The Hard Part Was Finding a Ghostwriter Who Spoke Terrier

The scene-stealing star of the silent film The Artist won’t be silent much longer; Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier, has a book deal. The animal actor, whose retirement was announced earlier this year, also starred in the films The Descendants and Water for Elephants. The memoir Uggie: My Story will be published in October.



  1. Yaaaayyyy Uggie! (Whar’s them pompoms? [pornporns?] They need a’shakin!)

    Will he be doing book signings? What a good boy!

  2. 260Oakley says:

    Alternate title: The Good, the Bad, and the Uggie
    Get your copy and start dog-earring it today!

  3. Is it going to be a tail all book?

  4. lightkeeper says:

    Who said Uggie couldn’t speak 😉

  5. I’m with Scorcese, Blackie was robbed.

  6. Fird Birfle says:
  7. Fird Birfle says:

    ALSO LURVE the hoovertext here. ACHINGLY precise bit. 🙂

  8. victoreia says:

    *golf clap*

  9. Wvaden says:
  10. Yay Uggie! He is the cutest dog ever! Can’t wait to read the book!

  11. rooanne says:

    I just watched The Descendants and can’t recall a doggie in the movie. Can anyone enlighten me?

  12. Fird Birfle says:

    *YAY* & pompoms for 260!!

  13. mousie says:

    The Oak is on fire! 🙂

  14. Fird Birfle says:

    hi rooanne!!
    er…while Geo Clooney & friends are in the Descendants ….. Uggie ISN”T 🙂

    Uggie and some humans are in other films.The one for which he has recently been becoming popular, is called The Artist and (I think) is mostly silent and Black/ white (although I”m not certain of the b/w part) ….

    Below is some stuff from a wikkip. article, which I thought was a bit out of the ordinary publicity and which made me smile …

    Early life and family

    Uggie was rejected by at least his first two owners as being too wild.[1] He was about to be sent to a dog pound, but was adopted by animal trainer Omar Von Muller after his friends alerted him to the dog.[1] Von Muller only intended to foster the dog while he found him a new home, but decided that Uggie should stay.[2] He said of the dog, “He was a crazy, very energetic puppy, and who knows what would have happened to him if he [had] gone to the dog pound. But he was very smart and very willing to work. One of the most important thing[s] is that he was not afraid of things. That is what makes or breaks a dog in the movies, whether they are afraid of lights, and noises and being on sets. He gets rewards, like sausages, to encourage him to perform, but that is only a part of it.

    and here’s a pic (peeps, plz forgive the length of my text and also the length of this url. I did click over, to the screen with the shorter url and the pic was an awkward size on / in that screen),r:1,s:89,i:7&biw=853&bih=578

  15. Fird Birfle says:

    oops AGAIN (I hereby give up, on myself 🙂 )

    acc. to numerous internet page citations, Uggie *IS* cited as being in the film
    The Descendants …however when I then attempted to do an image + Uggie + Descendants search for images …… nuttin’ but Geo Clooney / no images of the dog in the fim.

    *puzzled….maybe it’s too-recently released film for somebody to have captured a still shot?? or they didn’t anticipate needing publicity shots from this film for the puppeh.*

    *sorry for my incomplete background research and WRONG-ness!!!


  16. Fird Birfle says:

    Here are some awesome (believe it or not) M. Stewart – created (or publicized)
    POM POMS !!!

  17. Emmberrann says:

    Maybe Uggie was in one of those scenes where they have extras walking through the shots, sort of like “film-bombing?” And Firdy, we love you anyway.

  18. rooanne says:

    Wow, thank you for all the research, Fird!! (& don’t give up on yourself) Well maybe he was in a scene that didn’t make it into the movie. I know my memory is getting worse, but I JUST watched it and was not able to recall seeing him….
    Interesting that he was deemed “too wild”; i think it’s just like a lot of kids who have ADHD but what it really is is they are lively and intelligent and need some direction for that to find what they are good at.

  19. Fird Birfle says:

    You’re welcome.

    BTW, I’ve also heard MANY programs/ read books/ articles that an astonishing proportion of our renowned “extra-insightful” people (Einstein, various others) might have actually had some dyslexic aspects … what they use to over-compensate for the “basic reading” that doesn’t seem to work right, ends up with “out of the box” insights/ systems…