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Clint Eastwood Has A New Animal Friend!

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Sometimes, every once in a while, a story comes down the line that is almost too cute. I know, these days with all the talk of Beyonce’s fake pregnancy, Lindsay’s crackhead dealings, and Courtney Stodden’s existence, it can be hard to believe that a celebrity can have one moment of pure, simple, lovable charm. But believe you me, it’s possible. It’s possible, and Clint Eastwood and his new pal, Lola, are living proof.

“But wait,” you might ask. “Who is this Lola? I assume from that title that she is some sort of animal. What sort of animal would Clint Eastwood befriend? Some trusty steed? A proud old mutt? Maybe a motherf*cking tiger?” No, you guys, and watch your language. Because Clint Eastwood’s new friend is a little bitty squirrel:

Clint Eastwood is obsessed with a squirrel called Lola.

The J. Edgar director came across his furry friend on the Warner Bros. movie lot in Los Angeles, California, and now insists on leaving the door of his office open when he is working so that Lola can stop by whenever she wants.

A source said: “Clint leaves the front door open whenever he’s inside working so Lola can come and go. He gets a kick out of watching her and always keeps a bag of shelled peanuts on the bottom shelf of a bookcase in case she gets hungry. Clint would be so upset if Lola disappeared. He enjoys her company.”

Now, Clint Eastwood is 81 years old. My grandma is three years older than that, bless her heart, and you better believe she would get this tight with a squirrel. She has this precious little crippled poodle that goes with her everywhere. She sleeps with her, she follows her around, she plays outside while my grandma naps on the porch swing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked to my grandma and heard things like “Did you know you can’t bring a dog into the Dollar Tree?” or “Can you imagine they wouldn’t let me bring my dog into church?” So I don’t know if having animal BFFs is an older person thing or if Clint Eastwood and my grandma are both just sweet souls, but man, how weird is it that Clint Eastwood reminds me of my grandma now?

In other Eastwood news that isn’t nearly as adorable, his family is starring in a new reality show from the people who made the Kardashians famous:

Sources connected to the production tell TMZ … the show will explore what it’s like to live in a family of “Hollywood royalty.”  It will focus on the relationship between Clint’s wife Dina Eastwood, their daughter Morgan and Clint’s 18-year-old daughter Francesca … an aspiring actress.

We’re told 81-year-old Clint has agreed to make a couple of cameos — but will not be a main character on the show.

Sources tell us producers are hoping to get the show on the air in the next few months.

But anyway, back to the squirrel. Should I keep an eye out for pictures? I mean, of course I will anyway, but what I want to know is should I share if I find them?

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