Pet Sounds

Meet They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh’s Murderous Cats, Symphony Sid and Suzzy

My wife and I got both of our cats relatively recently. Our previous set of cats lived to impossibly old ages. I guess we've had…
Kory Grow / March 4, 2013

Meet Marnie Stern’s Dog, Fig, Who Just Survived a Harrowing Near-Death Experience

I got her when she was three months old. I kept saying, "I want a dog, I want a dog," but I didn't mean it.
Christopher R. Weingarten / February 1, 2013

Meet Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear’s Therapeutic Chihuahua, Beast

Ed Droste, Grizzly Bear: We got him in 2005. He was found on the side of road with a broken leg. Some place was about…
Christopher R. Weingarten / October 5, 2012

Meet Vinnie Kircher of Jaill’s Prized Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig, Piggles

Vinnie Kircher: He came to us with two previous names of Elliott and Bacon. We started calling him all versions of "pig," and Piggles seemed…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 16, 2012

Meet DIIV’s ‘Chill’ Pet Rodent, Rat Jones

Andrew Bailey, guitar: I guess they sell rats to feed the snakes and shit, so they cost, like, eight bucks at Petco. I picked her…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 19, 2012

Meet L.A. Rapper Hopsin’s Pug, Bubbles

Hopsin: I love animals. My aggressive side [in my lyrics] is toward the government and people who made society so robotic and materialistic. But I…
Christopher R. Weingarten / May 23, 2012

Meet Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu’s ‘Satanic’ Kitties

The black one is Calvin and the white one, appropriately, is Nurse. They told me Calvin was a boy, but he has really pronounced nipples.
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 20, 2012

Meet Dave Mustaine’s Miniature Horse, Rocky

Dave Mustaine: We found him living in a parking lot with a bunch of junk cars around him. He had a little soul, and we…
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 27, 2012

Meet Daniel Menche’s ‘Magical’ Chihuahua, Arrow

Daniel Menche: My ex-girlfriend's son bought me this little tiny fur ball. He's four years old now. I had him when he was a tiny…
Christopher R. Weingarten / February 22, 2012