“Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog”: How is Reggie Going to Be Famous?

Bob has been on the phone and on Zoom meetings with Pilkington his agent. It is a no brainer. I am going to be featured in a Disney animated film and the money is unbelievable. Bob knows the financial details and all I know is he keeps saying that we are rich. The best part is that I don’t have to be on set and away from Dillie the Westie, Fay and Bob and I get to stay in Toronto. But there are promotional stops Disney had negotiated with us. Of course the more we promote the wider the distribution and the more money we make. Bob had instructed Pilkington to arrange a “Reggie cut” of the revenue. .05% of net revenues from the film will be directed towards two Egyptian canine rescue organizations. Bob thinks of everything!

One of our stops on the promotional tour will be in Cairo which makes me very frightened yet excited. I have a nightmare I will be lost in Cairo and end up as a street dog. But I will be with Bob who will protect me and hold me tight. Bob and Pilkington negotiated a torrid 14-day blitz for PR purposes with our own private jet. London, Paris, Berlin, Athens, Cairo, Saudi Arabia, United States (Chicago, New York, Boston and Los Angeles) and Stockholm to start. .Dillie the Westie, Fay and two bodyguards will be with me!

I am thankful some of the money from the animated film will go to help street dogs rescued in Cairo. Bob has added two million dollars to establish “Reggie’s Rescue Society” in Cairo and another two million dollars to establish a “Reggie’s Rescue Society” in Toronto. Bob has also ensured on the promotional tour we stay in hotels near parks so Dillie and I can go on walks.

I have no desire to be famous other than imagining when they speak about “Lady and the Tramp” they will also mention “Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog”. And money will go to help dogs tossed out onto the street in Cairo.

Disney has lined up voices for the animated film about me. My voice will be that of Canadian Rick Mercer. Fay’s voice will be Jennifer Aniston. Bob’s voice will be that of Spanish Shakespearean actor Eduardo San Juan Breña and Dillie’s voice will be that of Ewan McGregor for the right Scottish ancestry of Dillie the brave and proud Scottish West Highland Terrier.

Despite all this excitement Bob and Fay keep a low profile. The Canadian media hasn’t much of an idea about this Disney film so we lead a quiet life like nothing has changed. I appreciate the simple things in life that are unheard of for street dogs in Cairo…..love, clean water and that tasty chicken kibble. But the adventure that awaits us fascinates me but I hear Anwar in my dreams saying be careful my little one, Does he know something from the world beyond?

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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