For Martha Stewart Fans

A look back at Martha Stewart’s favorite animals

By Nara Schoenberg

Martha Stewart honored her chow chow, Ghenghis Khan, who died in an explosion at a Pennsylvania kennel, with a touching photo tribute on her blog.

We get to see the fluffy red pooch posing on one of Martha’s marble countertops and snuggling in the arms of a human friend.

But we don’t get to see Martha’s other notable animals—and there have been many, from the horses that dared not expose themselves to sunlight to the chickens that laid the eggs that launched a home-decorating trend.

Nostalgic? Curious?

Then check out Pets of Martha Hall of Fame.

Friesian draft horses The horses were kept out of the sun so that their immaculate ebony coats didn’t turn faintly red—and clash with Martha’s stylish gray mansion.

Chilean Araucana chickens The media mogul raised the birds and based a wildly popular paint palette on the colors of their eggs: pale blue, sea foam green and creamy beige.

Paw PawReal name: Kublai Khan Paw Paw Chow Chow Chow. A big favorite with Martha, who claimed she never had to raise her voice to him; he died of renal failure at age 12.

Chinchillas: These South American rodents (think rat-bunny) are nocturnal, active and—this from Martha Stewart Living—require some “special care.” At one point, Martha had 15.

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