Never work with children or animals, right? I knew to expect the unexpected at the Charlotte Humane Society's Runway for the Rescues presentation at Neiman Marcus. High fashion and rescue dogs – what could go wrong?! It turned out to be a ton of fun.
Meet Pickles, my runway partner. What a cutie-pie, right? She's also quite an escape artist.
I decided not to carry her for the show because a test run proved Pickles and my top didn't mix. Trying to fit in with the Charlotte fashionistas I knew would be at Neiman's, I had picked out a lower-cut top than usual. No surprise that this energetic little dog would be squirmy and I didn't want any wardrobe malfunctions. Well, just before we were to walk (first!) on the giant, elevated runway, Pickles flattened out and pulled her head right out of her collar!
I didn't want to freak her out more, but I didn't want to just walk away. So, deep breath, I picked up Pickles and walked down the runway. I have no idea how low she pushed the front of my shirt – I was laughing too hard, and so was much of the crowd. I can't wait to see the pictures. Or maybe I can!
Meantime, here are some of the other models:
Maureen O'Boyle from WBTV
Derek James from Fox News Rising
Morgan Fogarty from Fox Charlotte gives Pickles some treats.
Big thanks to Jen & David Bashford for letting me borrow Pickles for a little while!
Both TV stations were there and I spotted at least 5 still photographers. If I get any more pictures, I'll be sure to update here.