Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Naked Truth

Oh hello there! Excuse me, I was just reading a fascinating article in the New York Post.

Apparently, there's quite a brouhaha over at the High Line because of the naughty antics of some guests at the new Standard Hotel. You see, the management of the hotel has been encouraging their guests (as well as the more attractive hotel staff) to pose in their birthday suits in front of the big floor-to-ceiling windows, in order to draw attention to the hotel.

And some guests have taken things a bit too far. Since this blog is rated PG, let's just say the words "Doggie" and "Style" were used without referring to the latest in leashes or canine couture. Since our beautiful new High Line park goes right through The Standard, some park visitors have caught quite an eyeful of the wildlife!

Now, what does all this have to do with me? Well, our neighborhood dog run is at the base of The Standard hotel. Now, we've always had a clothing optional policy at the dog run, but I never imagined that we might inspire the hotel guests to cast off all their clothes as well!

Me? I prefer to go semi-nude, with a stylish collar. And when the weather gets a bit nippy, I may add a hoodie...

So here is the scenario for you all - our dog run, the naked and naughty hotel guests and the High Line. (Although this photo wasn't taken there, this is pretty much the view from Asta's house! Wonder why her Mommi suddenly bought a high-powered telescope?)

Just the other night, we spied some naked men up on the 8th floor while we were at the run. I think that article is only going to inspire more exhibitionists! We're talking about getting some signs to hold up -- "TAKE IT OFF!" and more often "PUT IT BACK ON!"

Just look at this shameless hussy! And she's one of the more modest ones.
Unlike a certain Canadian temptress who visited us earlier this summer...

Just look at this cheeky girl! Why, she's even opened the window to provide passersby with an even more explicit view of her "Moon Over Manhattan!"

What!?! Full frontal??? Please Ms. Brador, remember that there are puppies present!

That Sophie! She really started the whole exhibitionist trend! Just look at that knowing look...

"No, Mom, I don't know where you left your binoculars!"


Jake of Florida said...

To think our Mom and Dogdad almost stayed there!!!

Missed opportunities.

We have an extra pair of binoculars -- shall we send them by overnight mail????

Jake and Just Harry

the magic sleigh said...

Wooos! Naked humans? Scary..! The dogs I could handle,I might visit with out the pawrents!... Silly, scary naked humans! Ahhh! the horrors!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Joe Stains said...

ok I just fainted. omdog...where was the pupperazzi when Sophie was there??? I can't believe that the hotel is asking folks to do that, I mean most people DONT look good in their birthday suit!!

Gus said...

My muzzer could set Manhattan tourism back 500 years!


Martha said...

Oh my dogness - well let's face it it would only happen in New York!
No wonder Asta's mom has taken to her bed with the watermelon!!!
We think humans are so untidy naked!!!
We dogs can get away with it - Sophie looks beautiful.
Well when it comes to nudity we will quote Animal Farm "Four lets good - Two legs bad!"
Your shocked and horrified maiden aunties xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Stella said...

Thats the Big Apple, isn't it?


Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...


Dexter said...

Oh Miss Sophie!

Those nekked humans scare me. Many want to show us things we don't want to see.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Ha, we saw that story on the NBC national news last night - of course the media isn't doing much to quell the exhibitionists:)

So can you send us directions to that dog park?;-)

Play bows, the OP Pack

ScrapsofMe said...

Oh MY! I just don't know what to say....I'm...barkless. Whimpering actually. So, will this encourage or discourage walkies? Will you be over-run in the park with perves? I'm going in the kitchen and stick doggie bones in my eyes now, that image in burned in my mind. What will THEY think of next!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Oh my I don't even like to see my humans naked after a shower. Myself, however, I do prefer the naked and free feeling that a dogs life allows us to enjoy.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Clive said...

We're speechless or woofless even!!

