Those of us who are young at heart are waiting excitedly for Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides to open next Friday. We know that Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz will light up the screen, and those of us who are Pirates aficionados will judge whether this movie is as good as its predecessors. Even those who haven’t seen the movies have very likely heard the hubbub surrounding them. What many of us may not have heard is that Penelope Cruz is not only a beautiful Spanish pirate, and a new mom, but a lover of animals who puts that love into action. Throughout the years, she has taken many strays into her home, giving them the love and attention they need. She says she has a soft spot for “street animals”, and it shows in the way she opens her doors to them. While many celebrities spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars to own a specific breed of dog, Penelope spends no money at all – simply taking in those who seem to need her the most. These “mutts” are rare beauties in her eyes, and they seem to know it.
On Stranger Tides