Archive for July, 2012

I’ve Totally Gone to the Dogs!

I just finished shooting Weiner Dog Nationals!

Shooting at Los Alamitos Racetrack

It’s a kid’s movie inspired by the famed weiner dog race sponsored by the fast food company Weinerschnitzel.  I play the WDN reporter and get to interview Morgan Fairchild who stars in the film.  Morgan was a pleasure to work with. It’s great to see a woman who owns her power and takes her craft seriously.  I sat in her trailer with the actress playing her daughter, Madison Mier, as the 3 of us rehearsed our scene. Morgan imparted her pearls of wisdom to Madison.  She explained beats in a scene, the importance of vocal projection, breathing from your diaphragm, an actor’s responsibilites on set, and the dangers of older actresses being shot in direct sunlight. ;P

On location at Lake Balboa with actress madison Mier

The child actors on set were like rays of sunshine.  They showed up with a zest, clarity, and sense of play that sucked me into the bliss of their care free world.  I thought about what shooting was like for them.  They woke in the morning, had their entourage (aka mom &/or dad) chauffeur them to set. They didn’t compare this job to any previous acting jobs.  They greeted me like I was the most important person who walked on set each day.  Their smiles and energy could light up the universe.

Soaking up the sparkle from Caitlin Carmichael! She is magical <3

The cherry on top of this acting sundae? My JCLA Rescue Me totes will be carried by Morgan Fairchild and Madison Mier thoughout the film.

Shooting at Lake Balboa


This pretty doxie plays “Princess” Morgan Fairchild’s dog.

What’s interesting about the dog above is that she is not a show dog. They had an animal communicator on set who asked her if she would like to ride in one of my bags during the scene. The dog told the animal communicator that she wasn’t sure because she’d never been inside of a bag…and then expressed an interest in chasing some pidgeons!  American Humane was supervising on set, and since the dog was unsure…she was not placed inside my bag.  She didn’t know what she was missing!

But wait, there’s more! ;P  I’ve  just started talks to act in another film this August!  I’ll let you know more as things firm up.

JCLA Inc. is growing fast with my most active distributors in Italy and the Netherlands.  Orders continue to grow from Beverly Hills, across the US and abroad!  I’m thrilled to be making a difference in the lives of so many dogs.

JCLA Bond Girl Smuggler Bag


Rescue Me totes in Italy

Well, that’s the latest! Thank you for all of the emails letting me know when you see me on TV.  I love hearing from all of you! Thanks also for the autograph requests.

With Gratitude,


Goodbye 2011


We are blushing.  Look what we found as a “saved draft” that never got published?! Well better late than never. Must have been a busy time… Ladies and gentleman the world’s first Dec 2011 blog posted in July 2012!


I’m back from a restful vacation and hope that you all had a wonderful holiday!

Oh Broccoli tree, oh broccoli tree…la, da, da, dah, dee, dah, dah.


Thank you for all of the notes about seeing me on HBO’s LUCK as well as my Nissan Commercial.  I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve such great cheerleaders!


As always, Christmas eve brought up memories of Douglas.  Here is a great quote:

“O my dearest family, some things I’d like to say… but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay. I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above. Here, there’s no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight. Remember that I’m with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me and He said, “I welcome you.”

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)


My handbag line is going strong, making it’s one year anniversary and quadrupling sales from last Christmas. We were honored to be selected as an ultimate pet gift in HGTV’s holiday gift guide!

Front & center on HGTV’s website for best pet gifts!

Whether it be dog lovers overseas, across the US, or a surprise order from a dear childhood friend, many people stopped by  for some very thoughtful holiday gifts.

A personalized JCLA tote for Desi the dog!

This personalized ‘I Love New Yorkie” tote was ordered by Apprentice star and Network mogul, Nely Galan.

Wishing you all a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2012! My resolution is to be more balanced, ie. making more time for myself and my loved ones. 🙂

Blessings to you all!