Greetings Gizmo in the Big Apple! Happy Dog of the Day from this native New Yorker! (Brooklyn!)

What a precious, most photogenic Pekingese you are Gizmo, a real show stopper! ! It's not often we have a Pekignese as your featured honoree, so meeting you today has been a real treat! I can just picture you parading down the streets of the city, turning heads and winning fans! Who could resist?

You sure took the long way home, sweetheart, having been born in a breeding center (puppy mill?), your first family having to surrender you (for your own good)! But finally you hit the forever family jackpot, living the good life there in exciting NYC with your loving mom and dad, receiving all of the love and attention your heart can hold! LOVE those pics of you with both your parents, Gizmo! What a great family1 How lucky your mom and dad are, having a furkid as sweet and loving, as special as you in their lives! You're a treasure, Giz, beautiful inside and out, and so very deserving of your big day of honor!

Thanks for brightening my grey and gloomy day with your heartwarming homecoming story and heart-melting photos! Hope you enjoy a very special day of celebration...strutting about the neighborhood, listening to a little cool jazz, playing with your toys, being loved and pampered to pieces by your proud parents! Lots of love, cuddles and kisses to you, precious Gizmo, our very special and most deserving Dog of the Day, EVERY day!