ByTheodore Donald Kerabatsos, writer at
I'm a good bowler, and a good man.

The Vampire Diaries star really likes to appear to be the caring type. Whether it's genuine, deep-seated sweetness or one big fat-PR show, it's working - his ravenous fans adore him! Now, he's got a new dog, and to add to his credentials as the caring type of chap it's been revealed that...he rescued it!

What's more, he named it after...Nietzsche!

Yes, Nietzche. The indescribably influential philosopher. All that stuff about the objectivity of truth, and life-affirmation, has clearly rubbed off on the real-life Damon Salvatore. Or it must be one clever dog he's picked up!

Somerhalder said this alongside the photo: "My new girl. Rescued from traffic near the Vampire Diaries stages just a few hours ago-so smart, so beautiful & charming-all a man could ask for in a girl- So happy together. Her name is Nietzsche"

I bet his fans panicked when they saw the term 'new girl', and then breathed a sigh of relief when he revealed it was a canine. Just like his 'new baby' - oh, that swine Somerhalder playing with our emotions! Anyway, the dog is set to be welcomed into a big, vibrant family of animal adoptees from around the world. Somerhalder is already said to have 3 cats residing in his Atlanta loft! One was rescued from a Hawaii jungle, one from New York dungeon and one from Canada.

So, Nietzsche should be welcomed. Hmm...or not? Do I spy jealousy? That's three cats there. And we all know about how well dogs and cats get along...

The other question is, can you just take a dog from the street? What if it escaped from a loving family and they lost it? Also, all these proclamations of being 'so happy together' and being what a man asks for in a girl. Double meaning? Sorry Ms , I'm moving on! There's nothing like a new animal to help you get over heartbreak!



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