Fan Mail

Chelsea and I have received many wonderful letters.
We are flattered by the growing number of fans.
Here are just a select few.


  December 2009

Hi Gayle,
I didn't think it would ever be possible for me to fall in love with someone in a movie, but it just may have happened;)

Today I watched your film. I was charmed from the first minute to the last. I love the film, I love the whole idea of the film and I especially love the last few minutes of the film where you have Chelsea in your arms, bundled up. You're talking about how you and Chelsea have each other. Then a man walks by, you say "Hello" and promptly ask him if he's married and start walking with him. That's ballsy, woman!
Good for you.

I have seven dogs (no I'm not one of those whack job dog people with 12 year old newspapers stacked up all over the house, invisible friends I talk to, a once a month shower schedule, etc.) and I'm so grateful for your sweet film.

As you may know, last week Time magazine called this The Decade From Hell. You've helped us all move a little closer to Heaven.

Continued success with your film.

Paul Hartunian

January 1, 2007

Dear Gayle and Chelsea,

Happy New Year.

A few days ago I was browsing my local public library and spied A Dog's Life and borrowed it. This morning while my kids were still asleep I had a chance to view it with my Miniature Schnauzer Samantha.

I am a sucker for love stories, but never did I imagine this would be one. An unusual love story, but one nonethless.

I am not very elegant at putting words together, but I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for producing such a beautiful film. I laughed and I cried. It was probably the best way to start a new year that I have had in a long time.

Gayle you are, without a doubt, a beautiful, sensitive person, and I hope you find your true love someday.

Chelsea, I wish for you a wonderful long life, and thanks for making me and Samantha happy.

Andrew Hans



Dear Guadalupe,

My family is fond of my dog-ter Chelsea. Some of them think I’m crazy but they don’t let that get in the way. Chelsea would like to have a brother or sister so maybe one day we will have a little two legged child.
How does it feel to be almost famous? Interesting question. There was a big rush right after the NY Times story…television appearances. It’s a like a high. Pretty exciting. Suddenly people want to talk to you, people return your phone calls who wouldn’t before. The question is how long does it last if you are almost famous but not famous, yet. Time will tell but we are enjoying every minute of it and feel very lucky. For example, we would have never received these great letters from you and your classmates had it not been for this publicity. We treasure these interactions more than anything else.
We will make pictures of Chelsea and send them to you and your classmates.

Keep smiling.

Hugs from Gayle
Licks from Chelsea

Dear Ramon,
Thanks for your letter and thinking that I’m famous. Not yet but Chelsea and I are on our way. We look forward to being in a position where we can help lots of kids like you and the doggies of the world. For your second question, those people who are you referring to are my brother and sister-in-law. They didn’t treat Chelsea like trash. They loved her but just didn’t have the time to devote to her since there was a new baby and lots of other kids and dogs. It was my blessing they allowed me to take her. That leads to your last question. I feel like Chelsea saved me. She has given me so much love and taught me the importance of giving. If you could ever have a dog, I’d recommend getting one.

Hugs from Gayle
Licks from Chelsea



Dear Oscar,

Yes, Shih Tzu diva Chelsea sleeps with me most nights. Although she is quite independent and she has her side of the bed and doesn't like me to crowd her. Chelsea does several tricks including rollover. I love dogs. Unfortunately, my passion for cats is far less. That's due to a weird experience in college. My roommate had funky cats that use to pee on the bed. Thanks for writing and keep up the good work.

Hugs from Gayle
Licks from Chelsea

Thanks for the beautiful drawing. Sometimes Chelsea and I feel like we can fly just like a butterfly. How symbolic!

Dear Edith,

What a cute letter. I can’t say I have ever imagined Chelsea with a can of Pepsi in her paw but that could make a great ad for the drink? What do you think? For you next question, no I don’t use an anti-aging cream. I have my dog-ter Chelsea in my life which keeps my stress level down. On the subject of age, Chelsea won’t reveal it. She insists there is age discrimination in Hollywood. She won’t even tell me. You know how celebrities are!
Thanks for writing and good luck with your school work!

Hugs from Gayle
Licks from Chelsea

Thank you for your beautiful drawing of our House of Wonders. As Chelsea grows into a huge star she will need to escape into her House of Wonders filled with so many beautiful things, and beautiful people.

Hugs from Gayle
Licks from Chelsea