"the" Mrs. Astor

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Long and Short of It

One of our favorite events of the season is this Saturday's 4th Annual South Beach Dachshund Winterfest, which is sort of a Woodstock for weenie dogs and their people. The funny, little dogs and their equally funny owners and admirerers will gather across the street from The Palace at 12:00 Noon, mingle for a bit, and join in The Grand March to the elegant Tides Hotel where the Mayor or some other City official who is a little short himself of important municipal matters to attend to will present the Dog Keys to The City (to whom, I don't know yet).

The group--and I kid not, because it is too silly to make up--will then sing The Dachsong; and, after that, the real fun begins next door at The Palace, which has hosted the "afterparty" these four years. There will be a VIP dog area in out outside bar, hot dog specials, and plenty of Ditmar Dachshund Drink concoctions. I think I'm going to title the event, "Show Your Weenie at The Palace"; that would make it not altogether much different than any other weekend afternoon.

KiKi was helping me plan the afternoon last night, barking out ideas here and there, when he stopped, looked up at the ceiling in one of those mysterious gestures of his and muttered, "I wonder what the poor dogs are doing." We looked at each other and howled with laughter.


At 12:04 PM, Blogger Glitzy said...

That's hysterical. What a mental picture...I didn't know that particular weekend existed.

At 3:00 PM, Blogger Tom said...

We have the same thing every spring and fall in Washington Square Park. It's hysterical and sooo much fun! The gay dogs have the best costumes.

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Ian-Ivy du Bois said...


I´m so proud!! oh so proud, (... and witty and gay)

2 links!!!

I loive u everyday more.

your smart ass teacher

At 1:16 AM, Blogger babbles said...

I wish I could be there to see those little creatures. I have been told I am a weenie, but I don't believe it. I'm sure I am just an abnormally short and hairy baby girl.


At 10:15 AM, Blogger Knottyboy said...

I bet more weenies have been uncovered at the Palace than at the state fair concession stands. I've got to get out there and unveil my weiner.

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Ed Grow said...

How surreal. As they say, "Dogs are really people with short legs and fur coats." But how, wierd, I am so sorry. Love.

At 1:23 PM, Blogger Countess Bedelia said...

I think you have some competition. I just got an email from the Hotel Victor saying that last Sunday there is Dog Days Happy Hour every Sunday with special Doggie Treats, etc.

Sounds like the dogs have taken over South Beach!

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Showtune said...

I need to pull out my rhinestone collar!

At 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Show Your Weenie at The Palace"...::rolls eyes:: you are *such* a homo! ;)

At 2:25 PM, Blogger "the" Mrs. Astor said...

Glitzy, it's real, the people are the one's who aren't.

Tom could we expect anything less from a gay dog?

Ian, I'm polishing my apple.

babbles, get a plane ticket and jon the crowd.

kb, I'll throw a party for your weenie, OK?

Ed, there's nothing surreal about people doting over their pets in such a gay, pet-friendly town.

Countess, THE NERVE of The Victor to try to upstage us!

Matt, you not only need a collar, but a muzzle after last Sunday


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