With pocket pups being all the rage, the most coveted doggy bag isn?t the one that comes from Il Cantinori.
Forget about your scraps of filet mignon (how much do you hate the waiter?s subtle roll of the eyes when you say, ?It?s for my dog, Scout, really?). And yeah, there may be some (we repeat, some) cred to the trendy canine totes found behind the counters of Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc… But dare we mention the outrageous accessories that make us wish we were four-legged, just for a day, so we too could look so fab?
We?ve plumbed the depths of doggy-luxury items. Here?s our wish list:
Fifi and Romeo is the best in trendy canine couture. (Their dog carriers like look like Kelly bags.) Available at Barneys New York.
We’re suckers, dammit. The Hermes collar and leash will make any dog pea-green with envy. Available at Hermes, 691 Madison Avenue (212-751-3181).
Have transference issues? Too lazy to work out? Watch your dog do it! Bring the gym to your home with a JOG-A-DOG motorized treadmill. Your pooch can pant away listening to Delighted Doggy Pet Tunes. (Unless, of course, Snoop Dogg seems to be working, as it has been known to do.)
For added incentive, try a private trainer (Aerobic Dogwalker, 917-418-6136).
Wait, is it someone’s birthday? Celebrate with
Smiling dog party planning and supplies. And no chien soiree is complete without a custom bone-shaped cake from Zitmomer Z Spot Three Dog Bakery, 965 Madison Avenue (212-737-2016).
Phew. What a day. Rawhide breath? Pop a flavored tennis ball.
And for those who missed the party altogether…send a dog barking telegram. Woof!