Snoring Puppy, Scratching Rat Keep Celine Dion Up at Night
The singer shares her Florida bedroom with a 5-month-old Lab, a pet rat named Lionel, and a fish!
Celine Dion’s bedroom has turned into a zoo!
In addition to husband René Angélil and son René-Charles, the singer shares her Florida bedroom with their new “dog that snores, a fish tank that bubbles, the pet rat that scratches – everybody’s with Mommy!” Dion tells PEOPLE with a laugh. “There’s a lot of action!”
Now that Dion is back home in Florida following her Taking Chances world tour, her family decided to get its first dog, a 5-month-old female yellow Lab name Charlie, who has charmed her son and husband.
“We got her when she was 7 weeks old,” says Dion. “[We are] so in love with Charlie. I have to say, ‘Stop with the treats! She’s going to be huge!’ We love Charlie extremely.”
As Dion continues trying for a second baby her family has been adding to its animal brood. Their latest addition is a pet rat that her son got for his ninth birthday in January and named Lionel, after the rat in the Disney Channel series Cory in the House.
“He’s got two homes, this rat,” says the singer of his regular cage and his deluxe home, which features a wheel and slides. “I said, ‘If I have to be a rat, I want that playground.’ It’s amazing!”
Next up for Dion: a new documentary tour film, “Celine: Through the Eyes of the World,” in theaters Feb. 17, and a return to the Las Vegas stage in March 2011 for a new show that will feature her biggest hits as well as songs from Hollywood movies.
Read more about Celine Dion in the new issue of PEOPLE, on stands now.
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