Edwina Currie And Jo Brand Tell Of Pampered Pets For New Book

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British celebrities including former MP Edwina Currie, actor Nigel Havers and comedian Jo Brand have revealed all about their pampered pets for a new book. The stars have written a few lines each about the relationships they enjoy with their animals to help raise cash for charity the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA).

The ex-Conservative MP Edwina Currie revealed she has a “big and hairy” German Shepherd called Sheba, while bling-loving darts player Bobby George said he owns five Jack Russells named Visa, Twopee, Fiver, Gilda and Cash. Only Fools and Horses star John Challis, who played dodgy car dealer Boycie, has a cat called Fluffy and TV sports presenter John Inverdale has a “soothing and reliable presence” in the form of his goldfish Motivator.

Author Sheila Collins, 65, spent six months compiling the anecdotes from almost 100 celebs to raise money for PDSA.

“It’s taken a lot of hard work and I cannot thank the celebrities involved enough. Without them, there wouldn’t be a book at all,” the former secretary, from St Austell, Cornwall, said.

“I loved reading their stories. Some were hilarious and others very moving – it was, you might say, a roller-coaster of emotions.”

Jo Brand, who has four cats, wrote: “Their individual personalities are an absorbing distraction from household chores, answering emails and contemplating my navel.

“I admire their self-possession and self-assurance – from total indifference to suddenly seeking my undivided attention – a bit like my husband!”

The actor Nigel Havers said: “My favourite pet is called Hottie. She belongs to my PA and is technically a witch as she has five toes on her front paw.”I gave her a designer coat from Los Angeles but forgot to buy my wife or daughter anything – I was too busy thinking of the grateful kisses I would get from Hottie.”TV presenter Matthew Kelly said he is still coming to terms with the death of his Old English sheepdog, Cassie.The Stars in Their Eyes frontman said: “She and I shared something quite extraordinary – an unconditional and total love.

“I still miss her but am always thankful that she decided to share her life with me.”

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Bollywood's Pampered Pooches

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Bollywood stars just adore their pets, showering them with gifts and loads of love. But they wouldn’t dream of leaving their millions to their pooches.

Urmila Matondkar: My pet is a pug called Loco. Leaving everything in my will? Sounds too extreme and silly. But I adore my pet.

Malaika Arora: I’ve a Daschund called Coco. And please I’m not a senile heiress to leave my billions to my dog.

Simi Garewal: I’ve two beautiful little dogs, both females, named Diva and Aria. And no! I wouldn’t leave anything in my will for them. They can’t sign cheques yet. And I’m not insane. In my will I’d make sure that they are well taken care of.

Upen Patel: I’ve a pug named Romeo and a poodle named Casanova. They’re my family in Mumbai. Can’t do without them.

Perizaad Zorabian: I’ve a pug called Chintamani. He’s just the cutest. Loves me unconditionally and is such a source of joy. I don’t think he needs any money because Chintu loves only the intangibles. But, yes, I’d provide for him and make sure he’s well looked after once I’m gone.

Tanushree Dutta: I’ve a Shitzu called Happy, all of three months old. Actually the puppy would be the only thing left in my will by the time I die. I’d have spent all my other wealth. Any takers?

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Gul Panag: I’ve a four-year old male Beagle called Milo. I love him very much and take him everywhere I go, whether it’s Chandigarh or visiting my parents in Kashmir. But leave him everything? Noooo! Sorry.

Sophie Choudhary: Growing up in London I always had dogs. One of them was christened Benjy Choudhary. My mom called him beta. Unfortunately he died soon after we moved to India. But if he hadn’t I’d not leave my estate to him. I’d make sure I leave him in a good home.

Amraita Arora: I used to have a dog named Frisky. I wouldn’t leave my money for him.

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Tusshar Kapoor: I’ve a 14-year-old pet named Whiskey. First my family, then I’d leave everything I have to him. I’d do anything to keep him alive forever.

