Celebrities and Their Pooches
As a kid, Ben Affleck wanted a dog very badly. His mother insisted that he walk an imaginary dog for a month to prove he was fit for dog ownership. Afterward, Ben’s mother still had reservations, said he wasn’t ready, and rescinded her offer. “Now I have five dogs,” Affleck says proudly, “and they’re all very real.”
David Duchovny did the voiceover for a 2004 documentary about pet homelessness called Best Friend Forgotten. In the movie, he costarred with a German shepherd mix named Lenny. Duchovny said: “If my dog, Blue (a border collie mix rescue dog), is watching at home, I have this to say to him: This lovey-dovey stuff with Lenny, well, that’s just acting. Nothing more. It means absolutely nothing.” Married a whopping eight times (including twice to Richard Burton),
Elizabeth Taylor spent the years since her 1996 split from her last husband in the loyal company of her beloved Maltese, Sugar. But when Sugar, whom Luxurious Liz often brought with her to public events, including a star appearance on Larry King’s talk show, died in 2005, the actress welcomed a new dog, Daisy, into her life. Now you just won’t see Liz without Daisy.