Sunday, October 24


A bright beautiful fall day was the perfect background for yesterday's Tompkins Square annual dog bash. Hundreds of costumed dogs (some seen here) and thousands of observers with cameras descended on the East Village for the annual merriment.
Lynne made an incredible, gorgeous Vegas showgirl get up for Gidget who does indeed love dressing up. And at long last I got to show off Macaroon's butter suit. Some people asked where I found a butter suit. (Answer: "In my sewing machine." Nah. I didn't really say that. But I would say I made it.) But funniest were all the photographers trying to get Macaroon's attention by calling "Butter! Butter!" at him. As if he answers to the word "butter." LOL!

This year's parade was run differently from last year's. The arena was larger and so was the panel of judges. I wasn't optimistic after running the gantlet of those deciding. One judge wrote down Macaroon's name without mentioning the costume. He also didn't want Macaroon's looks of love which were so effective in bringing off the win last year.

But to my surprise, when third place (out of ten) was named, "butter" had brought home the bacon (groomings for the two of us, mine being a $100 hair cut in the East Village. Kewl.) We beat Lady Gaga in blue wig and meat dress, and were bested by "Breakfast at Tiffany's" which was a terrier in a Tiffany box topped with breakfast, very clever. But strangely, we were all beaten by "Shorty the Shortstop" which consisted of three women and pooch in pinstripes and handwritten signs, possibly thrown together yesterday morning. Seriously. That beat lots of really clever costumes, including, sad to say, Lynne's fabulous Vegas showgirl. That was the biggest outrage. I think the judges, like many of the bystanders, did not appreciate that Lynne MADE that wonderful, witty costume and so it was unjustly overlooked. The only cloud in a very sunny day. Lynne's a great sport and will survive but I was sorry that yesterday wasn't like the fun of last year when we both won the same prize.

Onward and upward! Yesterday Tompkins Square, today Carl Schurz!!! Maybe Lynne will get her due there with a new set of judges.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to you both, you and Macaroon!

    Yes, Lynne most certainly deserved a prize for Gidget's most exquisite costume! The prettiest girls never get asked to dance.

    Good luck next year!