Michelle Maskaly//January 28, 2014//
Michelle Maskaly //January 28, 2014//
Move over, TMZ and PEOPLE Pets. Pet Age went on the hunt for a pet celebrity that would make any paparazzi proud.
Last week, while in Orlando for the North American Veterinary Community Conference, we thought it would be fun to try and see if we could catch up with Pong, one of the cute dogs starring in this weekend’s Animal Planet Puppy Bowl.
Pong is from the Florida Little Dog Rescue Group, which if you attended Global Pet Expo last year, you may remember them holding adoptions at our booth. Her starting lineup profile says she has been to Disney World 12 times already, so I had some idea of where to start, but we also got a few tips from locals that she would be shopping and making a few local appearances in the Orlando area. So, that’s where I headed.
First stop, was The Hammered Lamb, which will be hosting a Puppy Bowl viewing party the day of the game. When we first saw her walking down the street, she wanted nothing to do with us, as you can see in this video.
Looks like being a celebrity went to her head a little. The next few days, which were spent trying to spot her in between NAVC events went much like the same.
I was able to snap a photo of her grabbing a quick bite of Spring Naturals at The Hammered Lamb before we were asked to leave the local celebrity alone so she could dine in peace.
But, a few hours later we spotted her doing a little shopping at The Doggy Door, a local retail store in the area. First, she checked out some toys from West Paw, before looking at other toys, clothing and house ware items.
While we got to spend some time with her, we still didn’t get as close as we wanted, so we went back the next day to search for her again. This time at Disney World, where she did a very Lindsey Lohan-style escape. Also follow #PongSpotting on Twitter for more of the action.