With the sad news that David Bowie passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer, we join the world in remembering his life and eclectic career. But while his body of work has endeared him to generations of fans who mourn his loss, his legacy will also live on through pets who were named in his honor.
Bowie had a condition called anisocoria, wherein one pupil is larger than the other, which gave his eyes the appearance of being two different colors. Though unrelated, it mimicked another rare trait, called heterochromia, that actually does result in eyes being different colors.
Naturally, for folks whose pets have heterochromia, there was no more fitting name for their furry companions than one which paid homage to Bowie.
"I named her after David Bowie. Meet Bowie."
"Our latest addition, little Ziggy Stardust."
"Her name is Bowie"
"David Bowie the dog"
"David Bowie dog :)"
"This is Bowie. He's deaf, he's my best buddy, and he turned 6 today."
"My family used to have a cat called Bowie..."