I don’t know about you but for me, tenderness towards animals is always a definite plus when it comes to men. A guy who treats animals with love and respect is always sexy in a way.
British actor Tom Hardy definitely has that as a plus. He has always proclaimed his love for dogs publicly and proudly and you definitely have to admire that. In so many interviews he speaks about the love he has for dogs, which he claims not to be an obsession, but just pure love. If you are a dog lover, you will smile at the way he cares for his dogs.
He says that for him, “a dog actually is the heart of a family in many ways. A dog is important because its unconditional love is there, and it’s the heart of the home. If a dog is there, and a dog is happy and it’s safe and it’s lying on the floor, then you know it’s a happy home.”
He likes to talk about how he always took his dogs to his acting classes the same way we see him now taking them to his film premieres. You probably saw him in the premiere of “The Drop” with his co-star Zora the Pit Bull, or in “Legend” with his dog Woodie.
But he doesn’t take the dogs as an accessory like in a Paris Hilton kind of way— he takes them as his companions with whom he actually wants to spend time with.
For Hardy, dogs are very special creatures. He has actually said that in many ways, he sees himself as a dog deep down inside. In his words, “Dogs are the most amazingly loyal creatures who will sit and watch the wall with you all day if that’s what you’re doing, and that’s cool, as long as they feel part of the team, and that they’re useful, and I feel that way as well.”
Speaking so openly about his love for dogs is also intended to help them. He supports adoption as the only option and he has actively participated in many PETA campaigns.
Also, he is trying to change the wrong image people still have of Pit Bulls. He defends them and claims that the image of them being dangerous dogs is wrong, since they are loyal and sensitive animals who once even got the role of the nanny in the family.
“In the right hands, that dog could be a very different dog.”