A NYC Society Party for Tiny Toney Dogs and Their People

Just because Jake and I have never seen the inside of a high-society party (we've seen medium-high ones, but not the nosebleed ones) doesn't mean...

Maria Goodavage  |  Dec 17th 2009


Jake would like to know why none of the dogs at this party appear to be anywhere near his 90+ pounds. He's a bit affronted by the apparent snub against dogs of a certain height and girth...(Photos: William Jacob Photography)

Just because Jake and I have never seen the inside of a high-society party (we’ve seen medium-high ones, but not the nosebleed ones) doesn’t mean we don’t like to look at the pictures of how the other half socialize in their time off. So when we ran across this Vanity Fair spread of a cocktail party at the Neue Gallerie in NYC, we thought we’d share it with our fellow Dogsters.

Red seems to be the color du jour, and small seems to be the size of the moment. Jake was not thrilled to see only diminutive dogs in attendance. He was going to write the gallery a letter, but in his excitement he realized he had forgotten to take his four-hour nap. Now he’s up again and he doesn’t seem to care that much any more.

We love it when dogs look like their people. Here we have Neue Gallerie's director, Renee Price, with her miniature schnauzer, Milly von Barksky

But Jake would like to remind people who hold upper-crust society parties involving dogs that they should look to the bible of dog parties when it comes to putting together their canine guest lists. The P.D. Eastman book, Go Dog. Go! describes one of the most successful dog parties of the last century (with an important word bolded Jake):

The ultimate in dog party diversity, courtesy of P.D. Eastman

“A dog party!

A big dog party!

Big dogs, little dogs,

red dogs, blue dogs,

yellow dogs, green dogs,

black dogs, and white dogs

are all at a dog party!

What a dog party!”