Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Penelope's Observations, Irritations, and Revelations about NYC

I'm back from NYC! Had a fabulous time visiting with my sis, made some new friends, saw some old friends, and got a whole lotta doxie love!

Here are some observations about the Big Apple....

1.) A lot of furry animals died to keep the women of Manhattan warm at winter time. Seriously, I cannot believe how many fur coats I saw. (Where's a pail of fake blood when you need one?)

2.) Someone forgot to tell New Yorkers that smoking causes lung cancer.

3.) When you go to purchase tickets for the Top of the Rock and you ask the clerk if the view is clear, and she says "On a scale of 1-5, it's a five!"...don't believe her. It's cloudy as sh*t and you can't see a damned thing.

4.) French Bull Dogs snort and purr like a kitty when you rub their bellies.

5.) French Chocolate Shops + Day Before Valentine's Day = 1 pce. candy costs $15. Ha ha haa...holy crap, you gotta be kidding me.

6.) Had the best cup of coffee in my life at Gaby Restaurant at the Sofitel Hotel on W. 44th Street.

7.) The handlers and dog-owners at Westminster are fantastic. Friendly, talkative, lovely people.

8.) The dogs at Westminster are incredibly good sports. After primping, polishing, showing, dealing with a lot of stressful travel and the anxiety of the competition, they are wagging their tails and ready for a snuggle with everyone. I could just eat them up! (Or pop one in my tote bag and run away!).

9.) The live butterfly exhibit at the Natural History Museum is exquisite. It will blow you away!

10.) There is such incredible energy, color and life in China Town and Time Square. My kids were spell-bound. (Except when a gigantic freakin' rat ran across my husband's shoe...hee hee...how gross is that?).

Butterfly at the American Museum of Natural History

Matching beards....excellent!

Topiary bushes competing.

Long-haired doxies, looking so fine.

 Weenies all in a row.

Wire-haired doxies in action.

Borzoi...fiercely loyal dog found in Christine Feehan's Dark Symphony. Check out Penelope's review.

Chewie, a small bundle of wire-haired love.

See more photos at The Quirky Ladies!