last friday, actress reese witherspoon announced on her instagram page that sadly, her beloved co-pet star, bruiser, from the movie legally blonde, had passed away at 18 years of age.
“with a sad heart, i have to let all the #legallyblonde fans know that bruiser woods (also known as moonie) passed away yesterday. he was a sweet little chihuahua who was very loved. i will never forget all the days we spent together … i’m sure his tail is wagging in the sky. sending love to his trainer, the wonderful @tailsticks #RIPBruiser 💔”
moonie was a rescue chihuahua before reaching fame and landing the movie legally blonde, in which he can frequently be seen wearing adorable dog necklaces and even his own designer pink bruiser sweater. in fact, you can find an entire bruiser’s line of chihuahua clothing at the famous chihuahua store where brusier’s character is featured on the homepage.
after appearing in legally blonde, moonie gained a huge fan base and later appeared in the legally blonde 2 sequel, where his role was spotlighted as elle woods (reese’s character) fought for a bill to be passed in washington, dc. that banned animal testing called none other than, bruiser’s bill.
moonie’s fame from legally blonde even took him to the unveiling of reese witherspoon’s star on the hollywood walk of fame in 2010!
in loving memory of moonie and as a tribute to his trainer sue chip and the amazing job she did training moonie, let us recall the poem rainbow bridge.
just this side of heaven is a place called rainbow bridge.
when an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to rainbow bridge.
there are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
there is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
all the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. the animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
they all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. his bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers. suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
you have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. the happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
then you cross rainbow bridge together….
~ author unknown…
news source: http://www.today.com/pets/reese-witherspoon-mouns-death-real-life-bruiser-legally-blonde-chihuahua-t79706
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