Silently pour a little out of your dog dish today, because Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier from The Artist that America has fallen in love with, has announced his retirement from showbiz at the age of ten. Which means now if you want to see a talented, dog-faced actor, you’re just going to have to make do Tom Hanks. The Huffington Post reports:
It was a banner year for Uggie, who, for his roles in both The Artist and the circus drama Water for Elephants, has two nominations in the Best Dog in a Theatrical Film category in the first ever Golden Collar Awards. The show will take place on February 13th, just weeks before the big Oscar ceremony. Von Muller is at least keeping it in the family when it comes to replacing Uggie on the big screen; the dog’s brother Dash will be taking over. “Uggie is 10 years old and has done a lot of work; he wants to relax at home,” he said. “If somebody wants to do a movie with Uggie, they’ll just have to deal with Dash!”
Oh Uggie, we didn’t know what we had until it was gone … enjoy your life of retirement! Hopefully, you saved up from all the work you’ve done instead of spending it all on dog hookers and Beggin’ Strips. A friend of mine got hooked on those once … things didn’t end well for him.