Ellen’s Gone to the Dogs
The funny lady, pet mom to six, dishes on her fur-filled household and her new line of dog swag
GH: What is it about animals that you enjoy so much?
They offer unconditional love in ways humans can’t – plus, they don’t talk back. Unless you have one of those dogs who say, ‘I ruv you,’ in which case, please videotape it and send it to my show. GH: What’s life like at your place?
I have three dogs (Wolf, Augie and Kid) and three cats (Charlie, George and Chairman). I would tell you more about them, but like any celebrity parent, I think it’s important to keep them out of the press. Do I have a favourite? I couldn’t possibly answer that! It’s Charlie. GH: Do you let your pets sleep in bed with you?
It’s more like they let us sleep in bed with them. Portia and I are allowed about one-third of the mattress, and they have the rest. I haven’t had a good night’s sleep since 1987. GH: What are your dreams for the future?
My main hope is that someone brings their dog to the dog park wearing some of my collection and meets a stranger whose dog is also wearing my collection, and they fall in love, get married and live happily ever after. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.