HANDMAIDENS ARE CHICKEN!
Meg wrote us about her chicken, called "Padme" some
time ago (scroll down to read that story). She contacted us
with an update, because Padme now has company!
previously had sent you a email about my chicken, Padme. Padme
has about four other sisters who look just like her. We call
them the Queen's handmaidens. They are all Rhode Island Reds
and they all stay together. My sister and I pretend that they
are Padme, Rabe, Sabe, Eirtae, and Sache."
writes: "My dogs name is missy but she's really Obi-Wan.
She learnd to climb up the Chicken Wire in her cage and get
out by putting her paws in the holes and climb up. She also
gets my training lightsaber in her mouth and the walls and
floor of our basement!"
sent us this great picture of his pet bird: "I thought
you might enjoy this pic of my parakeet. This is Carl Davis
and Yoda. Yoda is the one on the right. :-) "
VADER AND HIS GOLDFISH VICTIMS...
Skywalker sent us this story about a fish called Vader "Every
year, this school on earth has a fall fair. You can win goldfish
by tossing rubber worms into a bowl. I won two and took them
home, naming them Darth Vader and the other Admiral
Ackbar (bad combonation).
were fine for a week, then had a struggle over food and poor
Admiral Ackbar was sent down the toilet.
few weeks later, I bought a smaller goldfish from Petsmart.
I named him Grand Admiral Thrawn (not too grand, eh?).
He was gone by the next day. I gave up on a buddy for Darth
the 1998 Fall fair came and I won another goldfish. He was
tan and timid, so I named him Admiral Piett (real good
one, you know, the guy Vader killed before excepting his apology?).
was not pleased with the newcomer. He hogged all the food
and would chase Admiral Piett around the bio-tank. Admiral
Piett was a goner.
3 goldfish killed almost by the flick of Darth Vader's fin!
Maybe I should have considered other names for Vader's victims
or named Vader something more innocent like Luke.
had Darth Vader for 2 and a half years now. His nicknames
are Evil Cabbage, Evil Ani, and Mr. Badstuff. I really hate
to insult my own grandfather (the real Vader).
not planning on putting any other goldfish in that bio-tank
with him unless their names are Luke, Darth Sidious, Emperor
Palpatine, Senator Palpatine, or maybe a Darth Maul. He's
surely a trouble maker, but since we've moved back to Coruscant,
he's been a lot better.
the Force Be With You! Katina Skywalker
THE COY FISH
Mom has a pet Coy fish the she loves. And she named it, well,
it really doesn't have a name... But I got my EPISODE I soundtrack
right around the same time she got her fish, and I LOVED the
last song, "Augie's Great Municipal Band" So I wanted her
to name her fish Augie! But she said no, so I like to say
his nickname is Augie!
DOG LOVES STAR WARS"
"Rosie" writes: "I have a dog named Herculese,
and when ever I start playing a Star Wars midi file on my
computer of I'm looking up more Star Wars web sites, he sits
in my lap. He is very sweet."
were sent this amusing story about two cats and Darth Maul:
"I'm being Darth Maul for Halloween. Well, my black cat
(Juliet) is not too pleased with this because she is scared
to death of my Darth Maul mask (and even more so of my double-lightsaber)!
My mom was holding her one day and I had my mask on my hand,
just to see what her reaction would be I held the mask a couple
of inches away from her face. Well, let me tell you, she was
not happy. First she growled at it, when I brought it just
an inch closer she hissed and jumped out of my mom's arms,
giving my mom a pretty nice cut with her hind claws in the
process! Isn't she a fraidy cat? My other cat (Hobbes) is
a different story. I held it next to him and he just sat there
looking at me, as if to say "yeah? and I'm supposed to care?"
then I stuck it on him to see what Darth maul would look like
in a cats body (pretty funny if you want to know) and he just
shook it off and walked away. So in conclusion, Juliet=fraidy
cat Hobbes=Darth Hobbes."
received this story about a cat named Obi-Wan: "When
I was four (I'm fifteen now) I found a cat and named it Obi-Wan
Kenobi, despite the fact that the cat was a girl. Years later,
Obi passed away (to this day I find it challenging to watch
that scene in ANH because it reminds me of my cat). We moved
and I got a new cat named Princess. I was really happy to
see that Obi-Wan was a primary character in TPM, maybe as
a tribute to my cat? "
received this story about a Jedi fish: "At camp one day
I got a little fish out of the lake and was going to take
it home. At camp I named it JEDI but I couldn't hold it all
day so I gave it to the nature guy. He said he would give
it to me back at the van but he didn't and so he had to take
it home with him. Over the night it died... The next day during
last period I asked him for my fish and he told me all this
and gave me another small fish which I called PADAWAN.
and Chris wrote us this story about their dog: "We don't
have a pet named after a Star Wars character, but our dog
Fred sure thinks he is! One day Fred got stuck inside a pillowcase,
and used his "Jedi mind power" and wiggled his way out. Now
we say that was his training & we call him "Jedi Master Fred."
