"She's loving retirement," Kavanagh tells The Dodo. "She has gone crazy happy. It was as if she realized she didn't have to behave like a queen anymore and could be a bit cheeky."
Indeed, Tea couldn't shed her high-society image fast enough.
"Yeah, she's so Kramer," Kavanagh adds, referring to the lovable loafer from Seinfeld. "She runs inside so fast that she doesn't think beyond that so once she gets inside she realizes she needs to stop.
"She just makes me smile non-stop. She's so entertaining."
Just a few months in, it seems retirement has been good to the dog whose face once launched a thousand shipments of dog kibble.
Let's just hope Kavanagh still posts pictures.
And keep in mind, tomorrow's cover dog doesn't have to be a meticulously coiffed Afghan hound. Shelter dogs are models too, just waiting for a chance to shine, inside and out.
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