Category Archives: Dog Love!

The Great Pupkin at Fort Greene Park 2016

Rounding up the final weekend of Nyc dog costume contests was the 18th annual Great Pupkin at Fort Greene park in Brooklyn.   

There were some familiar dogs we saw last week at Tompkins square, but overall a more eclectic and zany bunch of costumes.  

First—a dog dressed as a Chanel bag accompanied by Karl Lagerfeld / longtime Chanel head designer! 

Ooh! The Milkman is looking for this dog…

This was the first Mr. Robot themed costume I’ve seen—loved it!

Next Good Humor Ice cream Truck & treats

Strawberry Eclair

Iris Apfel–fashion icon

Smores!! 🔥⛺️

Farm Fresh Chicken Eggs 🍳 

Lumberjack’s best friends: chainsaw & log

Punk Rocker

Flying monkees from the Wizard of Oz

Of course we brought our Stranger Things wall & Eleven

Mario, yoshi & princess peach

And finally a bichon inspires his humans to dress up as a gaggle of bichons

Perfect end to October 


Tompkins Square Dog Park’s Howloween 2016

Our dog showcased his Stranger Things’ Wall costume once more at the 26th annual Tompkins square dog parade. This time we added a demogorgon (the carnivorous flower faced monster) to the mix.

Waiting to enter judging area (Giuliana Rancic was the celebrity judge today). Rain didn’t stop big crowds from showing today 

Our normally comprehensive cataloging of dog costumes was cut short this year due to the cold and rainy weather but here are some of our favorites! 

Trojan horse & roman soldiers 

Harry Potter & friends 

Game of Thrones: daenarys & three dragon eggs

Joker & jokermobile 

Chik-fil-A dog


The purple one: Prince 

Freddy Kruger & taco

Sweet Shoppe (the grand prize winner) 🍭🍬🍭🍬🍭🍬🍭🍬


Three headed dogkissing booth 

Calypso lady 

Psychic/Tarot card reader

Fisherwoman & Orca

Danny & Sandy from Grease

Flower box & bee & ladybug 



Star Wars: obi wan kenobi

Totoro (my favorite!!)

Campbell soup can!! 

Post judging: the Wall & Eleven bask in spotlight 

Eleven wanted to see what being a demogorgon feels like….

Photoprops at the Beggin strips photobooth

Goodnight sweet Bichon (time to R-U-N)

Halloween Howl @ Carl Schurz Park 2016

There are many dog costume contests in NYC–this is one of the earlier ones in October.  

Perfect weather meant the crowds came out !

 There were so many great dogs costumes; here’s a few of my favorites:




From Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things the Wall & Eleven

Then they meet another Stranger Things dog version of Eleven plus Dustin 

Pokeball from Pokémon 



Half of Cellino & Barnes/barks

A mummy & pharoah 

Toothpaste & brush 

Where’s Waldo?

Thing 1 &Thing 2


Bees & beekeepers

Cop & donut

Alice in wonderland, Cheshire Cat & teapot 

Cupcake & baker

Super dog & superman car

Eggs & bacon 

Hamburger, ketchup & fries



Wonder Woman 


Sherlock Holmes 

Breast cancer awareness cow

Super girl dogs

Spaghetti & meatballs 

Curious George, man in yellow hat & bananas

Where the Wild Things Are

Magic Schoolbus 

Wonka Bar

Voting ballot box

Pan Am stewardess 

Starbucks frappuccino 

The Wall enjoyed dazzling the crowds with custom twinkling lights 

Escape to Coney Island

Took Advantage of the final days of off season at the nyc beaches–when dogs are allowed on the sand & water of coney island & other public nyc beaches. To my surprise the beach & boardwalk were far from deserted!We took the D train down & had subway car all to ourselves.

The coney island wall art is as colorful as the amusement park itself!

My dog liked these the best!

Then hotdogs & chili cheese fries from Nathan’s famous–the biggest location where the annual fourth of july hot dog eating contest is held. 

Took baby to playground right on the ocean!

Then sunning on beach!

Mermaid photoshoot! Followed by gelato at Coneys Cones

America the Beautiful: macy’s 2016 flower show!

Took dog & baby to see Macy’s annual flower show—a springtime extravaganza of window displays & sculptures all made with real flowers.  

My dog liked this window the best 

The windows were themed for different us regions: northwest, deep south, etx 






 Inside the store more floral art….. My favorite: the statue of liberty torch sculpture 


 Closeup! Flowers even more gorgeous 


 suitably fitting the theme: america the beautiful–a floral flag! 


  My dog feels so patriotic today!





Westminster Kennel Club’s meet-the-breed & Agility event!

We love dogs and pageantry… what better event than the westminster kennel club’s annual dog show, agility competition & meet-the-breed at pier 92/94?   

Meeting the breed: bedlington terrier

  Pregaming baby: team bichon 

4xbichon=Four times the love!

  keeshond bergamasco:what a coat!
  Old english sheepdog  
  Nonstandard purple hairdo   
    The olympic–i mean wkc agility course

Free swag: dog masks


A bichon pretends to be a yellow lab
Great pyrenees


3  Westies