I’m so blessed to have four girls in my life: my daughters gg and cc, and my furbabies Tokyo and Mochiko.

Our dogs are Japanese Chins, which were long beloved by nobility for their loyal, affectionate and intelligent nature. The dogs are such an important part of our lives, we decided to take them to The Blessing of the Animals at St. Luke’s Church in East Hampton. Surrounded by furry friends of all species, it was a fab afternoon of Clanning and celebrating with fellow pet lovers. And we expect pets to only occupy an ever more important place in the hearts of consumers. Did you know there are now more households in America with dogs than with children? Surprising but true--and the shape of families to come.