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Bethenny Frankel’s Dog Cookie is Now Following Me on Twitter

by Ilana Angel

September 30, 2010 | 3:50 pm

Cookie Frankel-Hoppy

I loved Bethenny Frankel on The Real Housewives of New York City.  I thought she was relatable, funny as hell, and very entertaining. When she got her own show however, I felt she changed in a negative way, and I did not shy away from sharing my opinion.

Some of Bethenny’s fans are intense.  I was immediately attacked, as were my regular readers, for speaking my mind about Bethenny.  It’s fascinating how polarizing she is, and that she does not acknowledge some of her fans are insane.

I don’t know Bethenny Frankel.  My opinions of her are based entirely on what I see on television.  I want so much for her to get back to the real girl I fell in love with.  She may or may not get there, but this is America so I get to write about it whether people like it or not.

This morning, much to my surprise, Bethenny’s dog “Cookie” started to follow me on Twitter.  Go figure.  Anyone who watches Bethenny on TV, knows she really, really loves her dog.  It’s a super cute dog and we all love her. The dog is listed as Cookie Frankel-Hoppy.

Bethenny has had her dog take her husbands last name and now hyphenates it.  Seriously?  This is the Bethenny that I fell in love with.  I absolutely adore her for having her dog, who was her “baby” for a long time, take her married name with her.  That is fantastically cute.

I think there are a lot of Bethenny fans who are scary and seriously disturbed.  I also think Bethenny got caught up in her fame and became all the things she accused Jill of being.  I also think there are moments where she is her authentic self and it is those moments that I love her.

Bethenny Frankel has a lot of fans and I used to be one. I invested my time and energy into watching her show but I’ve been over her for quite a while.  Today, through Cookie Frankel-Hoppy, I saw the old Bethenny, and was reminded that I actually really like her.

Will I watch her if she is back on television?  Probably.  Will I speak my mind whether people like it or not?  Absolutely.  Do I think it’s insane for people to give their animals Twitter accounts?  Yup.  Do I think Cookie is adorable and fabulously hilarious on Twitter?  Absolutely.

To Cookie, thanks for following me on Twitter.  I imagine you are looking out for your mom and making sure I don’t talk crap about her.  It will probably happen Sweetie, but don’t you worry.  Mommy will be okay and she can take it.  Have a good day, be a good girl, and keep the faith.

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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