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Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski Walking Dog in Lingerie: New DKNY Commercial

Puppy + half-naked supermodel = marketing genius? There are two ways to get attention when walking down the street: walking a cute dog, and wearing only your underwear.

For most of us, the latter is not GOOD attention, but when you supermodel Emily Ratajkowski, you can get away with it. Here’s the new DKNY ad, and  if you look really hard (on the second or third viewing?) you’ll notice she has a dog:

 

Do you need another reason to love dogs?

Besides appealing to my lizard brain, I like that this ad reminds me that the dog doesn’t care. I mean, instead of a supermodel, this woman could be size 16 and 80 years old, and the dog wouldn’t judge.

Plus, I always think it’s funny that a dog is ready for a walk at any time, with no preparation or clothing needed. Everyone on the street could stop and stare, and the dog wouldn’t care. They would just keep trotting down the street, fully naked.

In fact, I’ll bet you a dollar that supermodel Emily Ratajkowski is less secure in her appearance than the dog is. The only thing that would dampen this dog’s mood on the walk is if it had to wear a cone (of shame) around its head. That’s why you have to love them!

So, what do you think? Gratuitous sexuality, or great marketing idea?

Lin Manuel Miranda’s Dog: A Mutt Named “Tobillio”

Lin Manuel Miranda and his dog, Tobillio: “Hamilton” creator Lin Manuel has an aging mutt named, “Tobillo” who, besides being his creative muse, has also become a bit of a star on Twitter recently. (more on that later)

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Lin Manuel’s dog: The story behind his name

In case you haven’t heard, the Puerto Rican Miranda’s dog is called Tobillo. There’s actually a very interesting story behind the name. Lin Manuel Miranda is of Puerto Rican decent, and “Tobillo” is the Spanish word for “ankle.” If you’re wondering why he would call his doggy such an odd name, it’s really very funny.

When he first brought the puppy home, one of the first things it did was nibble on Miranda’s future-wife’s ankle! He obviously thought that the whole thing was so hilarious that he went ahead and named the dog after the incident. Crazy, right?

Tobillo: Star of Twitter

Lin Manuel takes Tobillio to work; tweets photograph of him in front of green screen

One of the trends that we just love at the moment is taking your dog to work. After all, what could possibly be better than having your pup with you when you’ve got your nose to the grindstone? Just seeing their cute little face should be enough to brighten your day at the best of times.

One person who knows just how much joy an office dog can bring is none other than the rather wonderful Lin-Manuel Miranda. The massively talented actor, writing, and (yes!) rapper recently took his little doggy to work with him. In fact, the little pup looked seriously happy while he was hanging out in Lin’s suave-looking office.

As you probably already know from his shenanigans, Miranda likes to have fun now and then. So, he recently posted a picture on Twitter of the cute little Tobillo in front of a green screen. Why, you ask? Well, he wanted to set the online world a sneaky little challenge.

“I brought my dog Tobi to work and took her picture in front of the green screen for y’all,” Miranda tweeted. Yep, he was basically asking people to Photoshop his pup.

The results were utterly hilarious. It seems that many people had nothing better to do with their day than spend time editing pictures of the pup. Some of the best (edited!) photos included ones that mimicked famous posters, ones that were just weird, and ones that put the dog’s face on people’s heads! Here are some of our favorites:

Tobillo: The Phantom of the Opera!

Now, we’re not sure if this is intentional or not, but ‘perra’ means female dog in Spanish. Either the person spelled the word wrong (oops!) or they were trying to make a funny pun in the title. We’re hoping it’s the latter! This is one of the best Photoshopped pictures we’ve seen in a long time. And, hey, why shouldn’t Tobillo take a starring role, eh?

This “Tobillo” Moana-inspired tweet:

Moana was one of the biggest kids’ movies of the year in 2016. If you didn’t quite catch it, you’re sure to find this particular picture seriously confusing. Still, you have to admire the Photoshop skills that its creator has.

Of course, Miranda loved the pictures. This was exactly what he’d been asking for. What’s more, he went ahead and retweeted some of his favorites. They are so worth checking out if you have time! Also, be sure to follow Lin Manuel Miranda on Twitter to catch new photos of his dog!

Here’s some more photos of Miranda’s dog:

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lin manuel miranda family dog (he hides his son’s face online)

Celebrity French Bulldogs + 99 Awesome Frenchie Puppy Name Ideas

Celebrities and famous people who own French Bulldogs + puppy name ideas: Frenchies are about the hottest dog breed choice with celebrities. This looks to be no passing fad, either, as celebrities like The Rock, Martha Stewart, and Lady Gaga look are often on their 2nd or 3rd French Bulldog.

Here are some famous French Bulldogs in Hollywood, plus, checkout our awesome French Bulldog name ideas!

