Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday Mewsings

Whether resting in solitude...

Or curled up with a friend...

Or wooing a Scotsman at a brew pub...

Or taking a stroll by Lake Montclair with her bodyguard...

Coco leads a very full, fashionable lifestyle!

On Friday, we are jetting off to Florida to attend the Fabulous Furbaby Cotillion! Coco will be presented to society and the event will be filmed and she is graciously donating two pawtographed copies of the adorable book featuring her, Coco le Chat, the World's Most Fashionable Feline, to the raffle to benefit Florida Yorkie Rescue!

It's a weekend of wining and dining and fun, all for a good cause and we couldn't be more excited to be wearing a custom-made, one-of-a-kind gown designed by the fabulous Belle Diva Couture! Coco has a number of dresses from Belle Diva, but this gown was designed after Janice Craig met Coco in person, spent the weekend with us in New York and I'll have to say, she captured a vision of Coco that is stunning, unique and perfect for her!

Of course, the gown is a secret until Saturday night, but we will start the fun on Friday night, getting to see old friends and meet new ones at a fabulous restaurant, which is having a private party, just for attendees! We will have the entire restaurant to ourselves!

Coco will be wearing something fabulous...I'm still going through her closet trying to pick something stunning, and I think it might be her newest dress from Belle Diva, the cutest cocktail dress that looks smashing on her!

Then Sunday, there is a brunch at a country club, with the them of Paris...another perfect setting for Coco...we will both be in pink with custom designed berets!

I promise to take lots of photos and I'm sure to have lots of stories to tell when we get back home, so stay tuned for all the details!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wordless Wednesday... Coco's Closet and DIY hangers

This is Coco's closet. two years ago. It's bursting at the seams now as the past couple of years have been filled with fabulous hats and sparkling leashes and custom couture!

Photo by Paul Nathan ©

Every fashion event Coco goes to benefits homeless animals in some way... that's important to me and gives us the perfect reason to travel, be with friends and dress up!

Coco even dressed up for her visit to her dentist, Dr Chamberlain of Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery. And we gave him a copy of the book featuring Coco, The Adventures of Coco le Chat, The World's Most Fashionable Feline, to put in the waiting room!

Photo by Teri Thorsteinson

So with all these fancy clothes that need hangers, I came up with a spiffy idea that both fits the cat-sized costumes, and makes more room in the closet, too! I think our other fashionista friends would be interested in our DIY pet clothes hangers, so here are simple photo instructions!

Now, while I can't sew, and have to seek out her wardrobe from talented designers who can, that doesn't mean I'm not crafty in other ways! And we all know I can bedazzle a stroller like nobody's business!

And since I mentioned strollers, how about strolling over to the #BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and visit some of the best pet bloggers in the world! 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Monday Mewsings, #WiggleButts Uncorked Finale Post!

Talk about the Red Carpet! The #Wigglebutts Uncorked Fundraising Gala did not disappoint! And neither did Coco! It was a soiree where one would expect to see George and Amal, or even Elton John! Everyone was Dressed-to-Impress and lots of 'Air Kisses' and Dog Kisses were shared!

This is the third fundraiser for homeless pets that the Wigglebutt Warriors have put on, and we have been to all three! First, the Dog Wedding of Dexter and Coco (the dog). Then HollyWoof!  And I think Uncorked was the most magical!

Photo by Teri Thorsteinson

The hostesses, Carol and Darlene, renewed their vows in front of more than 200 friends and 60 furry canine companions (and one cat, Coco! The Grand Monarque Hall at Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, New York was the site of the event, complete with a sit down dinner, music, dancing, prizes and lots of photo ops!

Photo by Dahlia Holmes

And just like the movies stars have, there was an After Party on Sunday at Warwick Winery & Distillery and the weather was purrfect! 

Coco started out in a cute pink sweater, but got too warm and decided to go Au Natural, except for her  Ella Wang NY pearl necklace & leash! It was an afternoon with good friends and good food...

Photo by Kim Kiernan

It was an absolutely fabulous way to end an absolutely fabulous weekend!

And we just learned that the pawsome Wigglebutts Uncorked event raised almost $30,000 for Second Chance Rescue NYC! A big thank you to the sponsors, all who bought tickets and to the private donations that will help so many homeless pets!

Coco and I were so very honored to attend and help in our own small way! Oh, and for the 2nd year in a row, Coco won't the Wiggy Award for Best Any Species Other Than Dog in attendance, HaHaMeow!

