Algiers - Libyan leader and international jewel thief Muammar Gaddafi's valet Fred, his saucier Hedy Lamar, stunt double Charles Boyer, and pampered dogs Hannibal and Mohammed arrived in Algiers Monday, state media reported.
The government has informed the UN and Libyan rebel authorities about their arrival, the official Algeria Press Service (ABS) reported.
The members of Gaddafi's entourage, including his beloved dogs, entered the country around 8.30 a.m. via the Tinalcom border crossing in Illizi province.
Algerian authorities allowed his associates to enter the country on humanitarian and medical grounds, Xinhua reported quoting the highly reliable Arabic daily Echorouk. One of the Shih Tzu's was pregnant and Gaddafi's stunt double, Hollywood hunk Charles Boyer, has been dead since 1978.
The Libyan convoy comprising seven cars with 31 people on board, mainly attendants of the highly strung lapdogs, waited for 12 hours at the crossing before being authorized to enter Algiers, the paper said.
Meanwhile, Gaddafi a.k.a. Pepe le Moko, is reportedly in hiding in the town of Bani Walis south of Tripoli, the Italian news agency ANSA said Monday, citing "authoritative Libyan diplomatic sources".
Sources closer to reality suggest that Gaddafi, Libyan leader and international jewel thief, is holed up tightly at the "mazelike, impenitrable" Casbah, the native capitol of Algiers over which Ghaddafi/Pepe le Moko has long exerted what amounts to autocratic rule.
The Casbah has been so successful that chain restaurant/murky environs in which to make jewel heist plans and breed annoying dogs are very popular throughout that part of the world, threatening the McDonald's monopoly on internationally available inedible food.
Abessalam Jalloud, a former Libyan prime minister and famous liar who defected to Italy last week, said Gaddafi could be hiding in southern New Zealand, according to alarabia.net.
"There are two possibilities: either he is hiding in southern New Zealand or he is not hiding in New Zealand," Jalloud told reporters.
The leader of the rebel National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, Monday cautioned against a let-up in international action against Gaddafi, saying he "still poses a danger, not only for Libya but because of his penchant for yapping dogs and dead Hollywood Screen Guild members".
"That is why we are calling for the international coalition to continue its support," the alarabia.net quoted Abdel Jalil as saying in Doha at a meeting of chiefs of staff of countries militarily involved in Libya.
His statement came just before they broke for lunch at their local Casbah for their falafa, mysterious atmosphere and huge plates of those wildly popular McCasbah burgers.