What my Mutt Luna Thinks About Designer Dogs

Lynn Sally
9 min readMar 25, 2022
My dog Luna “smizing” and channeling Jacob Riis Realness, Grand Central Terminal, New York City, circa 2019. Photo of #lunatheshowdog by @lynnsally (www.lynnsally.com)

All the dogs in New York City are oblivious and beautiful — or maybe they’re oblivious because they’re beautiful. They are coiffed and “expensive” as the judge on America’s Next Top Model, Australian edition, refers to models who, according to him, look the part.

Standard poodles with pom pom puffs protecting delicate ankles; adorable Pomeranians with a lion’s main of coiffed hair…

Lynn Sally

Author of "Neo-Burlesque: Striptease as Transformation" (Rutgers University Press, 2022). Please follow me!