‘Gossip with Celebitchy’ podcast #32: don’t raise your pets vegan or vegetarian

Biebers adorable cats
Intro: Minutes 0 to 5
We had an awesome week and are really looking forward to impeachment hearings. I talk about the tandem skydive I had scheduled for the weekend. I decided to do that after covering an interview with Viola Davis who had just done a plane jump. (Update: that didn’t happen due to a weather cancelation and I have to reschedule!) We talk about Viola’s Emmy sneakers and how wedges and flip flops are the most comfortable. You can listen below, on your platform of choice (links below) or on YouTube!

Royals: Minutes 5 to 13:45
Harry and Meghan are suing the Mail on Sunday for publishing a handwritten letter Meghan wrote to her father, Thomas Markle. Meghan set that up perfectly by sending her father the letter in August after he ditched her wedding. The text of the letter directly contradicted the claims Thomas had been making to the media for months. The letter was then referenced in a People cover article about Meghan in February. Thomas took the bait and sold the letter to the Mail right after that. It was a smart strategy by Meghan and Harry, which Thomas played right into. Harry’s letter to the media about the lawsuit put so many outlets on notice for their negative coverage. Reports vary as to whether Harry told the Queen and his father about the lawsuit and/or his letter. We talk about Meghan’s shirtdresses on this tour. I love shirtdresses but Chandra doesn’t like them because she has big boobs. We doubt trench dresses are ever going to catch on. Meghan is such a natural and is so great at her job.

Angelina Jolie: Minutes 13:45 to 17:45
Angelina is doing a press tour for the first time in years. She’s been giving quotes which sound like she’s referencing problems in her marriage to Brad Pitt. Chandra thinks she’s saying that the past few years have really hurt. I remember when Jennifer Lopez made similar oblique references about her marriage to Marc. US Magazine reported supposed insider quotes that Angelina thinks Brad pressured her into getting married and that she will never marry again, but we think that was an educated guess.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin: Minutes 17:45 to 22
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin had a fun second wedding with friends in South Carolina, although they were officially married over a year ago. I say they got married so they could have sex, and Chandra reminds me that they dated prior to this and had already had sex, and that Justin opened up about his relationship issues which he wanted to work out before getting into another serious relationship. Justin bought two savannah breed exotic cats at a cost of $35,000! We think they look beautiful but very naughty and that he should have adopted rescue kitties instead.

User Feedback: Minutes 22 to 26:30
Thanks to Cristin and Lady D for letting us know how they found us years ago. We love stories like that! That makes us reminisce about the Gosselins and how trashy they were. DogObsessedGirl texted us that she works at a doggie day care and that the dogs are soothed by the Great British Baking Show! Chandra’s sweet late dog Pogu used to love it too and British shows in particular. Her cats now enjoy tennis, which is good because Chandra watches so much of it.

Comments of the Week: Minutes 26:30 to 31:30
My comments of the week are from virginfangirls and CharliePenn are on the story about the rogues gallery around President Trump and what scumbags they are. Chandra’s comments of the week are from the Vanity Fair cover story about Joaquin Phoenix. OriginalLala summed up Joker director Todd Phillips’ position on “woke culture” perfectly while OriginalRose wrote about how Joaquin is raising his dogs vegan. I didn’t realize that’s what she was referring to and thought it was about vegan hot dogs! We talk about the trend of raising dogs and cats vegan and agree that this is so bad for pets! We have some controversial thoughts on raising kids vegan but I didn’t include that in the title to this post because I didn’t want people to yell at us.

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Note: The cats in this post are Justin Bieber’s new expensive Savannah cats, which we talk about on the podcast. The title refers to Joaquin Phoenix raising his dogs vegan! That’s in our comments of the week section. Here’s a preview of this week’s podcast:



Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit to Johannesburg, South Africa

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  1. Joanna says:

    That’s a cute pic w the animals. My cat would not be down w that!

  2. boredblond says:

    I can’t believe there are people so stupid to think a pet’s nutritional needs are the same as theirs..even feeding cats only ‘people food’ that includes meat or chicken doesn’t provide enough taurine for them

  3. Becks1 says:

    I laughed out loud at the vegan comments. My commute to work is just about a half hour, so it was nice to end it with some laughter and now I’m thinking about what my dogs would do if I switched them to vegan lol.

