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The best part about being well-known as a crazy dog lady is receiving emails from friends about gorgeous rescue animals - and their even hotter owners!  Photographer Gillian Laub sent me a pic of this amazing guy with his very handsome dog, and I absolutely had to meet them - I mean...barefoot and biking?  This story happens to be one of my favorites…

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, MY OLD BOSS, DID TAKE A DOG PICTURE OR TWO and some of them now appear in the new book entitled, "Robert Mapplethorpe - The Archive" by Frances Terpak and Michelle Brunnick

Thankfully I am able to expand on this notion of Robert and dogs to announce a new book out entitled, "Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive", by Frances Terpak and Michelle Brunnick.  It is with painstaking detail that this meticulous collection of Mapplethopre art and artifacts are brought to life by the two authors. Robert Mapplethorpe was my boss and a prolific artist.  He, "challenged the limits of censorship and conformity, combining technical and formal mastery with unexpected, often provocative content that secured his place in history. Mapplethorpe’s artistic vision helped shape the social and cultural fabric of the 1970s and ’80s and, following his death in 1989 from AIDS, informed the political landscape of the 1990s. His photographic works continue to resonate with audiences all over the world.

"Pets are the unrivaled masters of giving back. The pleasure they take in giving themselves to us is perhaps their greatest lesson.  Like our animals, we are wired to connect, to reach out, to love.  But unlike them, with us other things get in the way - jealousy, insecurity, irritation, anger.  Pets help us constantly come back to what makes us human.  They're a furry version of our best selves." (Arianna Huffington, THRIVE)

I met this FABULOUS illustrator, THE DOGOPHILE, on my favorite platform INSTAGRAM and was immediately smitten with the hysterical drawings and equally engaging canine captions.  As the timing of my discovery was during New York Fashion week I decided that we should have some fun capturing some of the fashions from Milan in addition to running a few of Lucy Marshall's previous drawings from her feed.

Dogs in cars, yes, but really they are dogs in shelters.  Brookhaven Animal Shelter to be exact.  Thankfully I can tell you that since Nathaniel and I went to start our photographic series at the shelter, two of the three dogs we have pictured here have been adopted.  That's a good thing.  The sad thing is that there are about 115 more in the shelter that do need homes.  We at Mrs. Sizzle hope to raise awareness about the hard to ignore multitudes of pets that do need homes and are housed in shelters across America.

Last night, the photographer David Williams and I went to Matilda the cat's birthday at The Algonquin Hotel.  This is a hotel tradition that dates back the the 30's when the first stray Matilda walked in to the hotel looking for a hot meal and a bed.  The hotel is now on their third Matilda and the party has become quite a celebration of cat lovers much to the delight of the host of the party, Alice de Almeida.

Tucker speaks: the story of a dog, his Dad W. Bruce Cameron, his Mom Cathryn Michon and what it's like to taste fame as seen by Mark Leibowitz

My dear friend David Carriere, long time book publicist and author, was intuitive enough to introduce me to a most dynamic creative pack, and one that I would quickly come to revere - and when I say revere, well, I really mean worship. W. Bruce Cameron is the author of a multitude of bestselling books, and the one that rocked me most recently was, A Dog's Purpose, which will come to life on the silver screen in the near future with Lasse Hallstrom directing!  

I knew Sophie Gamand was doing a big shoot last summer so it is with great pride that I share with you her latest story from my favorite, LOVE MAGAZINE.  She has not only applied her fab photographic skills but does what she is known best for - photographing beautiful dogs that are so badly in need of a home.  She has already appeared on Sizzle with her pit bull series, one that we prepared together in Brookhaven, NY.

WELCOME to the Park Hyatt NYC where dogs are people too

In the city that never sleeps, dog owners find it difficult to stay at a luxury hotel that allows pups to rest their heads. Since its opening last August, the Park Hyatt NYC has become a haven for just that. Just a short two block walk from Central Park, the Park Hyatt combines the chic atmosphere of a city hotel with the added comfort of bringing your furry friend.  In addition to having the best amenities for pooches, The Park Hyatt NY donates 100% of the overnight dog fee to Friends of Finn and The Humane Society of the United States.