These stars’ pets are constant companions who provide support, comfort and calmness
Demi’s dog Batman has his own Instagram account—and of course there are many photos of him getting hugs from “mom.” Demi adopted Batman after she lost her dog Buddy. She once tweeted Buddy comforted a homeless man and said, “My little angel touched so many lives without even knowing it…even mine.”
When her dog Cha Cha had puppies, Carey tweeted a photo cuddling the cuties and said: “How can I not be obsessed with them?” The diva is also often seen with at least one of her multiple canine companions, even when working. She once tweeted she “just finished a long session” with her Jack Russell terrier Jill E. Beans, joking the dog is “producing now.”
Fall Out Boy’s bassist turned-mental health advocate grew up with Portuguese water dogs: “They were great dogs for the boy I was, being that I barfed from swinging on swing sets, cried at my first 10 birthdays, wouldn’t eat anything but the peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches my mom made and was allergic to everything,” he’s said. Now Wentz can be seen with his vizsla named Bear and a husky named Bowie.
If you have not seen Russell Brand serenade his German Shepherd Bear with love songs on YouTube, you are missing out. Brand sings the theme song to the show Cheers. It appears Bear almost rolls his eyes at times, and interrupts Brand with licks. Brand also appeared on the Johnathan Ross Show with the dog of his former girlfriend and said: “I love him so much. I feel so tranquil and peaceful around him.”
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