The dog days of summer are winding down — for you and your pooch. Herewith, a few tricks to help Spot make a grand entrance into fall.
All dressed up and no place to go? Save the look forever. Pro pet fotog Mark McQueen (212-995-8965) shoots on location or in studio. You’ll both leave with your tails wagging.
Come dinner, save the restaurant doggie bag for tomorrow’s lunch. Sparkle will sit up and beg for Stella & Chewy’s free-range beef and chicken steaks, available at the new Bones Boutique (9 Clinton Street; 212-358-7887). While you’re there, pick up a sleek serving dish by Wetnoz.
After a three-month heat slump, Precious might need a refresher course in fab. The Complete Petrosexual covers the finer points of dressing and dining and includes such tongue-in-jowl chapters as “Choosing One’s Owner” and “Showing Off and Hooking Up.” (It’s not out till October, but you can pre-order now.)
You say it’s your birthday? Seven years in one is nothing to bark at. Robbie Dawg organic cakes (in carob vanilla, citrus, and carrot) are baked in Brooklyn and sold around town. One will feed six of Moopie’s bestest dog run pallies; the four-cheese oatmeal biscuits are perfect for snacking.
Just go easy. Chubby puppies may be nice to play with, but you wouldn’t want to be one.