The Star Wars universe is filled with monsters that range from nightmare inducing to cuddle worthy, and many that look like the four-legged friends who sleep next to us at night. This character roll call proves that our dogs are the ultimate Star Wars inspiration:
Foxy has lightsaber in paw, ready to defeat the dark side while looking pretty darn adorable.
“Han, mabookie …” Jabba the Pug honors his Tatooine namesake in pose and attitude.
Go on, say it. “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” Cookie channels Princess Leia like a professional cosplayer.
What’s this? An Ewok and a Wookiee getting chummy in the tub?
No, a dog named “Vader” doesn’t have to be black. Vader the Frenchie shows the truth beneath the mask.
Vader’s brother, Obi-Wan the Frenchie, tries to keep the household on the light side of the force.
Oh no, a Battle Droid has captured BB-8!
“I’d just as soon kiss a Wookiee.” Um, yes please.
“Never give up, and good luck will find you.” Wait a sec … wrong movie.
Spotted! The rare albino Ewok.
Red light saber. Don’t let that adorable face fool you, Javi is fighting for the Dark Side.
Shhh, Jabba’s sleeping. Make a break for it, Leia!
“For over a thousand generations, the Jedi knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the old Republic … before the dark times … before the empire.”
Dudley has mastered pitiful Porg-face.
Adorable Mila doesn’t need to costume to cosplay an Ewok. She lives it every day.
“Well, short help is better than no help at all.” Ziggy the Ewok resents your size discrimination, Han.
“Fetch or fetch not. There is no try.”
Victoria Schade is a dog trainer, author & speaker who has contributed to The Washington Post, Martha Stewart, and other publications.