May The Force Be With You!"
received a story about some very small Star Wars pets:
mice all have star wars names. (what their nicknames are in
parenthese). There is (Han) Solo and (Leia)
Organa Had three babies names (Anakin) Skywalker, (Obi)-Wan
Kenobi, and Chewbacca (Chewie).
Skywalker is always hanging around (Yoda), our oldest
mouse. (Darth) Vader is really mean, and tries to kill
every other mouse (He even tries it on us humans, biting our
fingers!). He lives in the big grey cage: the Death Star.
And other than Leia, Han is usually with (Lando) Calrissian.
fattest mouse is (Jabba) the Hutt. So I've got the
whole cast of the movie in three cages (other than the Death
Star): Tatooine, Alderaan, and The Millenium Falcon. Half
the time it really looks like the movie when I watch them!
It is really funny!"
CHICKEN CALLED PADME
wrote us about a royal Star Wars pet!
have a chicken named Padme. She is a Rhode Island Red. She
is like a handmaiden because she has several other sister
chickens that she stays with that look like her!"
AND DOG LIGHTSABER BATTLES!
were sent this funny story about a cat and a dog. "It's
about my dog (Bear) and my sisters cat (Wiskers). Wiskers
allways takes her paw and Bear does the same and it look like
they're battleing with lightsabers!"
WARS GUINEA PIGS!
wrote us this letter about a lot of Star Wars Pets! "Okay,
I'm not a kid, but I have lots of Star Wars pet stories to
tell. Here is a picture of my guinea pigs playing Scrabble.
They also like to watch the Star Wars Trilogy on the TV,
although they have to sit really close to see it.
The orange one, Ippie, is very fond of Chewie and R2D2, mostly
because he looks like Chewie and sounds like R2. The black
one, Caesar, is very fat and mean, and he likes Emperor Palpatine
and Jabba the Hutt. Once I was talking about Episode I, and
both my guinea pigs started squealing and begging me, so I
had to tell them the movie theater wouldn't sell them tickets.
neighbor has a dog named Chewbacca, who has fur about the
same color as Chewie's, but he's very dumb. (The dog, not
the neighbor.) One of my dogs, (named Worf--my brother is
a Star Trek fan) is incredibly afraid of my Darth Vader model,
and whenever he sees it, he hides under the bed.
I almost forgot...my brother had a guinea pig a few years
ago named Betty, but I called her Darth Vaderette because
her face resembled his mask. I never managed to get a good
picture of her, though. :( "
CAT ACTS LIKE DARTH VADER!
mailed us this little story: "My cat isn't named after
any SW character, but he acts like Darth Vader! He is always
trying to hurt my dog and other cat!"
Hyatt wrote the following e-mail: "I have reason to believe
that our dog is related to the Empire Hoth Wampa, take a look
at the picture and see why!"
DOG NAMED JAINA SOLO!
Trainee Andrea Gomolak wrote us: "At my house, we have
a dog named Jaina Solo (Gomolak), y'know, after Han and Leia's
daughter. The way we got that name was when we first got her,
we were trying out names that she answered to. All of a sudden
(after thinking about Star Wars all the night before) I yelled,
"Jaina!" It stuck. We've had her for about 2 or 3 months now-
and she is the weirdest dog I've ever met."
DOG AND AMARA'S FASHION SHOW
got some funny stories from Andrew Brown about his dog: "I have
a dog named Bear.One normal day a very un-normal Bear somehow
put in "Return of the Jedi" and took out my star wars action
figures and waited until I got back from picking up the playroom."
It looks like your dog is a real Star
Wars fan! Andrew also had another story:
"Once when I was playing with the paper
doll I printed off from
the "fashion show" my dog came and took
it away then she buried it in my back yard and I never found
it since then!"
