Two days from now, Coco and I will be heading up to NYC for Pet Fashion Week and we are so excited!
The festivities begin with The New York Pet Fashion Show, which benefits The Mayor's Alliance of NYC, a coalition of more than 150 rescue groups and shelters. The theme this year is a 'Rescue Revolution, Peace Love & Animal Rescue' and is a tribute to the 60's and 70's in fashion, music and attitude. It will feature 3 runway shows: Rescues on the Runway, Designer Retro Couture and a 60's & 70's costume contest, which is open to the public.
and here is a peek at part of Coco's outfit for the costume contest!
Then on Friday, it's Doggies and Tiaras! The NYC Doggies and Tiaras Pageant benefits Yorkie 911 Rescue group. Twenty dogs will compete in categories such as active-wear, talent and glamour, to be crowned King and Queen of 'Doggies and Tiaras 2015'. Celebrity guests will judge the pageant for fantastic prizes, to support a charitable cause. Coco didn't enter this contest, but we will be happy to just watch and mingle!
Here's a little glimpse of part of Coco's dazzling number for Doggies & Tiaras!
And on Saturday, two fabulous events, Celebrity Catwalk's Fire & Ice Gala to support animal welfare agencies. This exciting event will have in attendance several television personalities for a glamorous afternoon brunch!
Here's a peek at part of Coco's ensemble for Fire & Ice!
And in the evening... it's Rose & Kismet's wedding! The Valentine's Day wedding is a fundraiser for Pugs For Pinky, a 501(c)(3)non-profit foundation started in 2012 by Lisa Kerner and Nancy Metzger to help sick Pugs and their people with high medical costs.
Coco is going to wear the very elegant Belle Diva Couture ensemble she wore to the WiggleButt Wedding, the fundraiser for OBG Cocker Rescue, where she met Paul Nathan, the photographer who captured her essence with his camera for the book, The Adventures of Coco le Chat, The World's Most Fashionable Feline! And Coco will join the other vendors at the wedding and be there pawtographing books available for purchase, and a portion of each sale will go to Pugs for Pinky!
Last weekend we were up in Edison, NJ as we had been invited to judge the Super Pet Expo Best Dressed Pet contest, thanks to our friends, Robbin and Joseph Everett of TTPC.tv and Pets Teach Us So Much blog.
Robbin and Joseph were so very nice to give Coco and I a space at their booth to promote the book featuring Coco, The Adventures of Coco le Chat, The World's Most Fashionable Feline and in turn, Coco attracted quite a lot of attention at their booth!
Robbin said she could have sold Coco's Sleepypod, her bedazzled sunglasses, and her blinged out stroller, too! We only sold 1 copy of the book, but we had a fab time and Robbin and Joseph gifted us with a stylish leather pet carrier for being there, and we gave them a pawtographed copy of The Adventures for being so nice for inviting us up and letting us share their space!
While Coco relaxed in the hotel room after the show, I found a great place for a pizza nearby, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza and had a sample of their wings, before deciding on their Roasted Cauliflower Pizza and then Cheesecake for dessert!
We slept in Sunday and I let Coco catch up on her beauty sleep with I worked on her blog and gave myself a manipedi. We will both have a very busy week and we need to pace ourselves and I don't want Coco to be stressed to the point of having another bout of pancreatitis! I am going to use Jackson Galaxy's Spirit Essences Stress Stopper while we are away, wiping it on her fur (and maybe some will help me, too!
We hit the road on Wednesday, and our friend Carol and her kitty Moshe Moshi, from the blog Naked and Hungry, are going with us, and we will both be posting photos and updates on FB and Twitter while we are away, so stay tuned in!