Hello-hello, all. The Consort gliding effortlessly mikeside to dazzle and baffle you while my lovely and talented bride tends to other obligations. She’s throwing herself into a tizzy regarding Fashion Week and I’ve learned to keep a low profile during these… spells. We have much to discuss today so let’s jump right in!
You know our fondness for bulldogs here at the Prepatorium. Tilly is a great joy and sometimes a challenge. I can’t imagine what the good people at the “Buddies Thru Bulldogs” rescue group in south Florida must deal with on a daily basis. The photo above was taken after an adoption event and it is one of my favorite bulldog shots ever. Love those faces!
One of the challenges the group faces is vet care for the dogs. As you can imagine, the bulls that end up at the shelter are often in pretty rugged shape. Like Dozier.
Dozier had developed a growth on his left rear paw. Surgery was needed.
Despite the great work by the surgical team the paw could not be saved. The decision was made to take Dozier’s left hind leg to his hip. Within hours after the surgery Dozier was standing on his own.
The recovery continued and a couple of days later Dozier ventured unaided outside.
This is a happy story. Not all the stories end with smiles. But through the laughter and the tears the good folks at “Buddies Thru Bulldogs” do the best they can to provide excellent care, good homes and tons of love to bulldogs who have been battered, surrendered or abandoned. I have no affiliation with them at all other than I respect the work they, and all the pet rescue people, do every day. Please support your local rescue groups; I’m certain they will appreciate your help.
We just got off of the phone with one of our favorite people of all-time: Kiel James Patrick. I’m always energized after talking with him because he’s exploding with creative ideas. By now you’ve noticed Kiel’s bracelets featured in the new Tommy Hilfiger campaign. Say what you will about Mr. Hilfiger, at least he has the good taste to accessorize with Kiel’s products. We’ve been proud to carry Kiel’s bracelets, headbands and earrings at The Preppy Princess for some time now, he is good enough to design exclusive pieces for us, that is always a fun process. Right now Kiel is in the city for Fashion Week, we can’t wait to hear what he comes up with next!
I’m also feeling good about a relationship we’re growing with the folks at Sailor Bags. Some of you might remember when The Princess mentioned meeting them in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago. Their bags are TDF! All their bags are made of supple and durable new sailcloth. The designs, ranging from REAL BIG duffel bags to lunch sacks, are practical and hardworking. They’re guaranteed for life and, yes, they can be personalized. They make great gifts for the boat people in your life, memorable prizes for your next regatta or just to bang around in the back of the car. Beach season is just around the corner (I keep telling myself that!) so you’ll want to order your Sailor Bags today!
Enough of my wandering about… it’s time to strike fear into the hearts of the poor souls in the Shipping Department. The Princess will be back tomorrow with more on NYFW and other goodies. I’ll leave you with the reminder to take care of your waitperson because they’re working hard for you today. Oh, one more thing… Let The Day Begin!