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‘Artist’ Canine Star Gets Paws Cemented at Grauman’s

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Lassie who? Uggie, the famed canine star from the Oscar-winning film ‘The Artist,’ recently received a high honor by becoming the very first dog to have his paws cemented at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

The adorable Jack Russell terrier attended the ceremony in style, as he arrived on a fire truck and sported a golden bow-tie. The celebratory event was officially declared “Uggie Day” by Councilman Tom LaBonge in Los Angeles, Calif.

Uggie’s trainer, Omar Van Muller, spoke to the crowd and said, “The main message that Uggie would like to send to everybody out there is to please adopt. He’s adopted. He made it. If you guys can adopt a dog, even if they don’t make it on the big screen, they’ll be big stars at your house.”

Sadly, the celebratory event also marked Uggie’s retirement from show business. Don’t fret, because he will continue to make appearances at charity events and other functions, Van Muller said.

If you’re planning a trip to the famous theater anytime soon, be sure to check out Uggie’s paws. You can also scope out other hand and footprints from stars like John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe and Fred Astaire.

It sounds like Uggie had a good turnout for his ceremony. Even his friends, Lassie and Rin Tin Tin, showed up for his special day. Congrats to the canine star!

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  • don miguelo

    OMG get him out of that cement!! –Unless you meant he had his paw PRINTS cemented…
    Seriously that dog is better than half the stars in movies today hahaha

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