Celebrities can’t resist sharing photos of their four-legged friends and we can’t resist looking at them. These celebrities are known for an elegant lifestyle, high thinking, frequent pampering and beautification and are holders of rich possession. We, the commoners love our pets as much as they do. We do everything possible to keep our pets comfortable and happy forever. We leave no effort to consider them our family member. But some animals are just born lucky, perhaps with a golden spoon in mouth. They live lavishly like their owners do. But on the other hand, we are able to care for our pet on the basis of our affordability. That does not, at any cost, mean to fake our idealization towards them. All pets deserve to be treated like royalty, according to the standards set by their respective owners. Some pets live their lives king size, some live ordinary. The standard of living and the kind of treatment these celebrity pets receive is often better than how the normal humans are treated.
Fame is a fickle game which is why most celebrities rely on their trusty four legged friends for company. A dog is a celeb’s best friend and a cat her closest pal. These pampered pooches go with them everywhere- to work, to the park, to shows and even walk on the red carpet. From Kate Moss’s Staffordshire mix Archie, these stylish pups are the cutest and the most fun accessories to be seen with.
Imagine the level of treatment they are given. They just do not sleep under any bed or lie in a corner of the house. They have their own palacial doghouses to live in, custom made according to its need and wants. They are suitably made to fit in the dog’s size. They may even have automatic temperature controlled swimming pools to have fun in. Even a flat screen television set completes the decoration of their home. Personal trainers are available at their bark and growl. They have frequent visits to the pet parlour for massages, face masks and foot spa since these luxury pampering keep them healthy and fit. Travelling also happens in an incredible style. Air conditioned cars, private jets in the company of their affluent owners, five star cruise liners for overseas journey- these animals just deserve to live an extravagent lifestyle.
They say every dog has it’s day, but if its Paris Hilton’s pups, atleast it takes place in your very own private mansion. The fate of the other dogs is easily overlooked when you walk into the two- storey palace complete with a winding staircase, pink walls and a balcony to look upon the entire kingdom made exclusively for your pups. Paris Hilton has made it large for her Chichuahua. Her dog can relax on the leather armchairs and plush couches, or even sunbath by the poolside. And there are plenty of toys around to never get bored with. Hilton, the Hotel Heiress also keeps a pig and says that ‘She is not a princess but her pig, Piglette is.’ This famous celebrity has designed a range of accessories for her Tinkerbell. She feels so lucky to wear dog apparel specially tailored for her, therefore making her a world fashion branded dog. Paris is extremely possessive of her and she is usually found peeping out of the Socialite’s designer handbag sporting a channel jacket and shades. This dog lives in high style. Paris knows how to pamper her pooch.
Celebrities love bringing their pets to the limelight.
justin Beiber calls himself an animal person. But we may recall the international drama that unfurled when his pet Capuchin monkey was confiscated at a German Airport. Now the little unfortunate guy is living it up at a wildlife refuge. Immediately afterwards he brought a new flurry Bulldog puppy home. These star people take on to the different social networking sites, by snapping selfies and group pictures with them, all to show off their pets. Even within the celebrity world, the stars compete with the others on the more number of pets they can afford and the extent of lavishness they give to their animals.
There are instances where a celebrity has left half of all their property and inheritance to their pet’s welfare, instead of giving it to some other family member or a closest friend. The documents clearly state that those millions of dollars are in the name of their darling companions. After the pet dies, the remaining cash goes as donation to several charities.
Being driven around by a chauffeur, having a manicure and travelling first class are things we expect from the celebrities. And of the pet belongs to the rich and famous, it can also expect the same. Dog crazy diva singer Mariah Carey is said to spend an eye watering amount of 28,000 dollars a year to keep her eight pooches groomed to a Hollywood standard.
A celebrity life is usually more extraordinary than their non-celebrity counterparts. But there are many quality of life components that make up for a good life and being a celebrity pet doesn’t necessarily equal to a day to day existence of “Pawdicures” (pet pedicures). Just because a person is well known as a media fixture, doesn’t mean that their lives are perfect. It has its own perks. Similarly a celebrity pet does not inherently have a better life. We think that they are lucky to become a faithful companion of some rich person but the media has documented several circumstances where pets once bought or adopted are later carried along as a mere accessory, left in a confined place or even suffer neglect and abuse. A celeb’s financial capacity to look after an animal may exceed that of a normal person- extra care, health care, beautification, veterinary medical checkups, high quality food- but not every owner, however rich, has time for their pets. The veterinary care may come free with the paparazzi in the comfortable confines of their own homes as several celebrities want to maintain their anonymity and can afford a house call. Mire disposable income allows for other pet benefits like specialized care such as cancer treatment, dentistry, dermatalogy, internal medicines, Opthalmology and surgery which we might not be able to afford for them. The most expensive special offerings available for pooches is “I love dogs” collection of custom jewelled dog collars which makes them elated with joy.
Celebrity pets often have certain facilities that are seemingly unavailable to the ordinary pet but providing the best quality of life isn’t just exclusive to the cats, dogs and other species owned by the rich.
Celebs can arrange for a 24 hour help who can take care of the animal in their absence. This ensures that their pet is safe and he could rejuvinate himself in their company after coming back home from work. Many celebrities make the living arrangement of their pets at par with his/her own in fully serviced suits. The great amount of money and the copious overflow of ghastly richness and splendor showered on these pets make them popular enough to be celebrities themselves.
In the next segment I will talk about the really famous celebrities and their pets.