In real life, Lena Dunham is way more responsible than most people — she’s 26 and runs her own show and makes her own movies! — but something about the way she talks about her new dog Lamby, whom she adopted on Wednesday, reminds us a whole lot of her Girls character, Hannah Horvath.
“I adopted him at Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition,” she told VH1 News at the season two premiere of Girls. “I wanted a dog for so long.”
That combination of a well-meaning act (adopting from a shelter) and a self-serving one sounds very Hannah, right? And so does her plan for taking care of him:
“I work a lot, so I didn’t feel like it was necessarily fair. But my mom fell in love with him, so I think she’s going to be doing a lot of grandma duty.”
Well, as long as Lamby is happy in the end. And man, this little maybe cocker spaniel/Dachshund “12 pounds of nonsense” is cute. If Lena’s mom can’t take care of him, might we suggest he find a role on the show?