Poodle Standards

Yes, the girls are back for Christmas, chic as ever.  They did nothing, however, to quell my bad mood.  Gucci candy canes just weren’t enough.

There I was at 6 a.m. marching up Park Avenue in a rage.  Nothing like starting off your day like you were shot out of a cannon.

In other words, my Italian was up.

Between bad coffee, a headache and someone driving me nuts, I had already had it for the day and it wasn’t even light yet.

As I walked past all the majestic, prewar buildings with doormen in their pressed livery, I look to my left into a beautiful mahogany foyer where I see a young girl in leggins and a turtleneck standing next to an old world concierge complete with a handlebar mustache while a white standard poodle stood with her paws, proudly, on his shoulders.

Why did I think it was a female?  She was tall and statuesque, the Kate Moss of poodles, showing off her lady parts, very much like Miss Moss has been known to do.

When I stopped to stare, none of them moved meeting my gaze, short of saying cheese, as if they were camera ready.

Where was my phone to take that picture.  It was the funniest, cutest image and the best antidote for my pre-dawn 5 star fury.

A smile came to the rescue relieving me of all that was wrong, especially when they smiled in return.

Even Kate.

Couldn’t wait to come home to tell the girls.

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SB

 

 

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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21 Responses to Poodle Standards

  1. micklively says:

    I can see the striking resemblance between the photos. 😉
    We had the same problem with Lola, in Lincoln city centre, yesterday. We are constantly trying to break her “jump up” habit. Problem is, everyone whom she greets that way, is moved to give her a cuddle. They won’t be so welcoming, if she tries it after she’s been frolicking in a ditch.

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  2. I love when something wonderful comes along to snap us back to our happy selves.

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  3. We have a toy poodle, and we love her to bits. But, I’m not so sure we’d give her a manicure. 😀

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  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    New York City is much like Las Vegas, there is no telling what one will see!

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  5. Elle Knowles says:

    All it takes is dogs or babies to get your spirits back up Susannah. ~Elle

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  6. A critter always makes me smile. Unless it’s a sad situation, then it makes me cry. Either way, it’s an emotional roller coaster! Glad your ride was up!

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  7. MJ says:

    So glad that trio was there to brighten your day, Susannah! Reading the comments on doggie manicures reminded me that even the Central Park hawks have had their talons done. A couple of years ago, when Pale Male’s fledglings were found to be suffering from poisoning, they were removed for treatment, then brought back sporting bright pink “talicures”!

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