Yesterday the news broke that fashion designer, Tom Ford, and his longtime partner and former editor of Women’s Wear Daily, Richard Buckley, had married. While it’s a wonderful reaffirmation of the rightness of marriage equality that this loving couple of 27 years can finally marry, that’s not why their wedding is significant to Left Coast Cowboys. You see, Tom Ford and Richard Buckley are true Terrier Peeps. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Tom Ford is also a movie director and has the distinction of directing, A Single Man, which we here have dubbed, “The Citizen Kane of Smooth Fox Terrier Movies”. (My review here.) That movie featured acting by some dude named Colin Firth, but more importantly, it included star turns by Ford and Buckley’s own Smooth Fox Terriers, Angus and India. Of course, we in the terrier community went wild, prompting several more posts here and offers to send our equally talented terriers to the Ford casting couch. The real thrill was when Richard Buckley himself was kind enough to comment on this blog and send along some pictures of Angus and India on the set. That’s it! Richard, Tom and any terrier they may own are now officially in our Virtual Dogpark.
The terriers are now in a tizzy trying to decide which slimy, gnawed rawhides and how many ripped up tennis balls would be appropriate as wedding presents. Emily Post tells me I have up to a year after the wedding to get gifts to the happy couple. So we’ll be sure to box them up when they are appropriately distressed.
So many, many congratulations, Tom and Richard! You are no longer Single Men, but you are certainly Singular Men. Best of all, you are Terrier Men.
So eight paws up for your continued happiness! (And remember, the next time you are casting a new movie, I know some terriers with real star power.)
What a sweet post! The fact that Ford and Buckley have already been together 27 years speaks volumes about their relationship and commitment. They do look very happy. We wish them many more years of happiness, and look forward to seeing more of the lovely India…I think it’s time she had her own feature in a fashion magazine. Look at that face! Sheer elegance, and we know that accessorizing with terrier hair makes any outfit more stylish.
And I’m sorry to hear about Angus. Do you have any inkling what happened to the dear boy? He was fairly young, no?
I think I remember Claire Hoffman, a breeder who helped Richard and Tom out with showing India, that Angus was over ten. Not ancient for a Smooth. But that makes me wonder: why no picture in the annual Oscar tribute to departed stars this year?
Django sends félicitations, aussi. Maybe as a gift, he could part with a half-mangled bully stick. He generally doesn’t like to share, but maybe a virtual date with the lovely India at the virtual dogpark would help.
Two beautiful dogs, and two great looking, happy guys!
Yesterday, while I was at work, my sister stole my iphone and tested to see if it
can survive a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube
sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
I know this is totally off topic but I had to share
it with someone!