Miley Cyrus posted a selfie to Instagram to show that she doesn't shower alone!
But, on this occasion at least, her companion was her new puppy, Emu. In Touch reported that Miley told her fans a couple of days ago, also via Instagram, that she had finally replaced her beloved dog, Floyd, who died some months ago. She wrote:
"I welcomed Emu Coyne Cyrus into the family a couple days ago. Been keepin' him a secret 'cause sometimes I'm weird like that. It's taken some time to be ready for this next step and loving again. There will never be anyone like Floyd. There was a bond that was so deep it's irreplaceable but that's not what I am trying to do.
Never will I replace Floyd and that's something I had to take time to understand. We had a very special memorial service for Floyd and I felt my angel Floydy give Emu his blessing. I prayed to Floyd to give him a touch of his awesomeness and he has."
Miley's affection for Emu is obvious in the photo, But she needs to be careful; kissing dogs on the mouth can be dangerous - just a different kind of danger from kissing humans.
While it's true that dogs cannot transmit AIDS, HIV, hepatitis or any other high-risk human diseases, other disease transmission is a risk. Roundworms, which can sometimes result in blindness in children, can be transmitted from dogs to people.
And everyone knows that a standard dog greeting for other dogs involves licking each other's private parts. Well, actually, come to think of it, not so different from humans, just a small difference in the time-frame.
But I digress. The fact is that Miley Cyrus really misses Floyd, and has not hidden her distress by very publicly mourning his loss. She even gave away a puppy that her mother had given her, saying it was to soon for her to think about a replacement.
However, now sufficient time has elapsed and Miley is ready to welcome a new companion into her life -- and into her shower! She wrote, "Let your pups play and get dirty," offering her puppy parenting advice. "Giving them a bath is so cute and fun. #dirtyhippiedogs."
Well it sure is fun for Emu. Not everyone would own up to being kissed in the shower by Miley Cyrus.