Iris Love with her dachshunds, Euphrosyne and Diomedes.
Thanks so much to Elizabeth Romaine for writing in that Iris Love, our favorite (and only?) Grand Dachshund Socialite, is featured in a revealing article in The New York Times that any good Dachshundist will not want to miss. Elizabeth writes:
Dear Joey and Rowdy,
Just wanted to let you know that in today's NY Times - Rowdy's b-day - that there's a lovely article about Iris Love. I would never have known about this lovely lady if not for your terrific blog and now I know who took in Mrs. Astor's doxies. Thanks to you as well.
I'm from Westchester County originally, and Mrs. A is one of my heroes. And Ms. Love now is as well. Whatever could be the connection? :)
Gigi Marie Louise sends her best. The Chows remain aloof as always.
Here's an excerpt from the article In Iris Love’s Wide Circle of Friends:
SOME dog lovers live for their dogs and hardly give people the time of day. Others are more social. And then there is Iris Love, the New York socialite whose Pekingese won the Best in Show award this year at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
A fun-loving and gracious archaeologist, Ms. Love, now 78, has been out-and-about in New York for at least six decades, long enough that [Dachshund Lover] Andy Warhol mentioned her in his diaries nine times.
“I’m a very social person,” Ms. Love said on a recent Friday, while two of her 36 champion dachshunds, Euphrosyne and Diomedes, chewed on bones at a dog-loving friend’s Upper East Side apartment. “And I take pleasure in meeting all kinds of creative people.”
Of course when you have Liz Smith in your life — as a friend, romantic partner (“for 15 years,” Ms. Love said) and, these days, roommate — meeting all kinds of people is relatively easy.
Read the rest at The New York Times.
Related: Iris Love in the Archives