Sarah Silverman, who recently lost her beloved chihuahua Duck, has recovered enough to share her love with another member of the canine crew. She introduced fans to her new pup Mary on Instagram, along with this caption: “I told Mary I loved her and then there were some awkward beats of silence but we’re fine now.” We look forward to many more hilarious tweets about their budding relationship.
Jaclyn Smith, Doggienista’s all-time favorite Celebrity Dog Mom, posted this picture, along with her lovely and heartfelt remembrance of her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Emma Jane, on her Facebook page yesterday…
“Sweet Emma Jane, you came into this world with the gentlest heart. Your paws tread softly. You held no grudge you lived only in peace. You have left a world behind that will miss you. There will be a quiet, but discernible void. Until we meet again, run happily in God’s Garden and never forget the place you keep in our hearts.”
We send our deepest condolences to Jaclyn and her family on their loss.
First, it was Cee Lo and Purrfect (who isn’t really the singer’s cat, btw) getting airtime on NBC’s The Voice, and then Adam Levine got into the act last night by introducing the world to Charlie, his pretty dang cute Golden Retriever puppy. Levine and his fiance Behati Prinsloo are also pet parents to a Goldendoodle named Bones. Some pics he tweeted of his fur kids…
Ian Somerhalder rocks. For the last few weeks, he been posting pics of his preggers rescue dog Nietzsche, pacing the floor like any good granddad would. And now that she’s given birth, he took the time to post this excellent message:
“THIS ignites even more, ISF’s vision and the absolute necessity to finish research and distribute SAFE species-specific oral sterilization drugs for dogs and cats! Let’s put our heads together and end OVER POPULATION OF THESE INCREDIBLE ANIMALS! Thank you!”
The ISF he refers to is his own Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which definitely puts its money where it’s mouth is. Oral sterilization would be a major step forward in the fight against pet overpopulation, and is fully supported by Doggienista.
He posted these pics of Nietzsche and her pups on his Instagram feed.
Though she’s currently on tour with Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson would never go anywhere without Security — her Maltese — or Joplin, the poodle mix she adopted in 2011. In fact, she tweeted a pic yesterday with this caption: “I’m just gonna say it… he’s my soulmate. #joplin #sorrybrandon #hashtag.” The Brandon, of whom she speaks, is her fiance, Brandon Blackstock. But we totally understand her sentiments. How freaking adorable are these two?
Modern Family kicks off its latest season tonight after its big Best Comedy Emmy win. But Doggienista is most excited about seeing a couple of her favorite pals — canine and otherwise.
Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cam, is a devoted doggie daddy to his Jack Russell terrier mix, Coleman Hawkins, named after the jazz great. In fact, the awesome little dude even has his own Twitter feed: @colemanthedog.
And of course, French bulldog Stella will no doubt be stealing scenes again. Her celebrity pal Sofia Vergara recently posted this pic of the famed pooch on her WhoSay page.
How’s this for a Hollywood “tail?” — apparently, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a Maltese to comfort the superstar after her split from husband Arthur Miller… and Marilyn named it Maf to jokingly honor Ol’ Blue Eyes alleged Mafia connections.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Sarah Silverman’s beloved Duck. She wrote this beautiful tribute to him on WhoSay, and posted this pic…
“I wrote an obituary type thing:
Duck “Doug” Silverman came into my life about 14 years ago. He was picked up by the State running through South Central with no collar, tags or chip. Nobody claimed or adopted him so a no-kill shelter took him in. That’s where I found him — at that shelter, in Van Nuys. Since then we have slept most every night together (and many lazy afternoons.) When we first met, the vet approximated his age at 5 ½ so I’d say he was about 19 as of yesterday, September 3, 2013.
He was a happy dog, though serene. And stoic. And he loved love.
Over the past few years he became blind, deaf, and arthritic. But with a great vet, good meds, and a first rate seeing-eye person named me, he truly seemed comfortable.
Recently, however, he stopped eating or drinking. He was skin and bones and so weak. I couldn’t figure out this hunger strike. Duck had never been political before. And then, over the weekend, I knew. It was time to let him go.
My boyfriend Kyle flew in late last night and took the day off from work to be with us. We laid in bed and massaged his tiny body, as we love to do – hearing his little “I’m in heaven” breaths.
The doctor came and Kyle, my sister, Laura and I laid on the bed. I held him close – in our usual spoon position and stroked him. I told him how loved he was, and thanked him for giving me such happiness and for his unwavering companionship and love. The doctor gave him a shot and he fell asleep, and then another that was basically an overdose of sleeping meds. I held him and kissed him and whispered to him well passed his passing. I picked him up and his body was limp – you don’t think about the head – it just falls. I held him so tight. And then finally, when his body lost its heat, and I could sense the doctor thinking about the imminent rush hour traffic, I handed him over.
My longest relationship.
My only experience of maternal love.
My constant companion.
My best friend.
Check out this cool article from Modern Dog on Picasso’s most beloved dogs, many of which found their way into his artwork. Among his favorites were Lump, a dachshund, Freaky, a mixed breed and Kabul, an Afghan Hound.