I don’t know how I missed this ad during the holiday season (after all, I am mildly obsessed with the life and times of the Travelers Insurance dog). I realize it’s a bit late to be sharing a Christmas ad… however, it made me smile, so I’m posting it anyway. You know you don’t mind…
Anyway, I was a bit curious about these ads and the canine thespian therein. The dog who stars in these commercials is named Chopper. This former shelter dog makes my day every time I see one of the ads.
- He’s a mixed breed. Mutts represent! (Apparently Chopper should have participated in last year’s Magical Mystery Mutt Tour.)
- There appear to be a lot of Chopper doppelgangers (Choppergangers?) out there… so cute!
- Chopper’s trainer also worked with (and loved) Gidget, aka the Taco Bell dog. (For more on Gidget, you can check out Chipperton’s book.)
- A dog can go from shelter to movie set in just a few days – Chopper’s not the only one. It happened to Mulligan too.