Take a trip back in time to 2005 with K9 Magazine. Carmen Electra is an internationally established all round entertainer who has enjoyed a career in music, dance, television and film. She's a HUGE dog lover and here's K9 Magazine's 10 question re-wind with Carmen.
Hi Carmen, thanks for taking the time to speak to us. So tell us about your dog, Daisy.
Daisy is a Yorkshire terrier. Dave and I call her a stalker because she always sits and stares at us from afar.
How long have you had Daisy?
I’ve been a pet owner for 2 years.
You’re widely regarded as one of the world’s ‘hottest’ women. How do you maintain your looks with such a hectic lifestyle?
I drink lots of water, have a lot of rest and I love Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream!
There’s an old adage, never work with animals or children. Can you recall any times when you wished you’d taken heed of this advice?
No - I love working with animals especially dogs, or monkeys.
What’s an average day like at home with just you and Daisy?
Daisy is so spoiled, she runs the house. She gets whatever she wants!
Word association time. Match the following celebrities to a breed of dog...
Naomi Campbell – Greyhound
Jim Carey – Jack Russell
George W. Bush – He looks more like a bird
Sharon Osbourne - Pomeranian
Which do you prefer and why?
Big dogs or little dogs – I prefer little dogs they can go with you wherever you go!
Pedigree dogs or x breeds – Either
Days off or days at work – A little bit of both
The quickest route or the scenic route – Quickest
Lead and collar or dog running free – Dog running free
Time to be controversial. You’re on holiday with Daisy and turn up to book yourself into a nice hotel. The manager quickly ushers you outside and explains that you’re welcome to stay but your dog isn’t. Do you…
a) Refuse to give them your custom with the theory, ‘If you don’t want my dog then you don’t want me’?
b) Drop the ‘Do you know who I am’ bomb and see if they will make an exception?
c) Accept the decision politely, making a note to find a more pet friendly hotel in the future?
d) Explain that your dog is far less likely to cause a hullabaloo than the rock band staying on the top floor who seem keener or throwing their TVs out of the window than sitting quietly, watching re-runs of Baywatch?
I’d sneak Daisy in anyway!
Describe the last time you…
Had to shout at your pet – I never shout. She understands the word NO!
Had to go to the vet – My friend and I found someone’s dog with Hypothermia. We had to rush it to the vet but the little Chihuahua is doing great now!
Thought about getting another animal (besides what you have already) – I have been planning on getting Daisy a pal. Preferably a teacup pink poodle.
Trained your pet to do something new - I taught her to rollover just last week.
What is the most extravagant item that you’ve ever bought for Daisy?
I’ve bought her Ugg Boots and a diamond choker.
Many Thanks Carmen!