Quite a crowd gathered outside the Roger Smith Hotel’s window in New York City on Tuesday evening, August 13th. Thirteen is definitely a lucky number for Bogie and Kimba, as these two dogs celebrated in high fashion, glam, and glitz for their dog birthday party.
The party took place inside the hotel's Lily's bar/restaurant, creating quite a stir. Oblivious to their audience, the excited party guests, decked out in haute couture, danced, mingled …..and sniffed each others' butts. Well, the four legged guests, that is, since it wouldn't be a canine event without a sniffed tush or two!
The adorable birthday boys are both Chihuahuas, of celebrated pet couturier, Anthony Rubio of Bandit Rubio Designs. Fidose of Reality readers will recall that Rubio was the official Couturier of Wigglebutt Wedding Couple, Dexter and Zoe. He crafted a breathtaking voluminous bridal gown of traditional fair complete with wedding veil. For the groom a coordinating tuxedo, a sight of sophistication. Both garments were made of silk featuring elaborate floral cut outs, trimmed in tiny pearls. The gown also featured hand crafted cap sleeves adorned with teardrop pearls. Inspired by sixties fashion, the veil was attached to a classic pill box hat.
Bogie and Kimba, as well as many of the other canine guests, proudly wore outfits so resplendent as to eclipse the fashions of the two-legged guests! Most of the canine designs were designed by Rubio himself.
Hors d’oeuvres were passed throughout the evening, including mushroom quesadillas, miniature meatballs, smoked salmon bruchetta and BBQ chicken sliders for the two-legged guests . The dogs enjoyed deviled eggs with uncured bacon, chicken pate with sweet potato chips, sushi hand rolls and more. These goodies were all washed down with “barkaritas”, a kale infused, non- alcoholic beverage. This scrumptious, dog-friendly spread was prepared for the pooches in attendance by Kevyn Matthews, “The Dog Chef.”
While waiting for their turn to pose for the photographer, Yoni, guests had a chance to mingle and admire Bogie and Kimba’s stunning birthday cake. A film crew was on hand to record the festivities and interview some of the guests. I enjoyed talking with all the wonderful, dog loving people and oogle over all the adorable pups, many of whom I’d met at the Wigglebutt Wedding in June. It seems more and more establishments are becoming dog-friendly, and I hope more will follow suit.
There is nothing like being able to enjoy an evening out and have the pleasure of your beloved dogs there to enjoy it with you! This was a truly enjoyable evening, all around!
For more about Anthony Rubio Designs, visit his website at: http://anthonyrubiodesigns.com/
For more about the next event hosted by Wigglebutt Warriors and to purchase tickets (a fundraiser for dog rescue), visit: http://fidose.com/136Z63V
Have you ever celebrated a dog birthday party with or for your dog?