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Battle of the Brunches Continues…

The mystery of the competing WHCD brunches continues.

Instead of attending the Allbritton brunch in Georgetown, NYP Page Six’s Tara Palmeri chose the McLaughlin/Thomson Reuters brunch at the Hay Adams, which we’re now learning had no Creative Coalition stars, and no stars for that matter unless you count actress Morgan Fairchild, who was also at Tammy Haddad‘s garden party Saturday, a huge draw. “More long time friends of John [McLaughlin] and a mix of Thomson Reuters folks,” said a source who was there. “Pretty much his traditional group.  He actually prefers catching up with old friends in a relaxed atmosphere.”

Faces in the crowd: Georgette Mosbacher , Ann and Lloyd Hand, Eleanor Clift, Wendy Diamond, Mary Amons with her dad,  Mark and Rose Barondess ( Former CNN host Larry King‘s former lawyer), and lefty radio host Bill Press.

L to R: Mark and Rose Barondess Wendy Diamond Mary Amons with her father.

 

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Dogs Can Have WHCD Parties, Too

A Bo Obama lookalike

A Bo Obama lookalike

Last night, on the patio of Art and Soul on Capitol Hill, AnimalFair.com hosted its second annual White House Pet Correspondents’ Benefit. The dogs were generally well-behaved, though there was some growling, barking and butt-sniffing. How very Washington.

Wendy Diamond, the proprietor of AnimalFair, played host to raise money for Pets2Vets, which pairs returning veterans with adopted dogs. She was joined by her dog, Lucky, whom she calls the White House pet correspondent. The resident White House dog, Bo Obama, was not in attendance. He wasn’t even invited, though Diamond insisted his presence would have been welcome.

Pets2Vets, or P2V, was founded by David Sharpe in early 2010. Sharpe described suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and depression upon his return from tours of duty in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. But when he adopted a rescue dog, a three-month-old pitbull mix named Cheyenne, the feelings of depression subsided. It led him to found P2V, which he describes as “a Match.com between a sheltered pet and a veteran.” Pets offer “unconditional, pure love” and Sharpe says that veterans, who often feel judged opening up to doctors about their feelings, don’t feel the same way with animals. He said the program helps both the veterans who “just want companionship” and the dogs, which come from abusive homes.

The small crowd of human guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres from Art and Soul, including mushroom puffs and fried mac and cheese, along with a wine bar. The canine guests, all under 21, were instead served water. They munched on treats and bones.

Attendees were also treated to cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake, decked out in red, white and blue. The owners of the store and the stars of TLC’s “D.C. Cupcakes,” Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis, made an appearance at the event, though they’ll be heading to New York today for an appearance on “The View”‘s royal wedding special.

The McLaughlin Group’s John McLaughlin, Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson, WUSA’s Angie Goff, and Buzz Aldrin all serve on the host committee. None were able to attend.