits, which are often hard to find.  The matchy matchy male/female ensembles are fun.

Pink Diamond Paws

Pink Diamond Paws

We are buying the Stella & Me matching doggy coats and human vests!  Love them!  They are not only cute, but very practical!  The set is $110 and is made in America.

Stella & Me

Stella & Me

Very cute Asian-themed Polydactyl cat toys.  We asked if doggy toys would be launched soon?  We shall see! 

Cat Toys

Cat Toys