Lucky Diamond (dog)

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Lucky Diamond
Lucky Diamond dog.jpg
Species Canis lupus familiaris
Breed Maltese
Sex Female
Born Chloe
c. 1997
New York, United States
Died June 5, 2012(2012-06-05) (aged 15)
New York, New York, U.S.
Nation from American
Occupation Pet
Years active 1999–2012
Employer Animal Fair Media
Known for pet of Wendy Diamond
Owner Wendy Diamond
Appearance White fur
Guinness World Record for most photographed dog with celebrities
Website
www.animalfair.com, http://twitter.com/#!/luckydiamond

Lucky Diamond (c. 1997 – June 5, 2012) was a female Maltese owned by Wendy Diamond, media personality and publisher of Animal Fair Magazine. Lucky is the current Guinness World Record holder for most photographed dog with celebrities.[1][2]

Life[edit]

Diamond adopted Lucky, a homeless dog on the way to the pound, in 1999.[3][4] She adopted the dog, originally named Chloe, from her personal trainer, Bash Dibra.[3]

Ever since Diamond founded Animal Fair Media and magazine, the first of its kind for animal lovers who support animal rescue, Lucky has been her "wing dog." Lucky has traveled across the globe to places like Russia, Greece, and Mexico. In meeting and being photographed with celebrities, Lucky has helped her owner raise awareness for animal rescue. Lucky was a socialite of the canine world, as she attended events such as the release of Diamond's book It's a Dog's World[3] and fundraisers for associations like The Humane Society.[5]

In January 2012, Lucky was diagnosed with spleen cancer.[6] Despite receiving top veterinary care, she died on June 5, 2012.[7]

Personality[edit]

"Everyone else should be so lucky to have such a charismatic and patient dog like I do," according to Diamond.[8]

Accomplishments[edit]

Along with Diamond, Lucky was one of the celebrity grand marshals for the 2010 Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras parade on February 7, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.[9][10][11] Lucky accompanied Wendy as Spokes Dog to the unveiling of the Katrina Pet Memorial for the animal victims of Hurricane Katrina.[12][13] The Humane Society of New York named a wing after Lucky.[3]

Guinness World Record[edit]

Lucky started posing for pictures with celebrities at a soiree in 2002. Hugh Grant was the first celebrity to have his picture taken with the Maltese.[3] By November 2011, Lucky Diamond had posed for 363 photos with celebrities including Bill Clinton, Rosie O'Donnell, Kim Kardashian, Maria Sharapova, Kanye West, Betty White, Richard Branson, Barbara Walters, Hoda Kotb, Amanda Bynes, Cloris Leachman, Kelly Ripa, Kathy Griffin, Hugh Hefner, Jessica Biel, Adrian Brody, and Kristen Stewart. She has been photographed with more celebrities than any other animal.[1][2] As of 2012, Lucky Diamond is still the record-holder.

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