Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Everyone's favorite Jack Russell Terrier, Uggie, has joined the greats of acting with his very own paw print ceremony at Hollywood's famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Denied an Oscar because the rules of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences state nominees must be human and named ineligible for a BAFTA from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for the same reason AND because his acting motivation is sausages, Uggie's celebrity status has prevailed.
The ceremony also marks Uggie's retirement from the movies. At 10 years of age, Uggie will keep his paws in by attending only charity events from now on. Winner of the 2011 Palm Dog Award at the Cannes Film Festival, adorable Uggie is a great spokes-dog for adoption. With an early life history reminiscent of another favorite canine actor Moose (Eddie on Frazier), Uggie was on his way to the pound because his human family found him too much to handle. Enter Omar Von Muller, Uggie's pet dad and trainer, who saved the day by adopting Uggie.
I don't believe Hollywood has seen such a big outpouring of fan attention for a canine since the heydays of Rin Tin Tin and Lassie. So, congratulations Uggie - you are a genuine star at our household. Enjoy your fame enjoy your retirement and if you're ever in Brooklyn, let us know. Annie would love to meet you!