Proof that George Clooney's Dog Is the Luckiest in the World
MAN'S BEST FRIEND
It's a Cinderella story that will go down in the history books as one of the most adorable adoption tales ever: the story of how George Clooney fell for Einstein the rescue dog. The actor saw the obese dog online, filled out an adoption application, and rubbed turkey meatballs on his shoes during an interview in order to win Einstein over. Does it get any cuter than that? Nope. But the new photos of the pup in a new book, My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts, are a pretty close second. Einstein has “a beautiful life,” Clooney says in the book.
MI CASA, SU CASA
The black cocker spaniel with a thyroid condition and chronically dry eyes, roams around Clooney's 7,350 square foot Los Angeles abode with ease, the book says — give us a few days, and, after the initial shock wears off, we think we would, too! The manse was formerly owned by Clark Gable and has a dual-purpose tennis and basketball court. We hope fetch happens there, George, and often.
LOOK OF LOVE
During the My Old Dog photo shoot with Einstein, the pup frequently nose-dived into the photographer's bag — for treats! You see, photographer Lori Fusaro (a staff photographer at Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles and owner of Fusaro Photography) came prepared. Thanks to visits to Clooney's villa on Lake Como, where lunch lasts two hours, Einstein has a distinct palate: “Einstein has grown to love Italian food,” Clooney says.
These soulful eyes weren't the only thing that prompted Clooney to fall for Einstein. “He was house-trained and had a great attitude, age doesn't matter,” Clooney says in the book, which features pages and pages of other adorable dogs who found happiness in their golden years.
Fusaro and Laura T. Coffey joined forces for My Old Dog, a celebration of older pups. “We wanted to do this book to help change people's perceptions of these fantastic older animals,” said Coffey, a writer, editor, and producer for TODAY.com. Mission accomplished! Click here to buy the book.