Golden Globes

The dog from the movie “The Artist” was a hit on the red carpet and on stage at this years Golden Globes. I saw him perform onstage when the actors came up to accept their Golden Globe for “best motion picture comedy or musical.” He walked on his hind legs and played dead on stage.

Here is the little guy:

Photo: Matt Sayles , AP

The dog’s name is Uggie, and he is a Jack Russel Terrier. He has won a palm dog award, and is in the running for a Golden Collar Award.

I do not know anything about the movie , or how prominently featured this dog actually is. The movie is rated pg 13 and IMDB explains “Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.”

In the movie:

Photo seen here

Standing on the red carpet:

Photo: Joel Ryan, AP

Posing with a Golden Globe:

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If you would like to see more pictures of Uggie or read more about him, see The Washington Posts article ‘The Artist’ dog steals show at Golden Globes.


Have you ever watched the show Wishbone? I loved this show as a kid and it enhanced my love of reading.

Wishbone, which aired on PBS from 1995 – 1998 with reruns until 2001, featured a Jack Russel terrier named Wishbone. As IMDB explains – “An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.” Each episode featured a different classic book, in which Wishbone plays the main character, and the story plays out along with the day in the life of the dog with his owners. The classic story helping Wishbone to explain or teach something happening in his real life. The book story is shortened and simplified, but it does not take anything away from the book and served to show that these stories can be interesting and relevant to kids.

Here are some pictures of Wishbone dressed up in costume for various roles:

There are 48 episodes listed on Wikipedia for the show, where you can see all the books featured and whether the episode has ever been released on DVD or VHS.

Currently available on DVD:

Wishbone features 4 episodes of the show The Impawssible Dream, The Hunchdog of Notre Dame, Hot Diggety Dawg, and Paw Prints of Thieves. Currently $8.73 on Amazon. Each of the episodes is also avaiable seperately on its own DVD for around $7, but it is a much better deal to get this dvd.

Other Interesting Items:

The show’s theme song:

About the dogs who played Wishbone –

The animal actor who played Wishbone most of the time was Soccer the dog. He was in almost every episode of the show. Four other dogs also played Wishbone throughout the series:  Slugger, Shiner, Phoebe, and Bear.