Uggie, the star of the Academy Award winning film The Artist, is now helping shelter pets! I didn’t see that movie (in fact I hadn’t heard of it until it won the award, I’m so out of the loop!) but I can tell Uggie is adorbs.
Before capturing the hearts of people, Uggie was just another shelter dog looking for a loving family and a warm home. After two families gave him up, Uggie was finally adopted permanently. His story has ignited concern over the amount of animals abandoned, and now with his help he can save other unwanted pets.
Aw, poor Uggie. How sweet that he is a star now!
I think about dog actors a lot. I’m completely opposed to chimp actors and elephant actors but dog actors seem a bit different? Especially if the dog actor was adopted. If you are breeding 101 dalmatian puppies that will just be thrown away after the movie, that’s one thing, but saving a pup from a shelter is very different. So I’m like, maybe it’s OK? Because a lot of dogs actually thrive on and even need little “jobs” to do in order to be happy, but does that mean a literal job is good for them?
I hope so. But I’m just waiting for a scary undercover dog actor expose to come out. Thoughts?