Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's Family
After Tori Spelling gave birth to her first son, Liam Aaron McDermott, her family was up to four "children." Tori's husband, Dean McDermott, says 1-month-old Liam is "our furless baby."
"Our family is three parts fur, one part skin," Dean says. "Three of them are barkers, and one's a pooper."
Tori's first dog was Mimi La Rue, a pug. After Tori started working with the Much Loved Animal Rescue, she was compelled to rescue her second dog, Ferris. "I've seen what it's like seeing those faces at the pound and knowing there's just not room enough to put all of them. It just breaks your heart."
Then, Dean and Tori rescued Chiquita together.
Tori says she's excited for her son Liam to grow up with animals. "I always had pets growing up and it made a huge difference," she says. "I'm excited for him to have little furry friends around that he can love and they'll love him.
"Everyone told me, because I was so crazy and obsessed with Mimi, they said, 'Once you have a child, you'll realize that a dog is just a dog.' And now that I have a child, I mean, there's no other love like the love I feel for my child," Tori says. "But [Mimi] is still not a dog. I still think of her as my second baby."
Jerry O'Connell Is the Leader of the Pack
In the house he shares with fiancée Rebecca Romijn, actor Jerry O'Connell thinks of himself as the leader of a pack of four "highly trained" dogs.
"This is Bim, he's kind of our watchdog. This is Old Bones Landor, he's 15. This is Taco Truck, the junkyard rascal who Rebecca rescued. And this is Better—he loves to give kisses.
"As you can see, I wield great authority over these animals," Jerry jokes.
Jerry couldn't imagine life without his dogs. "Dogs are just a lot of
fun," Jerry says. "It's impossible to be in a bad mood around dogs. It's nice
when you come home and, let's say Rebecca's working, or [I'm] home alone. And,
you know, you've got these four maniacs to keep you company."
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