No secret is that it’s a fact of life. Chris Evans loves his dog, Dodger. Regularly, the adorable rescue puppy is featured on the 39-year old Avengers Star’s social media and even inked his pet’s name on his chest.
Evans spoke out on Thursday. Jimmy Kimmel Live He spoke out about his decision and said that he had it for “a few decades now.” He stated that he had the tattoo for “a few years” and decided to make it permanent after Dodger was returned.
Evans said that Evans’ tattoo of his dog was one of the most pure relationships he has. Although I have regretted many in my lifetime, this was the first one that stuck.
Evans joked also that Dodger had made him return the favor.
Dodger joked, “Oh I did it,” when he saw the name on his chest. He had no other choice.”
When host Kimmel asked Evans if his pet’s name came from the “Dodger Dogs” sold at the stadium where the Los Angeles Dodgers play, Evans replied, “No, I’m from Boston so it would be sacrilegious to name him after that.”
Longtime Boston Red Sox fan, he added: “It is a much more embarrassing story than I get to now explain every time someone questions me.”
Dodger was credited with his nickname thanks to 1988’s movie Oliver & Company.
“There is a movie called Oliver & Company. Evans stated that it’s an animated Disney film, one Evans grew up with. When I saw him first in shelter I thought, “Oh my god, it looks just like Dodger!” Oliver & Company.’ When I made the decision to take him home, I began thinking about other names. I couldn’t resist Dodger. Then I simply said “I don’t want to over-think it.”
It was the same time last year. Evans spoke with ET About his devotion to Dodger, and the way he hopes that he can one day grow his family.
Dogs are so sweet and pure. A weird, little door unlocks inside of you, this new level of empathy…in a weird way, that type of empathy permeates so many aspects of your life,” he told ET. You know what, it unlocks a bit. It’s like I imagined having kids. It’s something I want to have.