My friend Kim had a date scheduled for Thursday night, but then an invitation hit my inbox for the Tails of NYC RescueMen 2015 calendar launch event. Hot dudes and rescue animals are two of the causes closest to her heart, so she canceled her date with what was undoubtedly an unattractive dolt who buys his pets rather than adopting them, and we set off for The Leonora lounge in Chelsea for an evening of abs, fur, and trying not to eat the entire glass of jelly beans on our table.
The invitation had mentioned “men who love rescue dogs”, but when we got our grubby little hands on a copy of the calendar, we also found men who love cats and bunnies. And–no big deal–they’re all professors and famous comedians and actors. There’s also a prince. An Italian prince. Gazing lovingly at his rescue cat. But every month features an accomplished hunk and his adorable pet, including a guy with arm muscles as big as my thigh on the ground with his three bunnies. Kim died a little.
The calendar is produced by two charities, Pillows for Paws and Grandpa Dave’s Creature Comforts, and proceeds will benefit local shelter animals in need. This is going to make a great holiday gift for the person in your life who loves good-looking men getting cozy with tiny dogs named things like Sparkles, which is basically everyone you know. And it’s for a great cause! Plus the pictures themselves are gorgeous, and I’m so mad I didn’t take them.
Our view from the couches at The Leonora
The Leonora’s fancy ceiling
Kim modeling the glass of jelly beans, of which we ate four
Kim also modeling her calendar
Calendars for everyone!