“I’ve always had Yorkshire Terriers.
Audrey Hepburn was my inspiration and she had Yorkshires.
Years ago in my career I worked with Audrey. She wore some of my fashion designs.
When my last Yorkie, Master Timmy (he was named for his great grandfather) passed away, I was very sad.
About six months later, I was working with Bide-A-Wee and I attended their annual fundraising gala.
They brought a few rescue dogs to the event. I was introduced to Dolly (the wire-haired). She was adorable and kissed me right away. It was love at first sight.
The time was right for me to get a dog.
Her brother (same mother, but different father), Bucky la Fontaine, was in the neighboring crate at Bide-A-Wee. He was very sick, and the vet didn’t think he would survive.
We brought Dolly home and she came down with the same virus so we had to bring her back to the the animal hospital at Bide-A-Wee. We saw Bucky again, and got to see how much he and Dolly had already bonded, trying to play together through their crates, while recovering. I couldn’t leave Bucky there, so after they were well enough, we brought both of them home.
Embracing rescue animals has been pure joy and love.
Going to the dog park and meeting other owners and their dogs has been magical. I don’t go to make work connections, but I do make personal and dog connections.
It’s a gift to have dogs in NYC and bring them to a place where they can run and play.”