At twenty-two pounds, my chunky cat Monkey makes quite an impression when greeting guests at the door. Big-boned is a phrase that often escapes my lips but it’s difficult to ignore the fact that he doesn’t move much. Excluding mad dashes for food, Monkey spends most of his time perfecting the art of chill. My <... >
There seems to be model searches everywhere you look – on TV, in magazines and in malls when you go window shopping at lunchtime. And not just for humans either, canines are just as sought after too.
New York Week For Animals starts on Saturday October 2nd. In Central Park, there will be the Central Park Fall Fiesta: New York Week for the Animals Kick-Off Event that will take place no matter the weather, sun or not, rain or shine. It starts early at 7:30am with free spay/neuter for dogs and cats <... >
Robert Verdi’s fabulous “Lux Lab” hosted a Shabby Dog Brunch during New York’s Fashion Week. I’m a dog lover and owner and always feel, shall I say, distraught when I have to leave my Yorkie behind in my Manhattan apartment. In Paris I can bring her everywhere and never experience separation anxiety. SoÂ during Fashion Week <... >
I can’t believe that Summer is officially over. I am still trying to hang on to last vestiges of seaside fun by going on two Caribbean trips and one Cannes trip this September! My refusal to face reality won’t last very long, because the dogs in neighborhood will soon be sporting cute little sweaters to <... >
Pet Fashion Week 2010, yes, there is such an event, took place in New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion on August 21st & 22nd. This year’s tradeshow centered around the creations of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Pet Marketing Design students http://www.fitnyc.edu. Their intent was to focus on the importance of pet lifestyle design and to <... >
It’s happy days when you can forget about your cat’s litter box, but the minute you have to crinkle your nose and sniff twice, it’s not so wonderful. No one wants an apartment filled with the smell of kitty litter, so maybe, like me, you’ve always stuck with the tried and true, chemically enhanced clay <... >
Pet care entrepreneur and businesswoman, Charlotte Reed, is offering a class that can make your transformation from pet-owner to pet professional a reality.
It’s something your cats crave and if they don’t get it, they seem to bounce off the walls – catnip!
Sometimes it seems that you can never capture the perfect photo of your pet. Your kitty may be posed in a perfect spot with the sweetest face, but by the time you’ve run to get your camera or iPhone, she’s already jumped off her perch and is hiding underneath the bed. On that rare moment <... >
My window thermometer says it is 100 degrees today. It’s a scorcher day! With the temperatures soaring in the summer, I always tote a bottle of water with me wherever I go. It’s a matter of survival, especially if I’m waiting for the train on any one of our sweltering NY subway platforms. And when <... >
What do you do if you love your cat, have a fun style, and do your best to minimize your carbon paw-print on the planet?
In our NY world filled with fabulous pets, it’s reassuring to know that a pampered pooch doesn’t necessarily need designer genes to become a delightful addition to your family. Mixed breed dogs are often claimed to be sturdier physically; less erratic in temperament, and like the proverbial snowflake each one is unique. Our own adoption <... >
I’ve seen lots of home potty systems in the stores and online. They seem like a good idea – the pee pads and potty trays. But I had my doubts that it would work for my dog Darby. She’s an Irish Setter who is used to going outside, and is more than twice the size <... >
A few years ago, we met up with effervescent J Mikel Sacher, who left her career in the beauty industry to launch her own line of dog products FUR (http://www.furdogsnyc.com). She was inspired to strike out on her own by her love for Zak, her sweet West Highland Terrier. Zak’s silhouette even became her logo. <... >
Makeover an item in your home that is a little bit of an eyesore, no matter how hard you try to tuck it into a corner – the cat litter box, that is!
Cats love to sleep everywhere – on low sofas, high shelves and even on our mid-section tummies. And in small NY apartments having a chic sleeping place for your cat can prove a challenge.