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Thursday, May 21, 2015

I brought home my late, great Pekingese Mr. Chubbs from the city pound on May 10, 1996. At my apartment, I placed him on a new dog pillow and put a chew toy next to him. We contemplated each other for a while. I’m always nervous on the first day with a new pet. I […]

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

For  Throwback Thursday, here’s a May June 1996 photo of my first Pekingese, Mr. Chubbs, shortly after I brought him home from the pound and cut his long matted hair off. There was a cute dog under there! I think Chubbs looks a little bewildered by the recent changes in his life, not to mention […]

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It’s my birthday today and I do declare that the vintage Jacques Tiffeau dress I wore to dinner at the Four Seasons tonight might be as old as I am. I haven’t owned it my whole life, of course. I bought it in 2009 — from eBay, I think. What Wendy Wore Dress: Vintage Jacques […]

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Thanks to Vogue Gioiello — an Italian edition of Vogue that’s devoted to fine jewelry — for including my Victoria buckle ring in its December edition! My ring appeared on a page called “Belt Mania.” I got a little emotional seeing this ring in print in light of Henry the dog’s passing last week. This […]

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Since Henry the dog left us on Thursday morning, I have shared a lot of his photos on FitzRoy‘s Instagram account (FitzRoy has always been the spokescat for the dogs of the house). Here is a guide, as well as a few additional photos. December 2014 photos and videos. A photo I took with Henry […]

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Henry the Pekingese was adopted from the ASPCA in June 2006. He left this world this morning, released from his many ailments by his people. You’re only a dog, old fellow; a dog, and you’ve had your day; But never a friend of all my friends has been truer than you alway. — Julian S. […]

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Last month, I laughed out loud when I saw this “Bust the Myth” promotional campaign for shelter pets. “Shelter pets are not broken. Shelter pets are not damaged goods,” declared Adopt-a-Pet.com on Facebook, next to a cartoon of an adorably disintegrating cat-and-dog pair. It’s true that, if you’re sensible, you can pick out perfectly healthy […]

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It’s National Dog Day and I’ve been looking for an excuse to post a photo recently taken by my gorgeous sister. Those aren’t her pugs. She just spotted them while she was out for a walk and they were out for a drive. The “duh?!” expression on the pug on the right reminds me of […]

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

I had forgotten this until I wrote about my Victoria buckle ring recently: In 2009, Miley Cyrus borrowed that ring for appearances she was making to promote her Hannah Montana movie. You can see it on her index finger in this photo. #86043282 / gettyimages.com That ring would be even more appropriate for her now. […]

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

While traveling in Europe last month, I did some things that I’d wanted to do for decades. I visited Liverpool, which I first dreamed of doing in 1980. I’m glad Mark Lewisohn, the author of Tune In, the 2013 book about the Beatles that prompted me to finally take the trip, saw that I credited […]

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