Meet Rocky, the tiny chihuahua with a huge 3000 clothes habit. Britain’s best-dressed dog joins TV’s
cutest line-up as star of Super Tiny Animals
16:47 GMT, 11 July 2012
Standing at just a few inches tall, teeny Rocky is the proud owner of a whopping 3000 wardrobe.
His favourite hot dog looks include bright bumble bee stripes, a white tuxedo jacket, a hooded camouflage coat and John Lennon style sunglasses.
His five star life also includes being pushed around in his own buggy (legs that small can get tired easily) and a place in his owner’s bed every night.
Best-dressed: Rocky is one of the super cute stars of Super Tiny Animals
Quick change: Rocky's hundreds of outfits are worth over 3000 and the pampered pooch also has his own buggy for walks
Puppy love: Mum Lynsey treats Rocky just like a baby and lets him sleep in her bed every night
‘mum’ Lynsey Pelling from Kent appears with her pampered pooch on tonight's Super Tiny Animals, a two part documentary charting the lives of the cutest mini mammals here and abroad.
Shrinking pets are a growing part of our everyday lives and for some the line between the patter of tiny feet and the patter of tiny paws is getting blurred.
26-year-old Lynsey spends more on Rocky than most people spend on their babies.
She admits: ‘I was recently asked how
much I’ve spent on Rocky so I tallied it up and it was just below the
3000 mark. Yes, I know that’s crazy but Rocky’s worth every penny.
‘And I know some people are like, ‘Urgh, you let a dog sleep in your bed’ but look at him, he’s not a normal dog.’
Doe-eyed Rocky isn’t the only out of the ordinary petite pet featured in the show.
the tiny terriers, tea-cup cats and dinky horses is Louie the micro pig
who hit headlines last year as Britain’s first performing pig, Princess
Confetti the guide horse from Jacksonville, and Truffles the
long-jumping guinea pig.
Doggy cool: Another chihuahua shows off his super tiny style
Wide-eyed: Australian sugarsliders are the smallest marsupials in the world, growing only to the size of a 20 note
heart-warming of all is the story of mini miracle Beyonc, the world’s
smallest puppy born at a rescue centre in North Carolina in March
weighing just one ounce.
diddy dachshund wasn’t expected to survive, but she was nursed back to
health and pictures taken of her curled up on a soup spoon became an
overnight internet sensation and were used in a campaign to help rehome thousands of
Now that really is super.
Super Tiny Animals is on ITV at 8pm tonight.
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