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 💔
The sassy chihuahua that played Reese Witherspoon’s canine companion in “Legally Blonde” has died, the actress said Friday.
Bruiser Woods (his real name was Moonie) shared screen time with Witherspoon’s Elle Woods in the 2001 hit film. He was 18.
“With a sad heart, I have to let all the #LegallyBlonde fans know that Bruiser Woods… passed away Yesterday. He was a sweet little Chihauahua who was very loved. I will never forget all the days we spent together … I’m sure his tail is wagging in the sky,” the actress said on Facebook.
Moonie’s trainer, Sue Chipperton, confirmed the news. Chipperton said Moonie made it to a “whopping” 18 years old before dying Thursday in Los Angeles.
Moonie was a rescued chihuahua before landing the “Legally Blonde” role and was good pals with Gidget, the Taco Bell dog, according to TMZ.
On this day – a day of "throwbacks" I give you one of the greatest little dogs…"Moonie" of Legally Blonde fame. I'm sad to say that this morning in Los Angeles he left us. He was a whopping 18 years old. I remember the day I brought him home as a puppy. #RIP #moondoggie #studioanimalservices #moviedog #legallyblonde #chihuahua #chihuahuasofinstagram #reesewitherspoon #famousdogs #bruiser #ellewoods #hollywood #tbt #throwbackthursday @reesewitherspoon @renniedyball 📷: online source