updated 01/03/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 12/28/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
We’ve seen a lot of pampered pooches on the various Real Housewives installments – Jill Zarin’s Ginger and Dina Manzo’s Grandma Wrinkles come to mind – but none even hold a candle to the series’ new canine star, Gigolo VanderPump.
Smaller than a toy – and possibly even five times cuter – “Giggy,” as he’s called, is adored by his mom, Beverly Hills restaurateur Lisa VanderPump, as we’ve written here before. But did you ever wonder what it’s really like to walk in his shoes? Er, paws?
On Thursday’s episode, we got a peek into Giggy’s lavish life and, boy, is it good. Fetch on the family tennis courts, baths courtesy of Mom and a wardrobe even J.Lo would envy. However, there is a sad story under all that awesomeness: The tiny pup suffers from alopecia, causing him to lose his hair.
Still, dad Ken calls him “the prettiest dog I’ve ever seen in my life,” and we kind of have to agree. As Lisa says in the clip above, in our next lives, we’re coming back as Giggy.
Read more about Real Housewives’ dogs on PEOPLEPets.com:
Bethenny Frankel’s Pup, Cookie, is ‘Very Territorial’
Kelly Bensimon: Big Dogs Come with Big Responsibilities