This is Darth! No, I'm not talking about
the mask on the left: Darth is the name of the cat who is sniffing
at Vader's helmet on the right side of the picture! Darth is
the cat of Scott Chitwood, one of the members of the team of
TheForce.net. His neighbors used to have a shaggy brown dog
A father wrote us to tell us that his
two boys, ages 5 and 8, have a cat that's called Anakin! They
must be very happy that Anakin is playing such a big role in
the new Star Wars movie!
THE ROYAL RAT!
Bryn Doherty has named his rat after a
princess! Listen to this: "Hi there, Rebel Friends! I LOVE Star
Wars and right now I'm watching Return of The Jedi. I am training
to become a Jedi Knight and so is my pet rat...well, I'm trying
to persuade her...her name is Leia. The fur on her head is even
black, but not in rolls like the original Leia's.Just like the
real Leia, she isn't afraid to use her power...on tissues that
Lyle Earl also wrote us some time ago:
"I have a month year old kitten. I named it Chewy (Chewbacca)
and that is my story"
nice, Lyle. I hope your cat Chewy will be just as nice as
Chewbacca, but that he'll stay a bit smaller!
Dj wrote: "This is a pic of my EVIL cat
Maul Starring in The Phantom Cat". Very cool picture!
OF STAR WARS TOYS
We received an e-mail from Will Law: "here's something to
add to your star wars pets. I dont have a picture but I have
a story to tell: my dog is always chewing up my star wars
toys! I keep having to hide them!"
CAT CALLED KASHYYYK
Here's what Ian Dimmick wrote us:
is a picture of our Cat. His name is Kashyyyk - named after
Chewbacca's home planet.
did we call him that? - It just sounded like a cool name for
a cat to us, and everyone asks where the name comes from as
it's not as obvious as some star wars choices!"
thanks for the picture. "Kashyyyk"... Now that's the first
cat I've ever heard of that has been named after a planet!
I heard of a planet named after a dog though... Pluto!
STAR WARS PETS!
wrote us this: "I don't have any Pets with the names but
I think you'll laugh about this. I am a dog groomer and I see
all the pet names possible, but one day -about 5 years ago-
in my store we had about 25 dogs come in for grooming and we
had the whole Star Wars Cast, every dog that day wars named
after a Character! Just thought you would like the laugh."
AND CHARLOTTE'S STAR WARS DOG
Here's a nice picture of Jared's and Charlotte's
dog. Jared is 12 years old and he loves Star Wars. Charlotte
is his sister. Apparently their dog loves Star Wars too!
Rice sent us two pictures of his cats: Kethry (Jabba the Cat)
and Tarma (Ewok). Later, Ken might add his newest cat, Pixelatious
Crumb (Pixel is his kittens actual name).
Glancey turned a picture of his friendly dog into a picture
of a Sith Dog. "I took a picture of my dog Solomon and a picture
of Darth Maul and morphed them together with a bit of Photoshop
received this funny e-mail: "My cousin Jeff has a dog named
Chewy.And he lives up to his name.He chews on everthing!"
"AUGIE'S" GREAT MUNICIPAL
wrote us this wonderful story: "I have a dog. He's a golden
retriever, a year and a half. A great dog... very cheerful,
happy. He's my companion when no one else in my house wants
to watch ANH, ESB, or ROTJ with me again.... When we got him
in december of '97, he was a little tiny puppy. His name's
Augie. Spelled just like that. When I finally looked at the
soundtrack, I was quite surprised to see the last song named
after my dog!"
IT UP, FUZZBALL!
Jeremy Roth wrote: "I thought I'd tell you about my 14
year old cat. He's your basic yellow/tan mix cat, and we named
him Fuzz Ball from the Han Solo quote "Laugh it up, fuzz ball!"
in response to Leia's comment in "The Empire Strikes Back".
Needless to say, he is a cool cat."
FETT, A FRIENDLY DOG
Jonson wrote us: "Hi! I have a pet dog; she's a golden
retriever. Her name is Boba Fett but she's not mean. love, Anya
GOAT NAMED SOLO...
& Solo Walker wrote us: "Believe it or not, I got a pet
goat a while back and named her Solo, because she was the only
goat we owned. Then, I saw Star Wars for the first time, and
my heart nearly stopped at the mention of Han Solo!
We're thinking about getting another pet & name it Han! MTFBWY
(May The Force Be With You), Ciara & Solo Walker "