He hasn’t been on the internet for long, but Ralph the Poodle has over 1,000 followers on Twitter! After launching his own website, Facebook Page, and becoming the official spokesperson of Ralph’s Bakery, Ralph is the first Helping Paws Pet Celebrity! Ralph as well as his owner Mackenzie, dish on everything; from Ralph’s rise to stardom as well as tips for pets and their owners everywhere!
How did Ralph become an Internet Sensation?
“Well I used to work at a dog boutique, and people used to talk about there dogs being on twitter, and so I thought it would be fun, to put Ralph on, and by the end of the week he had 100 Followers, which I thought was beyond crazy. But eventually his website was formed and now we are here! Ralph thinks he became an internet sensation, because of his good looks.”
Mackenzie, What was it like bringing Ralph home for the first time?
“Bringing Ralph home for the first time was crazy, it was really the first time I had a pet, so I was over my head. Ralph had also never really been outside, so he would not use the bathroom, and anytime he would touch the grass, he would like jump up in the air. He also did not ever sleep, so he definitely gave me a hard time, but we eventually became best buddies, like we are today.”
Ralph is appearing everywhere from the Canadian show “Degrassi” to having his own website, Mackenzie, how do you deal with Ralph’s growing fame?
“I never really think about it to be honest. I love Ralph, and the dog world, so I really enjoy any opportunity I get to talk about it, or get to do something awesome, like being on “Degrassi”.
I Hear Ralph also Interviews Celebrities?
“His Celebrity Interviews really started when we got the idea to start ralphthepoodle.com. I was like what if we did celeb interviews with famous pets on the site too? I then just got in touch with some Bravo Celebs, and did the interviews! I really enjoy doing them, because you really get to find out more about these Celebrities, and they are all so nice!”
What’s Ralph’s involvement in the upcoming Ralph’s Bakery
where is the bakery going to be located?
“Ralph is the whole reason behind Ralph’s Bakery, he has always had a sensitive tummy, and he loves human food (what dog doesn’t) and he can never really eat it because he then ends up super sick. I have tried so many of those treats, that are made with human grade ingredients, but they are either to hard, or Ralph just turns his head up at them, so for a while now I have been trying to create a treat that Ralph loves, and just recently I finally perfected one that satisfies Ralph, and or other taste testers approved too! The treats are going to be sold to dog boutiques all over the U.S. and online dog stores, for the beginning, and we hope to have our own bakery/store one day.”
Mackenzie, what’s your best advice to pet owners?
“My advice to pet owners is definitely to do some research before you get a pet because they can be a handful at times, and give them all the love in the world, because all pets deserve that, and if you do they will be one of your best friends who love you no matter what! Ralph’s advice to pet owners is to let their pet get a Twitter account, because he loves making in new friends!”
What are some of Ralph’s plans in 2012?
”Ralph’s plans for 2012 are to make lots and lots of treats for Ralph’s Bakery, make new friends, and try and catch a squirrel, something he has been trying to do for a while. “
For more on Ralph the Poodle visit his website
or follow him Twitter @ralphthepoodle
Check out these pictures of Ralph! ( Images courtesy of Ralph and Mackenzie)