Something not everyone may know is that Robin Williams was a dog lover, or rather, had a dog that he loved.

Robin Williams was one of the most well known funny men in the world and has an impressive and varied career spanning more than 30 years. He soared to stardom with hilarious and iconic roles like Mrs.Doubtfire and Jumanji, then proved his acting chops with roles in Good Will Hunting and Insomnia.

More recently you can see him in the Night at the Museum films and his new TV show The Crazy Ones with Sarah Michelle Gellar.

While being well known for his funny side, Robin Williams is also known for his big heart and in 2010 he opened his heart to a rescue pug who he rechristened Leonard.

Leonard, originally called Flannery, was born in to care at Curly Tail Pug Rescue and was the only survivor of a litter of pups born to his mum, Clementine, who was rescued from an awful puppy mill. Leonard was not a healthy pup at his birth and required constant care for the first two months of his life, which the rescue happily provided, nursing him to full health.

Leonard grew in to a happy, loveable, playful puppy and Robin worked with the rescue centre for months in order to secure his adoption of little Leonard and eventually gave him a forever home in March 2010. (Source)


Responses to "Robin Williams Leaves Behind Family and Pug, Leonard (Photos - Video)"

  1. a terrible and lonely war he waged
    against his inner self.
    no fame. no accolades
    no audiences.
    depression with
    its stealth.
    too many battles
    war weary we
    first lost in
    darkest of
    then alive no more
    just numb.
    rest now in peace.
    your struggle now
    the world a
    sadder place today.
    we wish you
    instead of your depression
    had won.

  2. Anonymous says:

    rip robin you have been an inspiring soul to us all. miss you but not forgotten.

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