Even though Teddy doesn’t live in a hotel like Brenda Song’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody dog Yvonna, he lives a pretty sweet life. He is loved (and spoiled) by all of the members of his family, especially his “Mommy” Brenda Song. “He’s not even our puppy, he’s our baby,” says Song of Teddy. Song also argues with her brother over who will get Teddy when they move out; she says she gets to keep Teddy because he is her baby. “I feel sometimes that… I birthed Teddy.”
Ladies, take note: Teddy is quite the mama’s boy. Says Song, “For all the holidays, we buy Teddy gifts and Teddy buys us gifts. Last year, I got a Wish necklace with a dog bone that says “I Love Mommy”, and I have a big frame that says “Teddy Loves Mommy”.” She’s also very protective of her baby. “I haven’t met a puppy good enough for my Teddy yet… Teddy will always be mine. I’ll be the only girl in his life.”
Teddy’s sweet life also involves hanging around with the other celebrity pets on the set of The Suite Life. Dylan and Cole Sprouse, who play the title characters, have two bulldogs: an English Bulldog named Bubba and a French Bulldog named Curry. Teddy enjoys playing with them, but also tormenting them. Song describes his tricks: “They’ll be in the school room, and he’ll go and he’ll bark at them… And then, when Bubba wakes up, he’ll run all the way down to my dressing room and hide.” Teddy also runs around with Ashley Tisdale’s dogs, Blondie and Maui. Apparently, Blondie, the biggest, is afraid of Teddy, while Teddy is afraid of Maui, who is smaller than him. “So it’s literally they just chase each other around. Blondie won’t play with him, and then Maui will come and Teddy won’t play with her. It’s really funny.” It sounds like there are as many antics backstage as there are in the show!
Despite their differences, all of the dogs came together to celebrate Teddy’s birthday. Song threw Teddy a big party, complete with a doggie cake. The cake was probably gourmet, as Teddy doesn’t eat dog food. When the Songs make dinner, they cook up a portion without salt just for Teddy. “He’s a pampered puppy,” says Song. “He’s our perfect dog.”