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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.

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

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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