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.