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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dogs in Fur Coats, on Madison Avenue

Fur in fur
Photo by myself on Madison Avenue and 62nd Street, on the Upper East Side.

I spotted a couple tiny dogs wearing fur coats on Madison Avenue, Tuesday afternoon.

These dogs are Papillons (the French word for butterfly), a toy spaniel breed, named for its unique, fringed ears. These dogs come in several color combinations, usually a single color like brown or black on a white background. They had thick, silver colored leashes. For more about this breed, click here.

The owner was just out of frame, also wearing a black fur coat. I wanted to ask her for a photo, but she was speaking to someone and I had to dash off to a meeting.

Madison Avenue is a very ritzy street lined with boutiques and apartment buildings. Among the many shops there are the Armani, Calvin Klein and DKNY flagship stores, as well as Barney's.

Fur on Fur, II

Related posts: Glitzy Glam, Outside the Pierre, Furry Friends, in Tompkins Square Park and Happy Fourth of July, from Park Slope, Brooklyn.

17 comments:

Olivier said...

ah la mode la mode la mode, les chiens new yorkais toujours a la pointe de la mode

Joanne said...

Wow! I have seen dogs in many things but not the Fur Coat:))

biebkriebels said...

You hardly see it is a coat,could be their own fur, hope it is "fake" fur.

WTakeuchi said...

Funny! Dogs wearing fur coats? I've never seen anything like that. I also hope it is fake fur!

Shangri La Food said...

ok.. in next life i want to be a dog on upper east side : LOL

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Those dogs are very much Park Avenue pups aren't they :-) Happy New Year Kitty, I hope this year is going well so far. Coming back to work was TOUGH :-(

Luis Gomez said...

These guys look fun!

New York maids said...

Nice photos! So, you like dogs and yet your name is "kitty". (LOL) Thanks for showing a piece of New York. Lucky dogs! I guess they must be richer than I'll ever be.

Louis la Vache said...

What a hoot - but «Louis» bets they would have appreciated some fur-lined boots as well!

za-marzeniami said...

hehe funny, but I prefer cats;)

greensboro Daily Photo said...

Oh Kitty, or should I say Hey Kitty:

You have some GREAT NYC photos. What a pleasure to scroll through your blog. Keep those great photos coming. Are you part of the city daily photo community?

Jan
Greensboro, NC

John O. Roy said...

Only on Madison ave would you see something like this

Kitty said...

ha, I'm glad you all enjoyed this as much as I did. It was a first for me, too.

Pierre said...

I hate little dogs in the city. Its a "fleau" in PAris.
In fact lovely photo.

valeria said...

Amazing!

Monica said...

Great blog with quality pictures and detail.

long lab coat said...

i don't really think that it's fur coats. its hard to see on the picture that the dog is wearing fur coats.