The pet friendly lifestyle of a female pug.

The pet friendly lifestyle of a female pug.
Phoebe Rose is Pet Travel Ambassador for Posh Pet Travel

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Celebrity Pug Meets Tory Spelling at LA Times Festival of Books

The 17th Annual Festival of Books,held at the USC campus, attracted over 140,000 book loving Angelenos (and canines) including Phoebe Rose, a pooch with a penchant for good literature. 

The Festival of Books , "A celebration of the written word" is a free public event including author events, storytelling, cooking demonstrations and poetry readings with nearly 300 exhibitor booths representing booksellers, publishers, literacy and cultural organizations. 

Canine expert, Warren Eckstein host of the nationally syndicated "The Pet Show",was "spotted" broadcasting live - but took a moment to pose with pal, Phoebe, who first met Warren at the Blessing of the Animals last summer.


Devoted animal lover and Pug fan, Tory Spelling (pregnant and glowing) appeared on the LA Times stage to answer questions about her new book "CelebraTori: Unleashing Your Inner Party Planner to Entertain Friends and Family" and gave Phoebe a few tips on showing her best side to the camera

Actress/author, Tory Spelling and Phoebe Rose

Actor, John Cusack drew large crowds to his Q & A for upcoming film, The Raven.

Television personality, Riki Lake, Mom to 2 furry babies (both of whom are scheduled to appear on her new talk show) signed autographs and touted "Never say never:finding a life that fits." Vegan, Marilu Henner, "Total Memory Makeover", Sugar Ray Leonard, author of “The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring, and Jeff Kinney popular author of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (the plight of a middle school "underdog") were on hand. Kinney recalled his first book signing in LA 5 years ago-where one young fan showed up. He was "very happy" to address the huge crowd of devoted "Wimpy Kid" followers.

 A host of other literary celebs included: Actress Molly Shannon who gave a wildly exhuberant reading of her first book "Tilly the Trickster", Florence Henderson, promoted her "Life is not a Stage" tell all and iconic juvenile author Judy Blume, celebrity chef,Michael Voltaggio, author of “VOLT ink,” and  Dancing with the Stars pro, Cheryl Burke, “Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life."
Resting her paws in a Trojan Chariot pedicab.