Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday Funday: Animal Instincts

As an animal lover, I adore seeing stars with animals (both their pets and others'.)

You can certainly tell when a particular type of dog was "in fashion" - - spaniels, dachshunds and borzois were the pups of choice during particular decades.  The same can be said of Siamese; quite a few celebs chose this breed of cat.

Interesting side notes on some of these pets:  Sharon Tate's dog Guiness was given to her while she was filming Eye of the Devil in England.  Roscoe Arbuckle's dog Luke appeared with him in many of his films. John Wayne's dog Blackie saved the Duke's wife and baby from a house fire in 1958. Rudolph Valentino's dog Kabar was so heartbroken after his master's death, his grief stricken howls could reportedly be heard coming from the residence and the sad pup died shortly thereafter.  Carole Lombard and Clark Gable were well known animal lovers and proved it on their Encino ranch. Brigitte Bardot was such an animal activist that she started a foundation. Errol Flynn was a devoted animal lover; he bred award winning Rhodesian Ridgebacks and had a lifelong menagerie of pets, including his Siamese Bes Mudi, who often accompanied him on board his boat.

I hope you enjoy this photo gallery!

Agnes Moorhead

Alfred Hitchcock

Anna May Wong

Annette Funicello

Anthony Perkins

Audrey Hepburn

Ava Gardner

Barbara Stanwyck

Bette Davis

Betty Grable and Whitney

Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and Harvey

Brigitte Bardot

Buster Keaton

Carole Lombard

Cary Grant with a pocket pup

Charlie Chaplin and Oona with their Siamese

Clara Bow

Clark Gable with Lord Reilly

Claudette Colbert with Smokey

Claudia Cardinale
Debbie Reynolds

Dolores Del Rio

Doris Day and Muffy
Dorothy Provine

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. 

Eartha Kitt

Edward Everett Horton 

Eleanor Parker

Elizabeth Taylor

Errol Flynn and Bes Mudi

Esther Williams

Eva Gabor

Frank Sinatra and Ringo

Fred Astaire with his Black Lab

Clark Gable and his Siamese

Gary Cooper

Glenn Ford

Gloria Grahame

Gloria Swanson

Grace Kelly

Greer Garson and Coco

Gregory Peck and Slip (with her pups) 

Greta Garbo

Harold Llyod

Ida Lupino

Ingrid Bergman

James Dean and Tuck

Jane Fonda 
Jane Wyman



Janet Leigh

Jayne Mansfield

Jean Harlow

Jean Simmons

Jeanette MacDonald

Jeanne Crain

Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn

Jimmy Durante and his parakeet

Jimmy Stewart and Beau

Joan Bennett

Joan Fontaine and Nicky

Joan Crawford and Dearest 

John Wayne and Blackie

Julie Andrews

Kay Francis
Kim Novak



Lana Turner and Billy

Laurence Olivier and New Boy
Lena Horne

Loretta Young

Margaret Hamilton and Otto

Margaret Sullavan

Marie Prevost

Marilyn Monroe and Maf

Marion Davies

Marlon Brando 
Mary Astor



Michael Landon


Michele Morgan


Natalie Wood

Olivia de Havilland

Olive Thomas

Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman

Paulette Goddard

Pola Negri

Rhonda Fleming

Rita Hayworth

Robert Cummings

Ronald Reagan and Rex
Roscoe Arbuckle and Luke


Sharon Tate and Guiness

Shirley Temple and Buster 

Sonja Henie

Sophia Loren

Steve McQueen

Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger

Tallulah Bankhead

Theda Bara

Tony Curtis

Annabella and Tyrone Power

Rudolph Valentino and Kabar

Vivien Leigh and New Boy

William Boyd and Miss Josephine
William Powell