While most pet owners have spent the pandemic sheltering with their favorite dog or cat, Arnold Schwarzenegger is making incredibly entertaining videos and the stars of his show are his miniature horse named Whiskey, and a donkey called Lulu.
In July, the Terminator celebrated his 74th birthday with Lulu and Whiskey and the video has gone viral, with more than 380,000 views.
"It’s so wonderful when you have animals around you, and they play with you, and they do funny things, and they roam around the house," the former Governor of California said.
"I’m very fortunate that I can afford animals like that, or have the space for animals like that, or have the time now because of the coronavirus where I can stay home most of the time," Schwarzenegger said of his pets.
Being stuck at home has allowed Schwarzenegger to film a series of videos with Lulu, Whiskey, and crew, as they explore, eat snacks, play chess, and even work out.
The videos have garnered millions of views online, creating viral stars of Lulu and Whiskey, their faces now immortalized on shirts that Schwarzenegger is selling to benefit his After-School All-Stars non-profit.
"It’s so much fun to watch this, and see this energy. I think, in a way, it’s also therapeutic," Schwarzenegger said of his pets, adding that given the hardships plaguing people across the globe, he’s happy his animal videos can help spread a little cheer.
Our resident artist Ed Attanasio drew his version of Lulu, and mailing it to Arnold on behalf of Oscar’s Place.
Here he is working out with Lulu: ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER - PET DONKEY LULU - YouTube
On the Jimmy Kimmel Show: Arnold Schwarzenegger on Pandemic, Uniting Democrats & Republicans, and His Pets Whiskey & Lulu - YouTube
Arnold Schwarzenegger Pets (Dogs, Donkey, Pony) - YouTube
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