People Can’t Believe Ted Cruz’s Poodle, Who He Left Back Home With A Security Guard, Is Actually Named ‘Snowflake’


There’s a lot to unpack about the Ted Cruz Cancún story, which has dominated the news since late Wednesday night. There’s the optics of jetting off to a beach vacation while his fellow Texans froze. There’s conservatives’ sad attempts at spin. There’s the obvious, schoolboyish lies from Cruz himself. There’s the images of the senator in a sad polo wheeling a carryon around an empty airport. There’s the memes. And if all this weren’t enough, there’s also this: He left behind a poodle, and the poodle’s name is actually “Snowflake.”

Just to clarify, this was taken around 1pm central on Thursday. It’s possible Ted brought the poodle back from Cancun with him, or that a family member was staying behind to take care of the dog.
— Michael Hardy (@mkerrhardy) February 18, 2021

An Intelligencer reporter actually scoped out the Cruz house in Houston, where he found only a security guard and, visible through the glass door, Snowflake, a poodle left home alone by a family that sought warmer climes. This is obviously the least of the worries in this case; the dog did have some paid company, at least. (Although it’s not clear if Snowflake spent at least some time in a frozen house, as the Cruzes were among the millions in the Lone Star state to lose power. It came back on at some point Thursday.)
But a lot of people took pause with the deranged detail that Cruz would hate sensitive progressives so much he would name his dog — a poodle, no less — after the right-wing’s favorite insult for them.

They named the dog … Snowflake.
— David Gura (@davidgura) February 19, 2021

I thought it couldn’t get worse for Ted Cruz then I learned he ditched his pet poodle at home named Snowflake when he left town
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) February 19, 2021

Cruz’s dog is named Snowflake. I feel like he’s doing this on purpose now.
— Khaldoun Khelil (@kkhelil) February 19, 2021

Live look at Snowflake when Ted Cruz comes through the door:
— MeltLikeButta (@JWButta) February 19, 2021

This is the poodle Ted Cruz left alone at his Houston home. The poodle’s name is Snowflake. Not kidding.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) February 18, 2021

You can’t make this crap up. And the dog’s name is “Snowflake.”
— Lance It’s a new day. (@LanceUSA70) February 19, 2021

Snowflake hardest hit.
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) February 18, 2021

Wait @tedcruz also abandoned his dog who is ironically named snowflake???
— Rachel “The Doc” Bitecofer (@RachelBitecofer) February 19, 2021

.@tedcruz left Snowflake at home with a security guard while he went to Cancun with the fam >
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) February 19, 2021

What does one call a snowflake if the very thing they are scared of is a snowflake
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) February 19, 2021

The poodle’s name appears to be Snowflake. Which is probably how it felt being left behind without heat in subzero weather
— Michael Hardy (@mkerrhardy) February 18, 2021

Will Sean Hannity grill Cruz about his poodle’s name? Or will he try to spin that, as he’ll undoubtedly spin this whole Cancún affair? In any case, this is only arguably the most humiliating thing Cruz has ever brought upon himself, and he was once owned by the star of his favorite movie.
(Via Intelligencer)