George Clooney’s Dogs Live On

by CDW Contributor Kelly on November 17th, 2006

in -New Pups, Missed Dogs, -News, Info & Stories, George Clooney

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Well this is news to us, we knew George Clooney had a pot-bellied pig, Max, as a pet but I just read he had two Bulldogs at one time too named Bud and Lou (after Abbott and Costello). They’ve both passed away (and we’re not sure when) but he still has their picture on his screen saver because in his words, “they’re my buddies.”

The picture above is of George with Bud and Lou as puppies. The woman in the photo is named Boo and she owns the bulldog form where George bought the two puppies.

Rosemary says, “This picture was taken in November 1997 on my porch in Michigan. He was in Detroit making the movie Out of Sight. He bought two bulldog puppies Lou and Bud for his girl friend… He has always had bulldogs and had been looking a long time for just the right ones. I was fortunate that he came right to the house and spent some time. He is just a regular guy.”

If anyone has pics of George with Lou and Bud, please send ‘em in!

Update: We’re not sure how reliable this info is but we just read that as he was leaving his house on his way to Morocco to film the movie, Syriana, there was a rattlesnake wrapped around Lou’s with its teeth in the back of the dog’s head. He had to get a baseball bat and beat the snake until it let go, but it killed the dog.

George was reported as saying, “That was the last thing the dog saw, me beating a snake with a bat.”

A gracious reader from ClooneyStudio was kind enough to report that the above info is true and that it was the first time they heard about Bud dying so it must have been very recent. They also sent in this clip of George on 60 Minutes – Bud and Lou are can be seen about 3 minutes into it, take a peek!

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ClooneyStudio.com November 18, 2006 at 4:54 am

Hi,

Yes, it’s true Lou was killed by a rattlesnake a year ago. People magazine is the first time he’s mentioned Bud having passed on, so it must be recent.

I have a video clip of George with the two dogs. It’s from Jan 2003′s ’60 mins’. You can see it here www. zippyvideos.com/6118988232486006/60minscoadm2/*clooneyclips

George with the dogs is about 3 mins into that clip. :)

Probiotics August 15, 2011 at 10:40 am

I’m not sure though if this info is true but I got really confused. I thought Lou was the one who died due to the rattlesnake bite and all but in the next sentence you mentioned that Bud died. Bud died of what? I want to know the exact details for this please. I do like George Clooney and I like his nice side of loving animals. I felt horribly sad for George Clooney that he lost two important buddies of his.

shirley ann leonard January 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm

George, I am so sorry to read this. Our pets are part of our family. I am a dog groomer so I know how you feel. I had the most beautiful german shepherd and she had a siezure and died at just 1 and 1/2 years old! I was out of work for a week. I screamed for my Alexa. Then I found out the next day my mama had breast cancer. lost my house and my mom in 2009! And my car. I wanted to die! So i know the pain you were feeling. Your dog knew you were trying to save him. My heart goes out to you! Anyone who loves animals is a kind and gentle soul! Happy New Year George! Shirley leonard. Marshfield, mass

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