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Devin O’Branagan’s Water Bowl Chat: Celebrity Look-Alike Pets

January 20, 2011 by Devin O'Branagan in Devin's Tails, Home with 0 Comments

In my novel RED HOT PROPERTY, Talisman the prissy, pampered Australian Shepherd bears a striking resemblance to Ellen DeGeneres. She’s beautiful, has blue eyes, shaggy hair, loves to dance, and is all about gay rights. Talisman has an Ellen-crush, sports a neck scarf that says, “Call Me Ellen,” and has a rainbow-colored leash. She’s very Hollywood.

TalismanEllen DeGeneres

And my friend, Bocker the Labradoodle, is a canine celebrity in his own right who has been in Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds and the Julie Robert’s movie Eat Pray Love. I met him when he won a raffle to benefit the animal rescue organization Best Friends Animal Society.  His prize was a featured role in one of my upcoming novels; he will be appearing in the third novel of the RED HOT series, RED HOT VAMPYRE. One of Bocker’s other claims to fame is that he also represented Hillary Clinton on The Morning Show before the last presidential election in a segment titled, “If the Political Candidates Were Dogs.” Bocker was so convincing that he actually got a handwritten note from Hillary Clinton thanking him and asking for a pawtographed photo of him for her office!

Hillary Clinton & Bocker
Then there’s my friend Sue Campbell’s highly photogenic standard poodle, Bella. On a good day, pretty Bella looks very much like Whoopi.

Bella As WhoopiWhoopi Goldberg

On a bad hair day, Bella resembles boxing promoter Don King.

Bella As Don KingDon King

So, pets don’t always look like their owners. Sometimes they reach for the stars. If your pet resembles a celebrity, please send me your story and perhaps I’ll feature it in one of my future columns. I get a kick at how our animal companions like to make fun of us humans!

Copyright © 2011 by Devin O’Branagan

Image of Ellen DeGeneres by Alan Light
www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EllenDeGeneres.jpg

Image of Don King by Shawn Lea from Jackson, MS, US
www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Don_King.jpg

Image of Whoopi Goldberg by Georges Biard
www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Whoopi_Goldberg_Cannes_1992.jpg

Images of Bocker/Hilary Clinton courtesy of Maria Shelto.

Images of Bella courtesy of Sue Campbell.

Devin O'BranaganDevin O’Branagan is the author of the RED HOT novels, a hilarious chick-lit series, and the legend of GLORY, a young adult vampire series. Devin is crazy passionate about animals and her books abound with marvelous four-legged characters. Devin is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and lives in Colorado.

Visit her website at www.DevinWrites.com to learn about the dogs and cats featured in her books, and sign up for her monthly eNewsletter. Email her at Devin@DevinWrites.com.

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