March 24, 2011

Maggie the Cat was a dog lover

One of her most famous roles was "Maggie the Cat," but she was known as an ardent dog lover. One of her early film roles was in the first "Lassie" movie, but later in life, she preferred white lap dogs.

She was often photographed with a white ball of fur on her lap or in her arms -- a Pekingese dog, Lhasa Apso, or Maltese. Her dogs had names like Sugar (whom she brought to an interview on Larry King Live), Honey, and Daisy. She took her dogs everywhere and is said to almost not have accepted the title "Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire" because she couldn't take her dog due to the strict quarantine laws in the UK. After she had had brain surgery in the late nineties, she did not hesitate to have her picture taken in the hospital, head shaved and all, right after the operation. She held a dog in her arm.

R.I.P., Elizabeth Taylor.

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