Ashish Chowdhary: Got a lovely handsome really good looking pug named Hug. If he knew how to handle finances I’d leave him lots of money. But he’s going to be pampered all his life. I’ll leave him lots of back-up and love. He’s special to my entire family.

Neetu Chandra: Yes, I’ve a pet. It’s a bitch and her name is Chia. No, I wouldn’t leave everything to her in my will.

Diya Mirza: I’ve a pet Labrador. I’d leave the name of caretaker for him in my will. That way he’d be better taken care of.

But there are some who say they would leave their wealth to their pets.

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Koena Mitra: I’ve five pretty dogs. They’re my angels, my lifeline. I got them from different countries. All of them are toy-breed miniatures named Cookie, Jerry, Jiggy, Missy and Fluffy. Nothing but the best for them. My wealth and my man’s money won’t be enough to maintain their plush lifestyle. So, yes, I will leave them my wealth.

Bipasha Basu: I own a Chihuahua named Poshto. He’s my jaan (life). Yes, why not leave him my money? But he won’t need so much.


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Bollywood's Pampered Pooches

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Bollywood stars just adore their pets, showering them with gifts and loads of love. But they wouldn’t dream of leaving their millions to their pooches.

Urmila Matondkar: My pet is a pug called Loco. Leaving everything in my will? Sounds too extreme and silly. But I adore my pet.

Malaika Arora: I’ve a Daschund called Coco. And please I’m not a senile heiress to leave my billions to my dog.

Simi Garewal: I’ve two beautiful little dogs, both females, named Diva and Aria. And no! I wouldn’t leave anything in my will for them. They can’t sign cheques yet. And I’m not insane. In my will I’d make sure that they are well taken care of.

Upen Patel: I’ve a pug named Romeo and a poodle named Casanova. They’re my family in Mumbai. Can’t do without them.

Perizaad Zorabian: I’ve a pug called Chintamani. He’s just the cutest. Loves me unconditionally and is such a source of joy. I don’t think he needs any money because Chintu loves only the intangibles. But, yes, I’d provide for him and make sure he’s well looked after once I’m gone.

Tanushree Dutta: I’ve a Shitzu called Happy, all of three months old. Actually the puppy would be the only thing left in my will by the time I die. I’d have spent all my other wealth. Any takers?

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Gul Panag: I’ve a four-year old male Beagle called Milo. I love him very much and take him everywhere I go, whether it’s Chandigarh or visiting my parents in Kashmir. But leave him everything? Noooo! Sorry.

Sophie Choudhary: Growing up in London I always had dogs. One of them was christened Benjy Choudhary. My mom called him beta. Unfortunately he died soon after we moved to India. But if he hadn’t I’d not leave my estate to him. I’d make sure I leave him in a good home.

Amraita Arora: I used to have a dog named Frisky. I wouldn’t leave my money for him.

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Tusshar Kapoor: I’ve a 14-year-old pet named Whiskey. First my family, then I’d leave everything I have to him. I’d do anything to keep him alive forever.

Ashish Chowdhary: Got a lovely handsome really good looking pug named Hug. If he knew how to handle finances I’d leave him lots of money. But he’s going to be pampered all his life. I’ll leave him lots of back-up and love. He’s special to my entire family.

Neetu Chandra: Yes, I’ve a pet. It’s a bitch and her name is Chia. No, I wouldn’t leave everything to her in my will.

Diya Mirza: I’ve a pet Labrador. I’d leave the name of caretaker for him in my will. That way he’d be better taken care of.

But there are some who say they would leave their wealth to their pets.

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Koena Mitra: I’ve five pretty dogs. They’re my angels, my lifeline. I got them from different countries. All of them are toy-breed miniatures named Cookie, Jerry, Jiggy, Missy and Fluffy. Nothing but the best for them. My wealth and my man’s money won’t be enough to maintain their plush lifestyle. So, yes, I will leave them my wealth.

Bipasha Basu: I own a Chihuahua named Poshto. He’s my jaan (life). Yes, why not leave him my money? But he won’t need so much.


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