"the" Mrs. Astor

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Non-Dachshund owners should not fear to attend our event. Special ribbons have been made awarding your dog, "Honorary Dachshund" for the day.
Brooke Astor lavished much attention on her two dachshunds, Boysie and Girlsie; in later years they were to keep her much-needed company. When, a few years ago, her son tried to take over her affairs by declaring her incompetent, a cry was raised by The Daily News about how her two, beloved dachshunds were being mistreated and, basically, bound for the Humane Society. For a long time the events surrounding Brooke overshadowed the fate of the dog, but--in the end--Mrs. Oscar de la Renta, an old friend--not only rescued Brooke, but her dogs. They eventually came to the care of a long-time friend, Iris Love.


At 8:06 AM, Blogger Tosca15 said...

Have fun at the festival! Doxies are a wonderful breed. When I was a young girl my mother was a well respected Dachshund breeder and judge; we always had 10 or so living with us. You've brought back some sweet memories with the talk of your festival.


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