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Uggie the Dog Wears 18-Carat Gold Bone Bowtie at Oscars

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If you watched the Academy Awards last night, you likely saw this charming canine named Uggie who was the doggie star of The Artist.

Uggie is a 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who plays the companion of George Valentin in The Artist. Unfortunately, he is retiring from acting due to a neurological disorder, but not before rocking a fancy dog tag at the Oscars last night.

According to the article in US Weekly, “Uggie wore a custom-made Chopard bowtie of 18 carat gold and satin. Designed by Chopard’s Co-President and Artistic Director Caroline Scheufele, the dog-boned shaped charm featured Uggie’s name.”

This fancy piece of pet bling has a happy ending: now that the Oscars are over, it will be auctioned off and proceeds will be donated to The Amanda Foundation which helps homeless pets.

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2 Responses to Uggie the Dog Wears 18-Carat Gold Bone Bowtie at Oscars

  1. Heather says:

    Wow, that is quite the bling! I love that they are auctioning it off for charity.

  2. Emily says:

    Uggie the dog was definitely my favorite attendee at the Oscars

    http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2012/02/uggie-dog-attends-oscars

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