Dog Names that Start with 'Es' in Pop Culture
Have you ever lost a dog? Have you ever lost your best, most devoted friend to disease or old age or injury? They come into our lives in a variety of ways, at any age, and in any health condition, then they snuggle, cuddle, and waggle their way into our hearts, frequently filling a space you didn’t realize was there. They become part of you; they go everywhere with you, they hurt when you hurt, cry when you cry, and they laugh when you laugh. All they want is to be close to you, get your approval and love you unconditionally. Then, after all of this, sometimes after many years of deep relational bonding, they die. Suddenly, that gap they filled (you know, the one you didn’t know you had until they came into your life) is empty again, and you look around for something to fill you up again, but find nothing. Our pop culture spotlight is a dog who filled that gap for an actress after she lost her best friend of 19 years.
Esther is a chocolate Pomeranian who comes into the life of the actress, Fran Drescher after she had lost Chester, her Pomeranian best friend of 19 years, who not only was her constant companion but who also nursed her back to health from cancer. Chester left a hole in her heart that she described as “big as the Grand Canyon.” About six months after Chester’s death, Esther came into Fran’s life, but as you can imagine, she had a pretty big hole to fill.
Fran will tell you that, when she first saw Esther, she looked like a bat and was very teensy. She took a great deal of ribbing and was the brunt of many jokes and jibes due to Esther's size and unusual color - she was a chocolate brown! She was frequently mistaken for a small bear, even stopped from boarding a plane because they didn’t allow bears on the plane!
Esther’s tiny size fits perfectly into Fran’s life, frequently seen in a variety of episodes in the sitcom Happily Divorced in which Fran was starring. Though Esther came from a pet store, Fran supports animal rescue services and openly hails the intelligence behind the rescue services specializing in smaller dogs for the elderly and those living in apartments and condos. This specialization fills a need previously unaddressed, uniting many pets with loving owners who provide the forever home we all desire.