Photo by Carol Bryant
We are anxiously awaiting to hear what over-the-top event the Wigglebutt Warriors will put together next, and you can be certain, Coco & I will be there!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Caturday Saturday, #WigglebuttsUncorked Style!

Coco the Couture Cat Photo by Paul Nathan, Cornish Rex, Pet Couture
Photo by Paul Nathan ©
Coco and I have been so looking forward to this fabulous fundraising weekend with the Wigglebutts Uncorked Gala at Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, New York!

We are staying at the very-pet-friendly Hampton Inn and they made up little goody bags for all the doggies staying here, but didn't know a cat would be here, so they actually ran out and bought Coco kitty swag for her very one personalized gift bag!

Hampton Inn Special Gift for Coco

One of Coco's designers, Janice Craig of Belle Diva Couture, made the trip up with us and she got to know Coco purrsonally and she is smitten and said she is very much like her Yorkies! Yes, Cornish Rex are very dog-like...

Coco the Couture Cat in bed at the Hampton Inn, Cornish Rex

Coco hosted a little Cocotail party last night for the early arrivals and we will do it again this afternoon before everyone heads out to 'Uncorked', as there's still Bellinis & Sweets to indulge in!

Coco's Cuddle Clone, Cici, and Nevade, the Chihuahua

After completing her morning toilette, Coco and I went downstairs to meet & greet and take some photos. We got some very nice shots!


Coco, the Couture Cat, is Pretty in Pink, Cornish Rex
Photo by Teri Thorsteinson ©

Coco, the Couture Cat, is posing for photos, Cornish Rex
Photo by Teri Thorsteinson ©

Coco, the Couture Cat, looking very elegant, Cornish Rex
Photo by Teri Thorsteinson ©

It's going to be a lovely weekend, sunny and near 70 degrees out... a perfect spring day! Watch for our next post and photos of the gala from this 'rovering' reporter!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday Musings, Coco is Pretty in Pink!

Coco the Cornish Rex in Pink Paris Dress

Coco is Pretty in Pink, don't you think?!

A animal communicator told me once that pink is her favorite color, and well, it does flatter her! Here's a pretty new dress in her 'Signature' color...PINK, HOT PINK!

Coco the Cornish Rex Pink Velvet Tutu Dress

And here she is in her pink Kitty Wig

Coco the Couture Cat in Pink Wig and Tiara

And this is one of her first couture gowns, The Pink Confection!

Coco the Couture Cat in Pink Pageant Gown

And all this pink has me thinking of one of my favorite movies, Pretty in Pink, which just celebrated it's 30 year anniversary! Oh, we are all young at heart, Coco included!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop: Dress It Up!

Coco the Cornish Rex in Faux Fur Capelet and PoochieBoots

OMC! Couldn't miss this Worldless Wednesday! Coco has a reputation of wearing fashions more elegant and extravagant that I do, and she certainly knows how to "Dress It Up" although she has made me 'Up My Game' to try and keep up with her!

Here we are at The Wigglebutt Warriors HollyWoof Gala a couple of years ago!

Coco the Cornish Rex at the HollyWoof Gala
Photo by Jeanne Taylor Photography

And Coco had to Work It to keep up with these Brazilian dancers at the Fancy Cats Rescue Carnaval fundraiser!

Coco the Cornish Rex at Fancy Cats Carnaval

Coco the Cornish Rex in her Mardi Gras Costume

And part of the fun we have at every #BlogPaws conference is Coco having her multiple costume changes each day, so attendees passing us in the hallway always stop and ask "What is she wearing now?"

Coco the Cornish Rex in her Pink Wig at BlogPaws Conference

And we are certain that BlogPaws 2016 will be even more pawsome than ever, as it's being held at the fabulous resort, The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa! Coco and I will be there, and as always, she will be more dressed up and dazzling that me!

Now, Coco doesn't have a bikini, but I'm sure she'll spend some sunning herself by the pool (maybe in the nude except for some dazzling jewels) and having a feline friendly beverage with an umbrella in it! Maybe a Meowjito! 

Here she is at BlogPaws 2014, looking chic in a guazey batik sundress, just perfect for the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort where the conference was held!

Coco the Cornish Rex at BlogPaws at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort

So excited to be attending our 7th BlogPaws conference, and always tell people that BlogPaws wants you to be the best you can be as a blogger, writer, photographer and animal advocate! They give you the tools and I have learned so much from the conferences and the community!

And the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hops are a great way to get to know people in the BlogPaws community and then being able to actually meet face-to-face at the conference...well, that builds friendships that are something special! So join in and check out some blogs you haven't visited yet!

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