Crazy moment #2 involved Carisa and a puppy. Our Production Coordinator just bought a brand new "Puggle" puppy two weeks earlier. It's a mix between a pug and a beagle. [Side note: Everyone was uber-judgey that she bought it from a shopping mall. Apparently, there’s a stigma attached...I had no idea. The implication was that puppies from the mall are like full of worms, disease and genetic defects.]
Anyway, he was cute as hell and appeared to have all his chromosomes. He lived in a cardboard box in the office with a blanket and a wee pad. He made the rounds, mostly suspended in thin air, and was loved by cast and crew alike.
Around 3:30 p.m. on elimination day, a horrible, puppy shriek filled the air. Something was wrong. Very wrong. I ran down the carpeted hallway of the PDC and saw Carisa, with her mouth wide open. She'd dropped the puppy the equivalent of ten dog stories and he was lying on the floor motionless. Luckily, he lived. Let's just say it wasn't the most endearing thing she'd ever done.
Truth be told, Carisa was already on thin ice with her handlers...and this didn't help. Right around episode 6, she'd started to display "diva like" behavior. Stories began to circulate about gruff demands for Diet Cokes (I NEED one like ASAP, ok!?) and other similar offenses. Just like Goil, everyone's true colors were beginning to show.