Elvis Pets Pets Owned by Elvis Elvis Pets in Movies
Long before Paris Hilton became the world's most famous pet
owner & Tinkerbelle the most famous celebrity pet, over the
years, Elvis had pets including dogs, horses and a chimp,
Priscilla Presley joins Animal Rights Crusade
"If you sign this bill into law you are making the statement that Tennessee farmers and our equine industry have something to hide. I donít believe thatís in the best interest of our state. In addition, this bill gives anyone who records instances of animal cruelty 48 hours to report the violation and submit their video or audio recording to authorities. By not giving anyone investigating animal cruelty enough time to collect evidence, this bill is set up to protect the abusers while failing to protect the welfare of the animals and livestock...Ē reports Priscilla
Elvis Sweetpea gift to his mother
Elvis Presley with Kangaroo
In the 1980s Priscilla Presley hosted the reality television series about animals and their extraordinary lives, Those Amazing Animals. The show combined notable facts and entertainment and is considered a precursor to todayís popular Animal Planet and Discovery Channel. At present, Ms. Presley is involved with various horse rescue charities and animal-rights causes.
Elvis always loves
animals, but he could
never afford to have any
as a child but made up for
it when he became a star.
Elvis also loved horses
and enjoyed riding. He
rode his first horse for
his first 1956 movie Love
Me Tender. It has been
said that Elvis did ride
horses as a child in
Tupelo. Many Elvis pets
appeared in his movies
The first horse kept at
Graceland was a quarter-horse called Domino which
Elvis bought for Priscilla.
After that he bought a palomino,
Rising Sun for himself.
Rising Sun passed away in 1986, EPE did a national search and
acquired a distant relative of Sun's and named him Sun's Reflection.
He, along with Ebony's Double
Tennessee Walking Horse
purchased by Priscilla Presley 1975 continue to live at Graceland.
Rising Sun Elvis' famous pet
riding Ebony's Double
All horses were
stabled in a barn called the House of the Rising Sun named after
the song by the Animals. Other horses at Graceland
& the Circle G Ranch were named: Colonel Midnight Vernon Presley' horse: Lady, Golden Sun, Scout, Flaming Star (named after his movie) Sheba, Thundercloud, El Poco, Beauty
named after the horse in the movie Giant. Traveler named
after Robert E Lee's horse. Bear a Tennessee Walker, Keno, Buckshot named after Wild Bill Hitchcock's horse.
Star Trek, Big Red bought for Red West
Elvis pets in movies:
Baba the Collie went to Hollywood with Elvis
and appear in Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966).
Elvis' Chimpanzee Story
Elvis gave Priscilla two pet
Danes in the 60ís, Snoopy & Brutus. Brutus appeared as
Albert in the1968 Elvis movie, Live a Little, Love a
Little. The dog passed away not long after Elvis & Priscilla
divorced. Snoopy later became
Marieís favourite pet dog
In the early 1960's, Elvis
bought a talking Myna bird which was placed in a large cage in the
kitchen at Graceland. The bird liked to talk whenever someone was on the
phone, and he memorized parts of people's conversations and mimicked
them over and over.
One day Elvis and a few of
his friends were in the kitchen eating lunch. Elvis was halfway into his
sandwich when the bird blurted out in his cackling voice, "Elvis
isn't here right now...Elvis is in a meeting...Elvis can't come to the
phone...Elvis is asleep...Sorry, Elvis is busy."
When the bird stopped
suddenly, Elvis broke up laughing. He nearly choked on his food,
sputtering and gasping for air. Elvis laughed so hard he fell off the
chair and lay on the floor, clutching his stomach.
He thought it was
hysterical that the bird not only remembered the excuses given to fans
and business people who phoned, but that he knew which ones to put
together and ranted then in succession with such feeling. Elvis never
forgot the incident and it became one of his favorite stories