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06/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Lucky Savors A Taste For Candy & Causes!

Lucky and I practiced our dance steps under the stars at the DanceGiving
fundraiser at the fabulous Tribeca Rooftop in lower
Manhattan. DanceGiving benefits the extraordinary non-profit
organization Bpeace, a group dedicated to helping women in
Afghanistan and Rwanda recovering from war. We sincerely support Bpeace
because we recognize that we're all connected, our neighbors are global,
and that peace and prosperity is a basic right for everyone.

Lucky and I broke into a few creative dance moves! MSNBC's Morning Joe
co-host Willie Geist was trying to keep up with Lucky on the dance floor.
Lucky was a hound dog dancing the night
away doing the monkey and bunny hop in honor of her fellow animals, she
certainly didn't have two left feet (paws), dancing with Lucky requires
picking her up and holding her tight!

We hung out with Fabien Cousteau -- grandson of legendary undersea
explorer Jacques Cousteau. Currently, Fabien is partnering up with his
father, Jean-Michel Cousteau, and sister Celine; following in the
family's sand steps with a new PBS series titled Ocean Adventures. Topics range from the Grey Whale
migration of the west coast of the Americas, to the magical coral
spawning of the Caribbean, to the ghost ships of the Great Lakes. Lucky
certainly would enjoy accompanying them to exotic places such as the
Amazon, Samoa, Christmas Island, Papua New Guinea, and the
Arctic...wherever there is water!

Lucky & I had more than just a taste of fun at the Annual Taste of
Spring Gala benefiting the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute! For
over a decade this institute has carried out its unique mission to
benefit the millions of children and families impacted by by adoption:
providing leadership that improves adoption laws, policies and
practices, through sound research, education and advocacy -- in order to
better the lives of everyone touched by adoption! I'm a real believer
and fan of both children and animals' adoption and wouldn't miss the
chance to support such an amazing group! Though I don't have any kids
yet (adopted or otherwise), I've had plenty of mothering practice taking
care of Lucky and could relate to all the work it requires. Animal Fair
has always rallied in support of fairness to animals, and is committed
to promoting animal and shelter rescue.

We were thrilled to see one of our favorite restaurateur's Jean Georges
Vongerichten of the famed Jean-George eatery. We had to laugh when he
shared that his children (funny he, like President Obama, is not a into
small canines) have two dogs a Yorkie and Shih Tzu, that they named Jojo
(after what they call Daddy Jean Georges) and Candy (how sweet - the
culinary theme is passed on to the next litter).

Wolverine X-Man and award winning actor (and People's 2008 Sexiest Man
Alive) Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness,
are the proud parents of two adopted children, Oscar
Maximillian, and Ava Eliot. They celebrated in the spirit
of the evening, Deborra-Lee also co-founded another adoption charity in
Australia called Orphan Angels which matches
orphans with prospective parents. Hugh told us that although they may
not have a dog to give a bone to, he added "Deborra has the funny bone
in the family, after I get off stage we laugh as I use all her lines."
No bones about it!

The Jackmans' announced first to us that they would be getting their son
Oscar a pet fish on his birthday! My Wanda would be happy to know (my
Betta fish that recently swam quietly to the big fish pond in the sky)!

The Rose herself Bette Midler (aka the Divine Miss M) was having a ball
and is currently on a mission to restore even more New York City park
land for you and your pets to play on, with this year's New York
Restoration Project's (NYRP) 2009 Spring Picnic Auction, which is
happening NOW until June 10, 2009 and guess what...
you can bid on having lunch with Hugh
Jackman (how yummy), a trip to Las Vegas to meet Cher backstage, (Do You
Believe...), see Santana in concert (how Supernatural), meet Fleetwood Mac
(in your Dreams), and many other fun invites to bid on. Sold! With all
proceeds benefiting the New York Restoration Project.

Kristen Chenoweth wasn't Pushing Daisies, but was pushing a play date
with her Maltese "Maddie" (named after actress Madeline Kahn) and my
Maltese, Lucky. Fellow X-Men (wo-Men) actress Famke Janssen who plays
Dr. Jean Grey in the movie franchise was sans Licorice her black Boston
Terrier, named after her love for black licorice candy. Famke quipped,
"I can't get enough of both!", little lucky tip , dogs are a bit healthier! A
love for canines & confectionery
seems to be the taste of this blog! For more dog treats checkout Petsmart!