Is Your Pet an Influencer?


AE News Staff

With all the news causing us stress and wearing us down, it is nice to know our furry friends are there to comfort us.  With their crazy stunts, their constant demand for love, and their ability to accept us no matter what, they definitely deserve the chance to shine and be admired.  Here is to all the pets we love!!  Hip-Hip!!! Hurray!!!

About the contest: Only memes were accepted. We only included one meme per pet, though we enjoyed them all. Yes, we left your names out!  We wanted your pets to be the only ones to shine.  Some people included themselves in the memes and we had no control over that, so don’t complain.

Directions: View all the memes and vote for your two favorite ones.  You will find the poll at the bottom of this article. We announce the winner Monday, March 16th.

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Here are the contestants:


Pet A: This is Thor! He just turned one! His mama is Mexican and Colombian, and he proudly represents this by wearing Tejanas or little ponchos! He also understands only Spanish. He gets confused when spoken to in English, but if you tell him, “¿Quieres caminar?”… he picks his own leash up and waits by the door!

Pet B: Marco the Yorkie is five-and-a-half pounds of pure swagger.  His gets his swankiness from his parents.  His dad’s name is “Magic Diamond” and his mom’s name is “Nutella the Secret Winter Love”.  (True story, see certificate above).  He gets more “likes” than the ice cream man on a summer’s day.  Speaking of which, despite his tiny size, he is extremely ferocious.  He has been known to bark very intimidatingly at the mailman and any plastic grocery bags that come his way (also a true story).  His favorite pastime, other than looking debonair and handsome, is to pounce on crickets he finds hopping about, eating beef jerky, and playing fetch. He’s also a trend-setter and has his own kicks (see pic above). Unfortunately, Marco is more brawn than brains because he doesn’t understand that when he fetches something, he should bring it back so the game can continue.  Thank God for good looks and pedigree!!!

