Hip-hop star Missy Elliott is so intent on keeping her dogs well dressed she recently spent a staggering $400 (GBP210) on clothing for them.

The WORK IT rapper visited the TeaCups Puppies and Boutique in Hollywood, Florida, and handed over a horde of cash for a ski jumper, an angora sweater, a hooded sweatshirt, a leather coat and T-shirts for her pampered pets on 12 January (05).

But Elliott admits that while she can spoil her dogs with lavish gifts, there's one area where she can't help them, she says, "My dogs jump in the pool and they're stuck swimming for, like, an hour trying to get out because I can't help them."

21/01/2005 20:10