Good news, everybody! Although Sansa Stark’s direwolf on Game of Thrones died on television, the actual animal playing Lady now has the perfect home: that of Sophie Turner, the actress who plays Sansa on the hit HBO show based on George R. R. Martin‘s series, A Song of Ice and Fire. The character, a dog whose real name is Zunni, was killed off in the first season after (future King) Joffrey got himself bit by Sansa’s sister’s wolf.
In an interview with Coventry Telegraph, 17-year-old Sophie discussed her home life (she still lives with her parents despite her skyrocket to fame, which is rad) and how she hangs out there:
“Growing up I always wanted a dog, but my parents never wanted one. We kind of fell in love with my character’s dire wolf, Lady, on set.
We knew Lady died and they wanted to re home her. My mum persuaded them to let us adopt her.”
I am admittedly oh-so-jealous of Sophie for getting to hang out with that gorgeous, giant and awesome dog all the time. Of course, there are tons of other animals who have “died” in television shows and films I would totally be down with snagging and snuggling ’til the end of time. Let’s take a look at some of them, shall we? Perhaps you and I’s taste in adorable animals totally lines up.
Photo: HBO’s Game of Thrones.