Finally, Another “Oppressed Minority” Has Representation!

That’s right, that’s right…it’s been a long time coming, but

Jewish dogs are finally having their day!

In other words, someone has thrown them a bone.

Who to thank for this? None other than Isaac Mizrahi.

I was walking through my local Tar-zshay yesterday as if it were a Christmas-themed obstacle course. Red and green stuff was everywhere*. I had to pass the pet section to get to the frozen foods area and was single-minded in my errand, when suddenly, lo and behold, I saw something…different.

Was it?

Nah, couldn’t be.

It was!


Much to my surprise, after years of having few choices when it came to Roxie’s Hanukkah (and Bijoux before her), Target has allowed Isaac Mizrahi to provide them with a line of Hanukkah dog items.

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You won’t be surprised at all to read that I was *all* over this. I picked up a menorah squeaky toy, which she will no doubt rip to shreds in minutes (Meaning it will suffer the same fate as Bobo), and a sparkly-silver Hanukkah collar.

The toy will be a surprise which she won’t get to completely destroy until Hanukkah begins in late December. The collar, well, that’s to get her in the holiday spirit.

I woke her from an afternoon nap to do this photo shoot; that’s probably why she’s not looking so celebratory.

They can’t all be gems. But isn’t it cute? If I had a 16-inch waist, I would have bought one for myself, to use as a belt.

Thanks, Mr. Mizrahi, on behalf of Jewish dogs (and their owners) everywhere!!!

*To my non-Jewish readers (I think that covers about 99% of you): Please don’t take my Christmas-y complaining personally. I have absolutely nothing against the holiday itself, non-Jews, or Freedom of Religion. I’m not even against Christmas music or shopping in stores where you can see mostly two colors–red and green–for two full months (and, by the way, that’s most stores). It’s just that, at this time of year, it’s hard out here for a pimp Jew.



  • Melissa

    Threw a dog a bone…punny!!

    I really am amazed how much more Hanukkah stuff there is out there then there used to be.

    I think it’s great! Pretty soon there will be Kwanza doggie clothes, too!

  • Mr Lady

    I think I’m supposed to say something about how you have way too much time on your hands, but dude? This is hilarious. HILARIOUS.

    And thanks for the Target shots. I’ve got my fix now. 🙂

  • Kat

    OMG Roxy is a beautiful Jewish dog. Isaac Mizrahi should totally use her as a model for his collection of Jewish dog collection….and your local Tar-zshay…you crack me up. That was so funny.

  • Melisa

    Melissa: I’m amazed, too! And I totally agree…Kwanza celebrating dogs are totally going to have their stuff soon!

    Mr. Lady: It was so nice of you to drop by today, without me twisting your arm or anything! LOL Thanks for stumbling it. 🙂

    Kat: Isn’t she gaw-geous? LOL

    Weaselmomma: She goes along with the same dietary rules as we do: she doesn’t keep totally kosher (because *we* love cheeseburgers!) but does not eat pork. So she eats the bacon-FLAVORED treats. 🙂 ROFL! (but seriously.)

  • k a t i e

    That is adorable! My poor pooches don’t even get Christmas themed stuff – I plan on breaking into that market myself in a few years….!

    She looks very proud in the second photo 🙂

  • stACEy

    this just made my day! needed a nice chuckle and glad your puppy is represented 🙂

    Happy Hanakuh ( did I spell that right? i sure hope so!)

  • Mags

    First off: The last picture is SO cute. I want to print it and put it on my desk. 🙂 SOOOO cute.

    Second: I am Catholic and even I hate the stores and well…mostly every place around this time of year!!!

    Except tree lightings…those are fun. 🙂

  • Michelle

    Just a thought, but … you could buy two or three of the collars and hook them together and make one rockin’ belt?

  • Melisa

    Katie: I am SHOCKED, really, to learn that you don’t actually do stockings or anything for your doggies! I would have guessed you would have been the crazy one (LIKE ME) to be first in line at the store… LOL

    Mike: Thanks for stopping in! Unfortunately, she already thinks she’s the Star. I think that’s my fault.

    Stacey: I was surprised that my *Other* Target across town doesn’t have them either! (Yes, I often have to go to Target two days in a row…)

    Other StACEy: Actually, you can spell Hanukkah in many different ways, so you’re covered!

    Mags: A tree-lighting does sound fun!

    Michelle: Maybe five or six of them: bwahahahaha! Good idea!

    Momo: You crack me up! I’ll see if I can pick up one for you next week.

    Nukedad: I know! “On Moishe, on Herschel, on Schlomo!” She’d love it. 🙂

  • abritdifferent

    I am smiling that you stopped and snapped a pic of the end of the aisle. I love the collar, so cute! Looks like she’s saying, “I know, I look good.” Gorgeous dog.

  • Anonymous

    I — JUST — L * O * V * E YOUR DOG! I am crying and want one so bad!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT LITTLE BEAGLE FACE!! Okay, can I use doggie’s pic for tv tomorrow? I just HAVE TO! Remind me of his or her name and if I can. I love a Hanukah dog!
    weather kim in DC and on tv

  • Dea

    I love it!!! Hey – more power to the blue and white….my room mate in college freshman year was Jewish, and we did up the room quite garishly with Christmas and Hanukkah lovely decorations! LOL!

    I like buying the theme gifts for pets, so I can get behind the Jewish pet endcap!!! 😀

    BTW – my mom commented on Miss Roxie in the hair – and said she’s a gorgeous pup.