ANG BUHAY NG isang artista ay minsang malungkot – being away from home while shooting a film, on the road for a tour, or a concert abroad. Para sa ibang artista, a pet can be a comfort at ang ilan sa kanila ay willing gumastos ng ilang libong piso to care for their fuzzy, furry, or feathery companions. Hindi nga ba’t may kasabihan that a dog is a man’s best friend? Owners will do almost anything for a beloved pet. Kung ang mga artista ay may mga designer clothes, hindi rin magpapahuli ang kanilang mga alaga. Their pets are lavished with designer clothes, beds, accessories and houses.
A pet can sometimes be your lifesaver gaya ng nangyari kina Drew Barrymore and her former husband Tom Green who were saved by their lab-chow mix dog Flossie from a house fire. Ayon sa www.kidzworld.com, ginising ni Flossie ang dalawa kaya they were able to escape unscathed.
If Jerry Maguire had Renee Zellweger’s character Dorothy Boyd with his hello, Renee’s golden retriever/collie mix Dylan had her nang makita niya ito sa Austin Animal Shelter. According to www.celebritydogwatcher.com, the dog emerged from an adorable litter of puppies and rested her nuzzle on Renee’s foot. “She was the most gorgeous creature of all time,” sabi ni Renee.
Marami ring mga Hollywood celebrities ang mahilig sa Chihuahua gaya nina Paris Hilton, Madonna, Noah Wyle, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Hilary Duff, Christina Ricci, Reese Witherspoon and members of the band Simple Plan. Iba naman ang trip ni George Clooney dahil nag-alaga siya dati ng isang 280-pound Vietnamese black bristled, potbellied pig named Max that had lived with him for 18 years. He also once owned two bulldogs, Bud and Lou, after the famous comedy team Abbott and Costello.
Sa local showbiz, hindi kaila sa atin that Kuya Kim Atienza has passion for animals which started since childhood. Kuya Kim began to collect animals like reptiles, parrots and turtles simula nang siya ay 11 years old.
According to a newspaper article, Megastar Sharon Cuneta has built a dog house for her six canine friends: Grandpa the Shih Tzu, Popo and Mochi the Chow Chows, Kaya the Maltese, Bea and Cupcake the Beagles. Sosyal ang bahay dahil may air-conditioner, electric fan at toilet ito. The dogs also attend the BetterDog Canine Center.
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Points of Boy
by Boy Abunda