Only in New York!!

lots of woofs

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Uh. You definitely don't get that sort of thing in Utah... I mean, us doggies generally go around in our birthday suits (other than the stylish collar and required tags), but I don't think the local hotels encourage us....

*kissey face*

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
My mom reads NYP on line and she saw that article the other day!
Kisses and hugs

Sally Ann and Andy said...

We saw the news story, but that is awfull that you have to be exposed to that at the doggie park.
Sally Ann

Cocorue said...

we saw your cute montage at Clive's for D Man and thought you'd be interesting to know BUT

OMG you're more than interesting bol.......

mumsy read that article online and she's stayed there when she was in Nuu Yooke....she said they have a similar half naked moooooral on the wall too...

ooooooh naked 2leggers and 3leggers can be quite scary.....aha binocular sales will definitely jump start yoo eeekonomee bol.......


Duke said...

OMG what a scary thing to have happen!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Avert your peepers Petey! And Joey! There are certain things folk (and furries) DON'T need to see, right? We saw this on the news but didn't realise it was THAT place....Mum was being nosey on Google Earth the other day and worked out where your run is (hmm, too much time on her hands...she surely SHOULD have been doing our blog??) and found the link....AND saw the adorable photo of you in your Halloween outfit, too cute!

Sophie Brador said...

Petey pie, I have some pictures of you at the Standard hotel, on the bed, in the nude, with the curtains open. You just wait little man. I will show the world!!!!


Asta said...

Oh Petey
I am scandalized, hehehehe
Can we do nothing wifout being copied???
I knew that all of us at the wun wewe twend settews, but this is widicoolous.
I canceled Mommi's telescope..what if they do the same (get one) and look back at us?????
I'm dwawing my blinds.

As fow Sophie, um, it was inevitable that she would be a wole model in this as evewything else..she's a DIVA
smoochie kisses

TwoSpecialWires said...

We'd been hearing and reading about this and were worried we'd see someone we recognized! And now it's happened.... oh dear!

Fergi and Jake

Huskee and Hershey said...

Now how come these exciting events don't happen here where I live?? The only 'exhibitionist' I see is my mom coming out of the shower. I've seen it so many times it's getting kinda boooorrrrring.. **yawn**

Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh, D is looking up the number for that hotel right now.....hehe ok she isn't really. She needs to book a hotel where they insist on being totally covered from head to toe.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We feel so fortunate that we have beautiful fur coats to hide our nakedness - we think naked peeps would scare us!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Eric said...

Crickey. Better make those signs quick. Maybe some with marks out of ten and get together a jury in the dog run like America's got Talent....or not...

Eric xx

Hamish Westie said...

Well what a lot of fuss about nothing! I mean, us dogs happily go round sniffing each other's bottoms in the park don't we. And no-one bats an eyelid!
Cheers, H.

Sally Ann and Andy said...

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Lord Duncan of McDuff, and Sally Ann Canis

Agatha and Archie said...

Hee Hee we like Eric's idea........Love A+A

Duffy said...

Hey Petey! Not sure if the Naked show is okay for my age group.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Can't wait to read about all your exciting adventures.
Luv, Duffy

Unknown said...

Hi Petey,

Sorry I haven't visited in ages - my human's been really busy and tired in the evenings so she wants a break from the computer and refuses to help me visit my friends! Humph!

Hey - I never knew you were a collar & leash model in your younger days! How exciting! Do you have a post about that with photos? Please give me the URL if you do as I'd love to see you modelling some! Or if not, maybe you could do a post looking back over your "career"? :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Maxmom said...

I know we're not quite 'friends' yet, but Mango is my mate! (Dexter tries!) Anyway I just popped over, because you pooped(sorry 'popped') over. You are quite a lad I must say...get around a lot, it seems!
Well anyway, I just wanted to say HI and check out what you Americans get up to....mmmm... You guys seem to have a lot of spending power, so I was thinking -maybe you can come and invest some of that extra cash here in our beautiful country. What say you?
Lots of licks