You know how you sometimes find yourself wearing Dalmatian shoes and announcing a dog fashion show in front of several thousand people?
|Don't worry, they're faux. As far as you knaux, anyway.|
I had one of those moments on Saturday at the annual Reston Pet Fiesta.
It is in this type of environment that I really thrive.
Of course I posted this opportunity on social media the nano-second it was finalized and that's when my neighbor, Lisa, and I began texting dog/fashion puns back and forth to use in my schtick. However, when I got to Reston, I learned that my script was already written and I would not be able to use any of this fantastic material. Because I hate for this brilliance to go to waste, please enjoy the following: Devil wears Paw-da, Dolce and Gabone-a, Vera Wag, Fur-sace, Cynthia Growley, Helmutt Lang, Flea St. Laurent, Lily Pul-leasher, Bark Jacobs, Kate Spayed, Ruff Lauren, Jimmy Chew, Cindy Pawford and "please remember to spay and neuter your models."
- One of the dogs in the fashion show was named Gisele - so I told the audience that the whole big announcement about her quitting runway modeling was just a rumor
- I know we've all heard that models can be difficult to work with and that they don't eat, that was not the case with these models - in fact, they were exceptionally friendly and they eat...a LOT
- In one of the dog's bios it mentioned that he was still working on potty training. And I said, "you and me both, brother"
|Representatives from BROOD Basset Rescue|
Team Canedo came out to support me and enjoy the event, which boasts several thousand attendees and more than 40 rescue groups. It was a gorgeous day and we loved every minute of it and met a lot of great dogs that need forever homes.
|This is Bear. He is a Golden Retriever/Corgi mix. And I love him.|
And an aside: I also have gold shoes, so if there is ever a last-minute need for me to substitute as Oscars host...I'm in.