Wonderful news for fans of Uggie. And that includes me. This mighty big screen talent has been honoured by Hollywood for his wonderful screen turn in The Artist.
Hold on Jean Dujardin – winner of Best Actor Oscar 2012- get in the queue and best paw forward, Uggie.
Not only did Uggie steal a march – a well deserved march – on the human stars of The Artist, but he also is the first canine in front of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to have his paws set in concrete. We love you Lassie and respect to Rin Tin Tin but it was Uggie that got their first.
But it has to be said this probably just shows very backward twentieth century attitudes towards dogs! Uggie heralds a new era of dog friendliness at the movies.