Hopefully you’ve found inspiration from what these celebrities have named their Frenchies. If not, here are some more name ideas:

French Bulldog: Name Ideas for a BOY

In looking to name your French Bulldog, why not consider popular French boy names. These names work equally well for Frenchies and humans alike:

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  • Baron
  • Beaufort
  • Bennett
  • Caine / Kane
  • Campbell
  • Cannon
  • Corbin
  • Curtis
  • Damien
  • Darrell
  • Delaney
  • Durant
  • Duval
  • Edgard
  • Edmund
  • Émile / Emmanuel
  • Eugène
  • Fernand
  • Fitzgerald
  • Fletcher
  • Forrest
  • Francois
  • Gaspar
  • Gaston
  • Hamilton
  • Harvey
  • french bulldog puppy girlHenry
  • Hugh
  • Jacques
  • Jasper
  • Javier
  • Jean
  • Lancelot
  • Leon
  • Marcel
  • Maurice
  • Maynard
  • Nathaniel
  • Neville
  • Nicolas
  • Normand / Normandy
  • Oliver
  • Orson
  • Orval / Orville
  • Pascal
  • Percival
  • Percy
  • Philippe
  • Pierre
  • Rémy
  • Sébastien
  • Serge
  • Seymour
  • Tristan
  • Vernon
  • Victor
  • Vincent
  • Zacharie

French Bulldog Puppy Name Ideas for a GIRL

Here are some feminine name ideas for your French Bulldog. Some are cute, but most of these puppy names are based on popular french girl names:

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  • Adele
  • Adrianna
  • Amélie
  • Antoinette
  • Beau – means “beautiful”
  • Bella
  • Bernadette
  • Bridgette
  • Cadence
  • Camille
  • Cecile
  • Celeste
  • Célia
  • Charlotte
  • Clara
  • Claudette
  • Coquette (flirt)
  • Dominique
  • Ella
  • Emile
  • Esmée
  • Estelle
  • Fae
  • Felicity
  • Floria
  • Francine
  • Gabrielle
  • Genevieve
  • Georgine / Georgina
  • Giselle
  • Harriett
  • Henrietta
  • Isabella, Isabelle
  • Joli – means “pretty”
  • Josephine
  • Juliette
  • Lisette
  • Lorraine
  • Louise
  • Lucille
  • Madeleine
  • Magnolia
  • Margot
  • Marguerite
  • Matilda
  • Nadine
  • Nicolette
  • Noelle
  • Odette
  • Paris
  • Pascale
  • Paulette
  • Renée
  • Reine – pronounced “ren” meaning, “queen”
  • Roselyn
  • Roxanne
  • Simone
  • Stella
  • Tempeste (like a storm!?) 
  • Tilda
  • Yvette
  • Zuri, Zuria

French Bulldog power Name Ideas

French Bulldogs are really tough, confident, and small. Therefore, why not give your Frenchie puppy a power name like:

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  • King Louis
  • Normandy
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Joan of Arc
  • (General) Rochambeau
  • (General Marquis de) Lafayette
  • Bruno
  • Buster
  • Maximus
  • Duchess
  • Zeus
  • Wolf

French Bulldog Name Ideas: French Artists

  • Cezanne
  • Chagall
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  • Degas
  • Manet
  • Matisse
  • Monet
  • Renoir
  • Gaugin
  • Pissaro
  • Toulouse
  • Bazille
  • Seurat
  • Van Gogh

French Bulldog name ideas from French Writers

  • Balzac
  • Emile Zola
  • Jean-Paul
  • Albert Camus
  • Marcel Proust
  • Victor Hugo
  • Jules Verne
  • Voltaire
  • Rousseau

Cute French Bulldog Names Inspired by food

You could always go in the cute direction by naming your Frenchie puppy after a popular French pastry or food like:

  • baguette
  • brioche
  • croissant
  • parfait – means “perfect”
  • Pepper
  • Peaches
  • Pistachio
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Jonah Hill Talks to Ellen About His French Bulldog, Carmela

Jonah Hill talks about his dog on Ellen – Jonah Hill was interviewed on the Ellen Show talking about his French Bulldog, named “Carmela,” who he refers to as his “adopted daughter,” and “the light of my life.” It’s a funny clip, so check out the video clip:

 

Jonah Hill talks about his French Bulldog named, “Carmela” on the Ellen Show

This is a funny interview, and he gushes over Carmela and her (mediocre) talents. He also adds that Channing Tatum is her unofficial Godfather.

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Chrissy Tiegen Looking Beautiful w/ Her Bulldogs on Instagram

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The nice thing about dogs is that they appreciate your love and attention no matter what you look like. Having said that, Chrissy Tiegen‘s (John Legend’s wife) dogs look pretty darn happy in the photos on her Instagram page.

Best Photos of Chrissy Tiegen With Her Dogs

If you follow Chrissy Tiegen on Instagram, you’ve probably seen a lot of her dogs. Here are some of the best photos of her with her French Bulldog, named Pippa, and her Bulldog named Putty: (click to view larger)

Related: Where can you print Instagram photos?

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John Legend: “All of Me” Bulldog Wedding Video

John Legend made this awesome music video for “All of Me” featuring his two dogs; a bulldog and french bulldog named Putty & Pippa.

So, why did John put his bulldogs in a wedding dress and tuxedo? Don’t worry, he didn’t go insane. (Although he does admit to being “out of his mind” in the song.

Actually, he and his wife, Chrissy Teigen made this video for charity. Watch the video, and you can enter a contest for the chance to have John Legend sing at your own wedding or event!

Never knew he and his wife were so funny! (nice comedic timing, too) Anyway, the charity, Omaze, is raising funds to build a new high school auditorium in John’s hometown of Springfield, Ohio.

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John Legend walking his dogs named Pippa and Putty (to get in wedding-shape?)

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