Celeb Diaries

Pet Paradise

On the occasion of National Pet Day, we’ve got you a list of celebrities who have been known for their fetish for pets!

There’s a reason why dogs are known as man’s best friend, considering that there are so many things we can learn from a dog. Well, not just a dog, but from all pets in general. Be it a cat, fish, birds, rabbit or even a hamster, there’s so much to comprehend from a pet. Let’s celebrate the National Pet Day with a promise to shower your pet with special care and attention. To begin with, here we have world-renowned celebrities and their love for exotic pets as well as interesting pet facts.

Choupette – Karl Lagerfeld’s Birman Cat

Originally the pet of a French model, Choupette was dropped off at Karl Lagerfeld’s place as she couldn’t be taken along with her owner (Baptiste Giabiconi) on a trip. There began a love story for life between Choupette and Karl. The designer once told CNN Style that he would’ve married Choupette had it been legal to marry a cat.

Pet fact: Karl Lagerfeld was so in love with Choupette that Baptiste Giabiconi had to gift Choupette to him.

Diana – Priyanka Chopra’s Chihuahua

Guess who’s got a lavish life! It’s none other than Priyanka Chopra’s cuddlesome Chihuahua, Mumbai to NYC star Diana Chopra! A rescue pup, Priyanka met Diana while shooting for a video and an instant connection between the two struck. PeeCee adopted this little munchkin and since then the two have been inseparable.

Pet fact: Diana was once featured on the cover of Elle with Priyanka and now lives with her Mommy and Dad Nick in NYC.

Coco Chanel – Tori Spelling’s Silkie Chicken

Coco Chanel is a silkie chicken who was gifted to Tori Spelling by Dean McDermott and her children. Quite an unconventional pet, you’d say! Since then Coco has been a one-of-a-kind fashionista. Tori dresses up her little pet in vintage outfits which makes Coco look even chicer.

Pet fact: Tori Spelling also has other unusual pets such as pigs, goats, etc.

Cajun – Channing Tatum’s Horse

Tatum received a surprise birthday gift from his wife Jenna Dewan – a horse. Yes, this beautiful caramel steed is a rescue horse that stays with the Tatum family. Tatum seemed absolutely thrilled with this splendid gift.

Pet fact: A truly majestic creature, Cajun is often spotted in Tatum’s Instagram feed.

Baby Luv – Paris Hilton’s Kinkajou

Paris Hilton’s got a big heart for animals. Apart from her favourite Tinkerbell and Diamond Baby, Paris also owned a kinkajou named ‘Baby Luv’. While Baby Luv was spotted along with her in many fashion shows and red carpet appearances, it was not that easy to care for the exotic animal.

Pet fact: The exotic animal had to be given away after it bit Hilton several times.

Babou – Salvador Dali’s Ocelot

The most celebrated Spanish artist Salvador Dali owned an ocelot named Babou. A species of leopard, the ocelot was seen alongside Salvador Dali almost everywhere he went. Oh! And it also sported a diamond-studded collar.

Pet fact: Salvador often travelled with his own ocelot. He even brought it on luxurious cruises like the SS France.


(Text and photos: cashkaro.com)

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