Celebrity Pet Tweets: Twitter Pets and Their OwnersPublished November 7, 2010
Twittering pets, helped by their pet parents, discuss their daily activities, promote their favorite products and even raise money for charity.
Even celebrity pet owners engage the Twitterverse. Rapper Curtis "50cent" Jackson tweets for his dog, Oprah. In 140 characters or less, Oprah The Dog discusses staying at the studio all night, spending time at the G-Unit offices, selecting either an ICM or CAA agent to rep her.
She even growls about 50 committing a dog owner faux pas by locking her in a hot car. Although her vocabulary is a bit ruff, inquiring minds want her to bark about two things: how she broke her leg and if Chelsea Handler will be her new momma.
Puppy Tweets, an electronic dog tag with a sound and motion sensor, attaches to your dog's collar. Whenever your dog moves or barks, the Puppy Tweets tag detects it and sends tweets like, "I bark because I miss you. There, I said it. Now hurry home." via Twitter.
Dog owners can follow their dog's Twitter feed on their computer or smart phone all day. If you are interested in Cookie's tweets, check her out on Twitter as Cookiedabooboo.
While pets like Oprah the Dog and Cookie enjoy a certain amount of notoriety because of their famous pet parents, pets like Romeo the Cat (a rescued Persian owned by Blog Paws founder Caroline Golon) really make a difference for pets in need.
With his Romeo the Cat blog and twitter posts, Team Romeo raises money each month for animal charities.
In October, the recipient of their fundraising program is Orphan Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, a no-kill, volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue in Wisconsin.
From the First Giving widget on his website, Romeo and his staffer, Golon, will exceed their target donation of $1,000. Other previous benefactors of their fundraising campaigns have included Forgotten Persian Rescue and Animals in Distress.
Charlotte Reed, a pet trend and lifestyle expert, is the author of "The Miss Fido Manners Complete Book of Dog Etiquette (Adams Media)."