The Acting Dog That Will Leave You Baffled

17 Jun 2016 | by | Posted in: Wag News

Saying everything without saying a word! Moving people to tears with just the look in their eyes, bringing even the most stone hearted people to their knees to reciprocate the love and passion they hold. That is a dog for you.And when this beautiful creature takes on the movie scene, it brings more emotions in our head that we ever thought was possible. One such story is that of a little pooch named ‘Uggie’. Uggie passed away in August, last yer,let's look at 5 of those infinite things to remember him by:

SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 19:  Uggie the dog poses with a copy of his book "Uggie : My Story" at Barnes & Noble 3rd Street Promenade on October 19, 2012 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

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1. The Silent Movie Actor 

Uggie was a Jack Russell Terrier that played the companion to the lead actor in the movie ‘The Artist’. The dog’s presence in the movie made it difficult for the actors in the sense that they had to master the art of emoting silently, something Uggie was already a master of.


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2. Awards In His Honour

The little fella was so adored onscreen that he won various accolades ranging from Palm Dog Award at Cannes to the Golden Collar award; an award ceremony made just to honour Uggie. He stole the limelight from the humans wherever he went including the Golden Globe Ceremony in 2012.


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3. His Never-Ending Energy

Uggie was an energetic dog, adopted by Von Mueller from a friend who couldn’t handle the dog’s high octane energy. Von Mueller helped Uggie channel his energy into movies and he was an instant hit.


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4. His One Last Cameo

He retired from acting in 2012, only to come out from retirement one last time for a cameo in ‘The Campaign’ and for an episode of ‘Key & Peele’.

5. The Last Days Of Love

Uggie was 13 when he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and in his last days, it became so painful that Von made the heartbreaking decision of putting him to sleep. Von hopes that Uggie is now in a big doghouse somewhere in the sky with lots of happy energetic dogs like him and an endless supply of chicken and hotdogs.


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Uggie bewitched one and all by his charms. Even god was smitten and that is the reason, we believe, that he called him to be by his side. Uggie may have left the physical world, but his memories, his energy, his love and his love for hotdogs will live on with us. But his absence has left a colossal hole in our hearts.

R.I.P. Uggie, the little fella who made us laugh and made us cry.

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