  4. manda says:

    re: jumping out of a plane. I would do it. I’d probably need to take a xanax (which I am prescribed) beforehand, but I think that the free fall feeling, once you are in it, must feel amazing. The being able to put yourself out of the plane seems very hard, hence the xanax. When I was a kid, we did the ropes course in summer camp, which requires you to jump from the top of the tree at the end, and it’s like 2 or 3 stories, and that was petrifying for me, and I don’t really mind heights. It’s just hard to overcome that instinct that says “whoa there, what are are you doing?!?!?”

    • Celebitchy says:

      In the description from the skydiving company they say it’s like you have a cushion of air around you and it’s not like you’re free falling. I met a woman at a party after I decided to do this and she said that the scariest part is when you stick your foot out of the plane and the air pushes it to the side. After that you have somebody strapped to you so it’s not so bad.

      • manda says:

        I guess it’s like weightlessness? Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s exhilarating! And I feel like I could use a little of that in my life now

  5. lucy2 says:

    2 friends of mine went skydiving in the past year or so, and absolutely loved it. There’s no way I could do it, but hope you have a great time!

    People making their dogs and cats be vegan is infuriating.

  6. SK2 says:

    I don’t think it’s possible to make a cat vegan, they are carnivores!
    Dogs, I understand, are omnivores and with care can be vegan/vegetarian. I was shocked when I went to India and many Hindu families didn’t feed their dogs meat. But later I have heard about vegan people adopting diet for their dogs with the help of vets. There are lots of nutritionally balanced vegan foods for dogs. I would have been the first to judge someone doing something that wasn’t good for their pet but actually it seems a vegan diet can be extremely healthy for dogs. So, I won’t judge. I’m not a vegan but have friends that are and I do appreciate how they care for animals ( main reason they don’t eat or use meat, animal products) as I’m a huge animal lover too

  7. SK2 says:

    Found this info:
    Dogs are not obligate carnivores (unlike cats who are true carnivores) – they are ‘scavengers’, they don’t need meat to survive but instead they need the right combination of amino acids, vitamins and minerals which can easily be achieved on a vegan diet. Over thousands and thousands of years of domestication, dogs have developed an enzyme that enables them to digest and process starch. This enzyme is called amylase.

    As it turns out, vets recommend a vegan diet for dogs with food allergies, skin issues, and digestion problems as it is kinder on their system and healing as opposed to full of hormones, creating inflammation and often filled with animal parts unfit for human consumption, often coming from diseased animals, tumors included. The cheaper the food, the worse it gets.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      yes but those special diets also require a shit ton of additional nutritional supplements. and are still not ideal for a dog. It’s one thing to provide a diet with no animal protein to a dog that absolutely needs it (my senior is in renal failure, her very low protein diet requires all sorts of supplements); it’s another to put a dog on a vegan diet because you are a vegan yourself. If your goal as a vegan is to “be kind” to animals, then providing your animals with the optimal diet for them is a hell of a lot kinder & healthier for them and if you can’t do that but still want a pet, get a pet that’s an obligate herbivore

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      “which can easily be achieved on a vegan diet” — this is not true. It CAN be achieved, but it cannot be “easily” achieved without expensive advice and supplements from a veterinarian. I won’t try to stop people from feeding their dogs a vegan diet if the dog NEEDS a vegan diet for health reasons. But it is irresponsible, imho, to mislead people into thinking it’s easy to make your dog eat vegan, without risking health issues.

  8. ChicagoAudrey says:

    I’ve been skydiving and it’s great. I recommend anyone that wants to do it should do it. Yes, the scariest part is seeing your toe at the plane’s edge. Cats need animal protein, dogs don’t.

  9. hollah says:

    I’ve been skydiving three times and am rooting you on Katie! The hardest part, for me, was crossing that invisible barrier from inside to outside the plane. My first jump is on video and my children think it’s hilarious to watch me say, “holy $hit!!!” right before exit. Go for it!

  10. Hollah says:

    Also, I think women have a slight skydiving advantage over men. During my husband’s jump the parachute harness squeezed his man parts and caused him to throw up his entire breakfast and it flew back into his and the tandem guy’s faces.

  11. Mia says:

    Sorry guys, I’m gonna have to disagree on your style takes. I’d take a trench dress over a wedge flip flop any day.

    • Becks1 says:

      Those were my thoughts too. Trench dress > wedges

      I also will now admit that I cant walk in heels either. I don’t know how some people do it so gracefully.

  12. BlueSky says:

    With Viola Davis Oscar win are you referring to “The Help” or “Fences”? She won for “Fences” and Octavia Spencer won for “The Help”

    • Becks1 says:

      They meant she won for Fences, but should have won for another movie (I haven’t seen the Help, so cant give an opinion, but she was so good in Doubt.)