Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Check out these stories about John Bartlett collaboration with Alex Carleton from Rogues Gallery.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Everything is going to the dogs …

My life is filled with dog hair. There is dog hair everywhere and in every corner of my apartment. My partner, John Esty, and I have three incredible hairy children: Huff, a Bernese Mountain dog, Tiny Tim, a three legged Rottie Shepherd, and Millie, a Chihuahua/Jack Russell/Cujo mix. Both Millie and Tiny Tim come from the North Shore Animal League, the largest national non-kill shelter for dogs and cats.

Last week, Millie and I attended the Dogcatemy Awards at the Wall Street Cipriani and we even walked the green carpet (an astroturf dog friendly path complete with paparazzi). Leaving the two big guys at home with their dad, Millie and I dressed in eight shades of tartan and went out for a father/hairy daughter evening.

The evening was incredible and many of the guests brought their pets with them to the event.

I have been working with the North Shore Animal League for a while now. I host a quarterly dog and cat adoption event in front of my store. It is always an incredibly moving day for me. The North Shore mobile unit pulls up in front of my shop and potential human parents are free to enter the mobile unit and view the dogs. The last one we hosted found homes for 3 dogs and 5 cats!

The next one I have scheduled is for Saturday, November 21 from 12:00 pm – 5:00pm. They promise to bring a lot of city-friendly canines and felines. Many of the dogs are pure bred sweeties who have been rescued from the notorious puppy mills. My good friend and fashion colleague, Michael Macko, met his beloved “Krystal,” a gorgeous puppy mill dachshund, at the last adoption event.

Speaking of dogs and North Shore, my sweet first born son, Tiny Tim, is engaged and is marrying his long time neighbor, Mojo, who is a butch bulldog from down the street. As it is a gay dog wedding (!), diversity will be an important message. Not only will we be having mixed breeds marrying pure breeds, we will be having a pot-belly pig, Isabel, in the wedding party. The marriage is being held at The Downtown Hooker which is owned by Niamh Conway, the mother of the pure bred groom.

Because it is going to be a fundraiser for the North Shore Animal League, Tiny Tim and Mojo are asking that, in lieu of gifts, they prefer their human guests to make a donation of $50 to North Shore. The event will be a twisted blast and Niamh is donating an incredible abundance of drinks and food for the price of admission.

So, as Thanksgiving approaches, I wish to thank all of the dog and cat loving peeps who have supported the work of the North Shore Animal League.

Monday, November 9, 2009