Pet C: This is Sir Charles, he is a 7-year-old Pitt Bull every now and again, he would go by Chucky.
Pet D:  My dog’s name is Murphy, he’s a 10-year-old rescue dog. I think he is the funniest. This is what he does every time we say, “let’s go it’s shower time.”
Pet E: Esther. She is the sweetest little dog ever. My husband and I rescued her from the Orange County Shelter about 8 years ago. She loves being held, taking naps, getting treats, and chasing squirrels & cats in our back yard. I mean HER back yard.
Pet F: Mr. Nomo D’Balsac  (aka, “Nomo”).  He is a HOOT!!  he is the best cat to reduce stress: he’s always making jokes, clowning around, or just Hugging you endearingly. He’s our Loveable Knucklehead.
Pet G: Bella.  Thinks she is a hen and has been taking care of an egg for quite a while now. She is feisty but friendly.  She doesn’t know her limits.  She will greet you, even when you don’t want to be greeted.
Pet H: Vegas and Itzel. Itzel is my rescue cat who has a personality like no other! She loves to stare at the moon which is why I named her Itzel, after the Mayan moon goddess. She acts tough and is very moody but when she’s hungry she’s the sweetest cat ever and becomes your best friend until she’s fed. She likes to cuddle and sleep next to me. Vegas is the best dog ever! He is so SMART and SWEET. He likes to play hide and seek in the house and always finds me (even when I hide in creative spots like inside my shower). He has an amazing intuition when you are feeling down and will comfort your pain.
Pet I:  This is Boo mi viejita. I’ve had this vieja since I was 2 and I’m turning 18 In less than 2 months. Shes always down for a selfie with me but they usually turn out something like this. Pretty fitting for her name I guess.
Pet J: This is my dog Zoe! She loves fashion and loves to dress up!
Pet K: Magnolia. She is usually very sweet; however, when she thinks she’s not getting enough attention (or snacks) she will destroy any paper she can get her paws on.
Pet L: My name is Loki. I am an 11-year-old King Charles mix. My favorite thing to do is to stare at my dad, his hair is amazing, and lay in bed with my mommy on Sunday mornings.  I am great at walking off-leash, but I have the bad habit of breaking out of second-story windows…..there’s just so much to explore in the world.
Pet M: Leo and Cindy appeared one night on our doorstep as abandoned pets. For 2 months, we tried to find their owners to no avail. Leo is all big bark, but a tap on his butt sends him squealing (Leo the lion). Cindy was a rag-a-muffin with dreadlocks, fleas, and all her fur was gray. She was our Cinderella – Cindy. Now they are so fun and mischievous with all things paper.  They love to open Christmas presents by unwrapping them. This is cute with their Christmas gifts as they unwrap their own, grab their toys, and run around the room.  However, they also love to shred paper (not so fun).  One time I came hope and they had shredded some of my students’ homework. This was a first where the teacher’s dogs ate the homework!  Now before we leave the house, we must secure all paper, boxes, and apparently now pens.  But they leave the shoes alone, so all is right with me. These two have come up with an agreement on who gets my time and when. Every night, Leo curls on my lap and tilts his head up to me with big eyes and then falls asleep.  This is his time.  Cindy gets bed time as she throws herself next to me, puts her head on the pillow, and sleeps on her back.  My husband says there is a human inside. Lastly – they walked into my heart as they came after my dear Sarah cattle dog mix passed just 2 months prior to them arriving.  They certainly helped me through the grieving process.  Some say, Sarah sent them my way, and with them being such a perfect fit to our family, I have no doubt that she did.
Pet N: This is Cocco or as I like to call her coco ball. She is a dog with an attitude. Every time after she gets groomed she spends almost all day under the blankets. She would definitely not survive out in the wild. She is a very silly dog. Cocco loves to snuggle and cuddle up.
Pet O: Anze (Pronounced “On-Zay”)  is an extremely friendly pet for a cat.  He usually greets me at the door and is ready for a treat once I get in the kitchen.  When we have company and are using the pool, he always wants me to open the screen door so he can join the festivities in the backyard.  I named Anze after Los Angeles Kings captain Anze Kopitar.  When it’s time for bed, he is usually right at my waist side.  He is a people person cat.
Pet P: Charlie Hope has been such a great addition to our family. He loves to play and cuddle and is the cutest thing ever! My three kids decided on Charlie Hope as a name because he brought so much hope to our family during a difficult time that we were all going through.
Pet Q:  Old Man Ronnie is 14 years old.  He is extremely gentle and loving.  Since he is an old man, his favorite hobbies are short naps and long hours of sleep.
Pet R:  Temo is a pure breed golden retriever. Temo loves hugs and kisses. He loves going to dog beaches and swimming. He also loves attention and being loved. Temo is so cool that we made him his very own Instagram account. You can find him at @goldenboytemo. In this picture, we celebrated his 1st birthday back on March 30, 2017. Temo is the most loving and sweetest dog. He is truly a girl’s best friend.
Pet S: My darling pet is named Sprinkles the Cat. She is very independent but will come to you when she is called. She curls up with our puppies Toffee Nutt and Studel Pie for naps in the sun.
Pet T:  Lola is 12 years old, loves rolling in the grass and bringing nature indoors, usually leaves that I have to clean up. She hides her cookies in my sofa and saves them there until dinner time, good doggo! She brings happiness to my life.
Pet U: Birdie. She is special because she is a pet therapy dog who helps others with their sad hearts, emotional needs, time of grieving, and other difficult situations. She also has a family who adores her and shares in her favorite activities like swimming, fishing, and napping.
Pet V:  Leo. He’s very sociable and loves being around all kinds of people. For some reason, he’s also pretty attracted to screens.
Pet W:   Lazaro. He’s really affectionate, but only with my husband and me. He’s afraid of everyone else. He’s pretty funny, though. He’s clumsy and he barks like a little yelping dog.
Pet X: LuisMi is a tiny dog with the heart of a wolf and energy of a pup. He likes long walks in the park, playing fetch, and stealing dad’s socks.
Pet Y: Pili. She is a beautiful & playful calico cat that enjoys her time napping and sunbathing. She is about to turn 3 and is the sweetest cat ever!
Pet Z: Bailey. Lives the beach and loves the surf!
Pet aa: Luna.  What makes her special is that she has been an amazing companion to our chocolate lab, who had become depressed due to someone damaging his knee (by kicking him) and needing knee surgery to recover.  Luna is a great friend, companion, family member that enjoys playing with our kids.
Pet bb: This is Peanut. He is a rescue and does not understand how to sit/lay down like a cat
Pet cc: Salem is full of mischief.  She made it pretty clear to our dog who the alpha in the household was. She does not understand why she should share OUR bed with us.  However, she has the loveliest purr and is the sweetest cat, when she feels like it.
Pet dd: Mini is special because she is full of personality. Mini is always by your side especially when you sit and eat! You will never eat alone if Mini is around.
Pet ee: This is my pet, Chiquita! She has been part of the family for over 12 years and yesterday was her birthday. She is a very good pet. Always been friendly with kids. She is aging now but during her early days, she used to like to play catch ball. She now only likes to take her morning walks and at nights she goes to sleep until I finish setting my things for my next workday or when my family and I shut off all the lights out to call it a day.
Pet ff: Smalls is very special because she is full of love.  There is not a mean bone in her tiny body.  Smalls will lick you all day if you let her, which brightens up anyone’s day!
Pet gg: Lucy owns me!  I am a slave to her desires, feed me, pet me, give me cream!!
Pet hh: My dog Chudleigh is a big sweetheart and will do anything for a treat!


Is Your Pet an Influencer? Vote for two!

  • Y. Pili (14%, 230 Votes)
  • F. Nomo (14%, 221 Votes)
  • O. Anze (Pronounced "On-Zay") (8%, 125 Votes)
  • L. Loki (7%, 119 Votes)
  • dd. Mini (7%, 119 Votes)
  • A. Thor (6%, 98 Votes)
  • ff. Smalls (6%, 94 Votes)
  • G. Bella (4%, 61 Votes)
  • B. Marco (3%, 47 Votes)
  • X. LuisMi (3%, 46 Votes)
  • U. Birdie (2%, 37 Votes)
  • J. Zoe (2%, 32 Votes)
  • I. Boo (2%, 32 Votes)
  • C. Sir Charles (2%, 29 Votes)
  • Q. Old Man Ronnie (2%, 29 Votes)
  • R.Temo (2%, 28 Votes)
  • H. Vegas and Itzel (2%, 24 Votes)
  • M. Leo and Cindy (2%, 24 Votes)
  • cc. Salem (1%, 22 Votes)
  • Z. Bailey (1%, 18 Votes)
  • bb. Peanut (1%, 18 Votes)
  • S. Sprinkles (1%, 18 Votes)
  • T.Lola (1%, 16 Votes)
  • K. Magnolia (1%, 14 Votes)
  • ee. Chiquita (1%, 12 Votes)
  • E. Esther (1%, 11 Votes)
  • aa. Luna (1%, 11 Votes)
  • hh. Chudleigh (1%, 11 Votes)
  • gg.Lucy (1%, 10 Votes)
  • V. Leo (1%, 9 Votes)
  • P.Charlie Hope (1%, 9 Votes)
  • W.Lazaro (1%, 8 Votes)
  • N. Cocco (1%, 8 Votes)
  • D. Murphy (1%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,103

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