Lucky & I started off the week at the New York City Bag Ladies Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club, which brought the disease into the spotlight. Over 300 felines (women with manicures in this case) got together to bid on handbags donated by designers and celebrities. Such power celebs as Jennifer Lopez, Brooke Shields, Lucy Liu, Lauren Conrad, and Kelly Rutherford unleashed their handbags for the worthy cause. Timely, since Lupus is a disease found in dogs and cats as well as humans, and unfortunately on the rise. This event was the first of many to bring attention to the disease and of Lupus Awareness month, which is May.
Lucky is such a little lady, so I just had to bring her along (and in a carrier bag of course). Today Show host Meredith Vieira was honored at the event, and she wondered if Lucky was included as part of the package if she bid on my dog bag! I had to sadly let everyone know that my dog bag (with Lucky in it) wasn’t up for auction. Only in the life of Lucky Diamond!
Next it was off to the Tribeca Film Festival to watch the movie Stay Cool, and it was just that, very cool. Then Lucky and I attended a party at Tenjune, where we caught up with the star of the film and Animal Fair cover girl Hilary Duff, sans her dog. Sadly, her little dog Duff passed away. But Hilary was excited to chat about her plans on starting a new dog line called Little Dog Duff, in honor of and named after, her late and deeply missed dog. Little dog Duff’s legacy lives on!
This week The ASPCA honored Martha Stewart with the Presidential Service Lifestyle Expert Award at the 12th Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball for: Bringing the “Good Life” to Animals. Top dog designer (known to enjoy the good life himself) Isaac Mizrahi emceed the event. I have to hand it to him, not only does Isaac design clever clothes, he designs clever jokes as well, he had all the guests rolling over with laughter throughout the night!
Last but certainly not least, Lucky and I would like to pay tribute to Golden Girl and actor, Bea Arthur, who passed away this week at 86-years-old. She had a lifelong love for animals and an endless passion for helping the underdog (literally). Bea Arthur moved to New York City in 1947, when she brought home her first dog, a Spitz named Muffin, and since then she was never without a dog (the rest is Hollywood hound history). In honor of Bea and her love for animals, don’t forget to support your local shelter!