In the post-YouTube world, managing a pet’s public persona can be a full-time gig. The first was Maru, a Scottish Fold cat from Japan who has scored over 291 million YouTube views and a book deal simply by nestling in boxes. Next came Choupette.
Ashley Tschudin, a current social media manager at PR agency Nadine Johnson, started a fake Twitter account for Karl Lagerfeld’s blue-eyed Birman in 2012 and was plucked by the Chanel mastermind to keep up the ruse, which has earned the puss a cosmetics collaboration with Shu Uemura, a book deal (Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat) and over 3 million euros last year.
I love art NYC: we will be at @barkbox’s Barkfest on Sunday from 6:30-7:30pm if u wanna say hi! 50 Kent Ave. in Brooklyn. RSVP barkbox.com/barkfest #barkfest A photo posted by Marnie The Dog (@marniethedog) on
Now we have Marnie the Dog, a rescue Shih Tzu who hangs out with both Miley and Taylor; and Chase No Face, a cat who lost her face in a car accident and ironically found fame on Facebook; plus Grumpy Cat, Menswear Dog and countless others who out-earn most humans.
TIP: “U gotta be urself! Also it helps if ur a qt.” —Marnie the Dog
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