Chopra's Dog Helped Jackson Overcome Canine Fear

Author and entrepreneur GOTHAM CHOPRA is convinced his beloved pet pooch Cleo helped MICHAEL JACKSON overcome his fear of dogs.
The socialite visited the pop superstar at his Neverland Ranch home with his father Deepak one weekend and, not knowing about the King of Pop's fear, took his canine friend with him.
In his new book Walking Wisdom, Chopra recalls, "Michael's fear of dogs was well documented, attributed to the fact his father had had violent fighting dogs when Michael was a kid.
"Alas, what hadn't been written about was his change of heart. I'm not going to speculate that Michael ever did get over his fear of dogs, but I can say that he did get a dog - several, if memory serves - over the years for his kids.
"I like to think that... Cleo had a lasting impression on him, and for a brief time, turned into friendship."


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This story from Chopak is completely false...if you read and look at pictures from the early 70's the Jackson Family had a German Shepherd.; so why would Michael be afraid of dogs, and he was very, very fond of animals.. snakes, llamas, chimpanzee and he is afraid of a dog!!! GET REAL another blood sucker making money off his name/fame... these people are sick... and if you notice all of them are of the caucasian race!!
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I totally agree with your feelings about all the people that are trying to cash in on Michael now that he's gone from us but please don't make it about race. It wasn't Michael's way and because we love him, it shouldn't be ours.
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Well, the Chopras aren't caucasian lol but think of it this way. No matter how many stories are made up by celebrities & other people who abandoned Michael in life, the fans will fight for his legacy. Michael is LARGER THAN LIFE!! His legacy was NOT ripped away from him (as the medialoid so tried to do) The Lord takes care of people better than you or I can. Karma is a bitch & it's real. These people can talk all they want, till they choke on money. No amount of money can save your soul and Michael realized this, which is why his career was trashed and he was labeled crazy. He railed against the corrupt entertainment industry. He's not the first, he won't be the last. Those "friends" of Michael were friends to his fame, notoriety, wealth, NOT to him. They will all suffer worse fate.
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The Chopras are opportunistic. They were NOT close to Michael before his death. Deepak Chopra is a fraud. He immediately came on TV after Michael's death talking about pain killers, etc. Would he know what was happening if he was no longer close to Michael? NOMichael's legend is messianic which is why the media and hypocritical, two-faced celebrity media will use his failings, triumphs, strenghts, weaknesses, mental frailties, emotional burdens as a topic for discussion and correlation till the end of time. Michael's 'mess' and his 'eccentricities', 'poor judgment', change in physical appearance, family dysfunction, etc. should be celebrated. It gave people things to talk about, which they STILL talk about. It gave them things to mock and degrade and make fun of but those people were loathing themselves, their own insecurities and paranoia, projecting them onto Michael. "Bhodi" is a good example of these kind of people. They judge Michael for his mistakes but they feed off Michael's mistakes. Ohm Shanti to people of a MJ "cult" Bhodi?Are you not of the "cult" Bhodi if you feed into it? Are you not fascinated by such a "cult" Bhodi if you constantly discuss it, relish it, loathe it, mock it, degrade it??? Are you not the biggest "cult" follower of Michael if you consume his every mistake in life Bhodi? Ohm Shanti Bhodi, your karma is consumed by Michael's missteps which would make you the biggest "cult" of them all.
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To use "RACE" is in correct that would be being a racist............The media is the problem, the tabloids, the bad journalists, the TV on some programs........these people do not do their research.......if hey would research the TRUTH!!!!!!!!!! they would not make such ignorant statements..........
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BTW, Deepak Chopra conveniently claimed to write part some of the lyrics to Earth Song AFTER Michael's death. How ridiculous. Why wasn't Deepak telling us that when Michael was living? He kept talking about Michael taking oxycontin, a drug that was NEVER found in his autopsy. It also seems Oprah's recent comments on the Thriller success "paralyzing" Michael backfired. fortune.cnn.com/2010/10/04/oprah-doesnt-want-to-be-michael-jackson-the-back-story/
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All I can say is Woof Woof:}
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Helloooooo, I'm back. He's black and I'm mad. Who let the dogs out? Woef, woef, woef.
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