Life is good for most celebrity pets. It seems to be a fashion these days to flaunt your pet in public if it is a celebrity. The most popular is the canine. I’m not sure who was the first person to start it, but it definitely caught on like wildfire. A Hollywood movie that definitely influenced this trend was Legally Blonde. Reese Witherspoon’s dog Bruiser in the movie went everywhere with her. She dressed him in clothing and jewelry. She pampered him as if he were a child. Not only movies influenced this trend, but also real-life celebrities. Paris Hilton was one of the first that most people probably remember. Paris and her chihuahua Tinkerbell grace the pages of various magazines each week. She turned a simple dog into a fashion accessory. If you can believe it, he actually takes his dog for a pedicure and that’s definitely not at a discount pet store. Most people think this is crazy, but more and more celebrities are joining the tabloids with their pets.
Celebrities buy all kinds of jewelry for their pets. They get things like diamond encrusted collars and leashes to designer clothes for their pups. Celebrities like Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears take their dogs everywhere with them. Louis Vuitton handbags are not only a trendy fad but Louis Vuitton dog carriers became a hot item in Hollywood because of the pop stars. Mariah Carey lets her dog Jack take a bath with her, go for it if she gets real treatment. She spends hundreds of dollars on pet supplies every month just to groom Jack.
One of the craziest stories going around is about a fashion designer who was hired to make costumes for Tori Spelling’s dog, Mimi LaRue. Some celebrities just have more money than they know what to do with. Does your dog really need personalized pet clothing? Another celebrity who never seems to shy away from the spotlight would be Sean “Diddy” Combs. In fact, he dressed his Maltese Sophie identically to him for the 2004 New York Fashion Week. I wonder what his budget is for pet supplies!
Celebrities such as the Osbournes have appeared on MTV reality shows and their pets have also become stars. People who watched the show knew the pets by name. They watched as the dogs were pampered every week as if they were humans. Osbourne’s dogs definitely wore fancy and luxurious pet attire. Sharon! Have you seen the %@!%&* pet supplies?
One of the most popular things right now to do with your dog is to receive dog training from Cesar Milan “The Dog Whisperer.” Oprah and Denise Richards are among the many celebrities who have joined this movement. They invite César to his house to help them with any problems they may have with their dog. Cesar offers his opinion on pet training and supplies, but most of the time he doesn’t train the owner.
Some celebrities go a little overboard and take things to the extreme, but others just pamper their pet like you and I would if we had the extra money to do so. Pink, for example, gives her Bulldog “Elvis” only bottled water. Oprah only buys designer collars for her dogs, like the Burberry collar she bought for Sophie. These are just a few of the celebrities who are constantly in the news for being crazy about their pets. One thing is for sure, if I were an animal, I would like to be the pet of celebrities.