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Hot Dog Marin

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Are you old enough to remember when Marin County was famous for its Hot Tub Parties? These days it’s Hot Dog Parties.

Gayle Donsky and Mort Stein hosted just such an event for their lovely dog Izzy on January 1st.

I took these photos with my new Olympus OM-D E-M1. Rica also took some with her iPhone.

Izzy's 2014 birthday--2

Izzy's 2014 birthday--4

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Gourmet cuisine designed for the party by two of Marin’s outstanding hosts.

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Mort kept guests entertained throughout the evening.

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X-Rated fudge cake, so good.

Izzy's 2014 birthday--3

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Izzy's 2014 birthday--8

Rica directing cookie tour.

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Gayle leading dogs in song. They joined her a moment after I snapped the shutter. 

Izzy's 5th birthday party

This was taken at last year’s party, but it deserves a second showing. Izzy is wearing his pink ribbon.

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Izzy's 2014 birthday--7

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It was fun saying hello to old friends.

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Here I’m enjoying my new camera.


Written by Ron Greene

January 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm

14 Responses

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  1. Love it! What wonderful photos! But not enough of the birthday boy and girl!


    January 4, 2014 at 1:04 pm

  2. Wonderful!!


    Gayle Donsky

    January 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm

  3. Ron, That was a really cool to see your photos of the dog party “featured” in your blog. And here I thought doggie birthday parties were normal…..?? When you get a chance, I would appreciate it of you could email me a couple of images that were included in the blog (the 1st and the 4th images). Thanks, Mort


    Morton Stein

    January 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm

  4. These are crystal clear. I repeat you are a fantastic photographer. Robin


    January 5, 2014 at 7:25 am

    • What a FUn, festive group of friends, furry and otherwise, I got hungry just looking at the pictures!!!! Happy new year to human and canine friends alike. Mary in Laguna.

      MAry Kastner

      January 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    • Thanks, Robin
      I toss the unclear ones.

      Ron Greene

      January 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm

  5. Marin version of Norman Rockwell. Beauties.

    Dave (and Peck)

    January 5, 2014 at 11:28 am

  6. Ron, you need to start treating your dog more like this….I think you will find that you CAN actually bond better with Luckey. You just have to try a little harder. Start with a doggie dessert party with some of Luckey’s closet friends. Dont forget to invite me.

    Steve J.


    January 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm

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