Relax, Emma Watson Didn’t Dye Her Dog Pink

People who like to think of themselves as animal rights activists (really they donate $5 a year to the Humane Society) expressed concern over pictures of Emma Watson walking a pink Bichon Frisé in East London.

I’m with you on this one, I had no idea what a Bichon Frisé was despite my two years in dorky dog 4H. Wiki tells me that they are descended from Standard Poodles and Water Spaniels.

Canine lesson over, onto even less important things… The dog, Darcy, isn’t even hers. It belongs to America’s Next Top ModelBritish Invasion winner Sophie Sumner, a close friend of Watson’s. After the criticisms, Hermione wrote:

“Ayeye. Just to clarify one more time that I don’t have a dog.@PinkDarcyDog is pink because her owner is raising money for breast cancer.” This was followed by a lone Tweet, “#factcheckingtakesfiveminutes.”

Meanwhile, Sumner typed: “My pooch @PinkDarcyDog seems to be getting lots of attention, if you would like to know all the positive things she’s doind email

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