Meet The Famous Pet
What’s life like as a celebrity pet? Best Friends Whenever stars Matthew and Benjamin Royer’s Miniature Pinscher, Chappie, tells all!
Your name is so unique! What’s the story behind it?
Matthew and Benjamin named me Chappie after one of their idols, Charlie Chaplin — he was an actor in the 1920s! They also have a nickname for me: Count Chapula, because my two front teeth make me look like a vampire. I have to admit, it’s pretty funny!
How did you come to live with the boys?
In 2015, we met on the set of Hallmark’s Home and Family show. We bonded right away, and a few days later, their Mom surprised them by adopting me!
Do you have more in common with Matt or Ben?
I think both! We’re all smart and silly. They don’t sleep as much as me though, and they think my food tastes gross. That’s OK — more for me. Yum!
Since you live with twins, we have to ask: Is it hard to tell them apart?
No way! I can tell them apart easily by their scents and voices.
Be honest: Do the boys ever get mad at you? What for?
Yes, I admit it. I take their socks from their bedroom, so when they go to put them on, they can’t find them. I think it’s hilarious, but they get upset. Oh well!
What’s your favorite thing to do at home with Matthew and Benjamin?
I like playing, of course, but I like to sit in their laps and be petted, too. They also have the fluffiest blanket in their room — they got it at a Best Friends Whenever party — and I love it when they use it to wrap me up like a burrito. It’s so snuggly!
Speaking of Best Friends Whenever, have you ever visited the boys on set?
Yeah, I’ve been a few times! I got to hang out in their dressing room. And, I played around with their co-star, Gus.
If you could time travel like they do on the show, where would you go?
Back to the day I first met the twins because it was the best day ever.
What secrets can you Ben? reveal about Matt and I know all their secrets! They’re always they’re rushing through the door when they first get home — sometimes I they’re think going to trip over each other. Hmm, what else? Oh, their favorite T.V. shows is Survivor. They love the competition!
Last question! Why do you love living with the twins?
They always make sure that I’m fed and comfortable. Plus, I never doubt that they love me. I ruff them right back!