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Pet Diaries: The Hollywood Dog That Taught Me the Meaning of Gratitude

by Omar Von Muller

March 30, 2013

Uggie on Hollywood Boulevard, Photo courtesy of Rupert Thorpe

When I studied my animals back in my native Colombia I thought I would be teaching them something. Uggie has made me realize that our animals have far more to teach us. Now that he has just turned 10 years old and is retired from show business, I hope to spend the final years of his life following his shining example. This year, instead of attending the Oscars, we cuddled on the couch watching it and I rubbed his ears as I silently thanked my lucky dog star that Uggie came into my life and taught me the most invaluable lesson of all—gratitude.

Photos courtesy of Omar Von Muller

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Pet Diaries: The Hollywood Dog That Taught Me the Meaning of Gratitude