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The Cast of Characters, Human

Our host, Kyra Batte, is a graduate of the University of Arizona and whose credits include: beauty queen, and actress in film, theater and television.

And she is definitely a pet person.

When she was really little, Kyra used to beg her parents to let her have a dog. Her dad finally gave in and got her a pet when she was five -- a bird that she named Tweety. Two more birds named Tweety later, her mom allowed her get a dog: Missy, a toy poodle.

We’re not sure if her mom thought Kyra was responsible enough at age 10 to take care of a dog or if she just couldn’t bear the thought of Tweety the 4th.

Kyra now lives with another toy poodle, Kissy, and a Shih-Tzu Maltese mix named Kujo... Kujo? You should see Kyra's Kujo - not only is he small, but he's really shy!

As you can see from the pictures of the photo shoot, Kyra is a serious puppy charmer. Hmmm...She was a psych major in college. Maybe she took her electives in Advanced Canine Psychology?

If there’s anything that Kyra enjoys as much as pets, it’s travel, so we’re all looking forward to hitting the road with a gal who has major animal magnetism.