"Yeah man, life is harsh. You got any beers around here?"
Congrats to Wally and TinkerbellSF for being chosen as our Pet Pic of the Day! Don't forget to send in your favorite photos starring your four legged pals to our Pet Pics group — you may just see them on PetSugar! Need some help getting started? I'll tell you how to upload your photos when you read more
Ahh, Wally. I'm sure you can get anything you want after giving us those sad (but oh-so-sweet) eyes. We are like putty in your hands . . . errr, paws.
Congrats to Wally and TinkerbellSF for being chosen as our Pet Pic of the Day! Don't forget to submit your photos to our Pet Pics group for a chance to see your furry friends on the pages of PetSugar!
Katherine Heigl may have a big heart . . . but her home reached pet capacity! We've already spotted the actress loading her dogs into the car and making friends with others, but she recently told Usmagazine.com that Josh Kelley would kill her if she brought home another pooch since her husband "married into a five-dog household!"
The mystery's solved . . . five! (I was right.) Enough gloating, back to business. The actress attended an opening for animal-loving Peter Alexander's LA flagship on Wednesday and let one of her pooches walk the red carpet with her! Although she did purchase this Miniature Schnauzer from a breeder 11 years ago, her furry family now includes shelter dogs. Heigl added:
In the last eight years, I have suddenly started to realize how great the need is for animal rescue. It would break your heart to hear the stories. It makes you feel like there are no other options than to rescue from shelters because most of them are kill shelters.
I'm guessing this is not lil Romeo's first time in front of a camera because he was hamming it up. My favorite pictures are the ones when he yawns (red carpets = booorrring) and she mock yawns right back at him!
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Last week's episode of the Greatest American Dog saw Brandy and her Miniature Schnauzer, Beacon, leave the house. I had the chance to speak with Brandy about her time on the show, plus her plans now that she's home again, and I can't wait to share it all with you! Was Beacon really sad in the end? How about any drama behind-the-scenes? Read on and see!
PetSugar: So, I'll assume you're watching, how is Beacon's personality different on camera?
Brandy: Oh yeah, it's insane. My poor dog looks like the dumbest dog on the show. She's so smart, she's so cute, she did almost everything I asked her to but the editing doesn't really look like it at all. I definitely realized how much eye contact she makes with me and hadn't ever noticed it until I looked back. She looks up at me, waits for my command, and I just think she's the most precious thing ever. If anything, this is a really good home video of me and my dog that I can watch forever.
PetSugar: Did she have any special friends?
Brandy: She loved Elvis and she loved Presley. Those were her favorites. I don't know if it was because she had a crush on them, but she loved to play with those two.
PetSugar: And you?
Brandy: Travis and J.D. were definitely my favorites – they were fun. J.D. has a bad rap but he's really a good guy – he's just a little too experienced for the show. Those two guys were cool, country guys and it was fun hanging out with both of them.
PetSugar: Is there anything you hoped to see make it on air that hasn't?
Brandy: I was hoping to see more of Beacon doing things and the dogs interacting with each other because that's the whole reason we went on the show – I'd like to see more of her and less of me.
PetSugar: Were there any cute moments that pop into your head?
Brandy: I think Beacon hanging out with other dogs in general, especially Presley. If Travis would throw the Frisbee, Beacon and Presley would catch the Frisbee together. They never showed that and it was the cutest thing ever. Of course, Elvis did bite a few dogs or whatever, but Elvis and Beacon got along so well. Hmm, all the dogs swimming . . . that was adorable. Because we're all dog lovers, even though we're in a competition, watching all our dogs interact with each other was like watching toddlers who didn't know each other and that was so much fun. Our dogs brought us here and now our dogs are friends – it's awesome and that's the main thing I miss.
PetSugar: Have your training methods changed since participating on the show?
Brandy: When we're doing training at home, I always talk to her like a little baby. That's how I've always talked to her. Here, the very first competition was musical chairs and I knew it was a competition, so I was like 'Beacon, go' and she freaked out because I don't talk to her in a demanding voice like that ever. So I think I learned to keep the same mellow tone with training or talking and she'll respond more; I can't get too hyper, excited, angry, it has to have a tone that dogs can listen to without getting nervous. She doesn't respond to that other voice like 'You're going to talk to me like that, well then forget you.'"
PetSugar: I know! She was being so naughty, ignoring you on the last episode!
Brandy: She yawned! It was like 'are you kidding me, I'm your mother. Don't yawn at me when I'm trying to talk to you!' She was being so bad, I don't know why she did that. She wanted to go home, that's all I can say. She was done and wanted to leave.
I'd have to say that the editing of the episode did imply that Beacon wanted to go home . . . and what's happening now that they are home? See the rest of the interview and learn about Beacon's wardrobe and Brandy's wedding when you read more
Well here's an award show I've never heard of – the 'Miss Canine Costa Rica 2008' contest! Held in San Jose (not CA), over 300 dogs came out to participate in the two-day pup pageant held by Spanish-language magazine, Pets Y Mas, and turns out there was more than one winner! This cutie pie is Lila, a female Miniature Schnauzer, who won the Miss Canine photogenic competition at the festivities. To see the first place winners in the puppy and adult dog categories read more
When Keyshia Cole performed at the Essence Music Festival over the weekend, she brought along a furry friend to keep her company in New Orleans – I guess not all pets love giving kisses as this one looks shy about showing any affection!
Not only was the miniature schnauzer hesitant to pucker up, it proved impossible for both Keyshia and her bashful pet to face the camera at the same time. Oh well, they're still super cute in the piccys below.