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Moonie, The Chihuahua From 'Legally Blonde,' Has Died

The world lost one of Hollywood's most iconic dogs this week.

Moonie, the chihuahua who played Elle Woods' dog Bruiser in both "Legally Blonde" films, died at the age of 18 on Thursday. Reese Withspoon, who played the films' recognizable protagonist, took to Instagram on Friday to share the sad news.

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"With a sad heart, I have to let all the #LegallyBlonde fans know that Bruiser Woods (also known as Moonie) passed away yesterday" Witherspoon announced. "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."

Sue Chip, Moonie's beloved trainer during the filming of both movies, initially revealed the sad news on her own Instagram on Thursday.

"On this day - a day of "throwbacks" I give you one of the greatest little dogs..."Moonie" of Legally Blonde fame," she captioned a post of Witherspoon and Moonie. "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."

Moonie clearly lived a full life, but we will always remember him as Elle Woods' other half. She may have ended up with Emmett Forrest, but we like to think that Bruiser was her first true love. I mean, come on -- they were both Gemini vegetarians! It was meant to be.

We like to imagine Bruiser up in Doggie Heaven, riding top-down in a pink convertible and drinking Evian out of a blow-up dog bowl. He'll forever be the honorary house dog of Delta Nu!

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Reese Witherspoon arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actress Reese Witherspoon, pictured at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., June 30, 2001, stars in the comedy movie, "Legally Blonde," which opens nationwide July 13. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Reese Witherspoon accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for her work in "Walk the Line," at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives to the premiere of "Rendition" in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
**FILE**Actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband Ryan Phillippe pose at the Academy Awards March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles. Phillippe wants joint custody of his children with the "Walk the Line" Oscar winner. Witherspoon filed for divorce on Nov. 8, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split, and she asked for physical custody of the couple's two children. In a response filed Tuesday, MaY 15, 2007, Phillippe also cited irreconcilable differences but asked for joint legal custody and physical custody of the children as well as visitation granted "to both parties, equally allocated." (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Reese Witherspoon arrives at the premiere of the film "Four Christmases" in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
U.S. actress Reese Witherspoon, right, and British-born Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland, left, are seen during a photocall for the animation movie 'Monsters vs Aliens' in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday March 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Reese Witherspoon, a cast member in "How Do You Know," poses at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Actors Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon attend the premiere of "Water For Elephants" at The Ziegfeld Theater, in New York, on Sunday, April 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the 18th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. The dinner celebrates womenâs achievements in film. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Reese Witherspoon arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
From left, actors Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, and Tye Sheridan depart after a screening of Mud at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
FILE - In this Friday, March 8, 2013 file photo, actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth, watch the Toronto Raptors take on the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Police in Georgia say that Witherspoon has been arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after a traffic stop involving her husband in Atlanta. A Georgia State Police incident report says that Witherspoon was arrested early Friday, April 19, 2013, and charged with disorderly conduct. The report says a state trooper observed that a car driven by Toth was failing to stay in its lane. The officer writes that Witherspoon disobeyed multiple orders to stay in the car while he performed a field sobriety test on Toth. After she refused to return to the car, she was handcuffed and arrested. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the ELLE 20th annual "Women in Hollywood" event at the Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Reese Witherspoon arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Inherent Vice" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Reese Witherspoon arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Actress Reese Witherspoon, left, and entertainer Carol Burnett speak at the Wal-Mart shareholder meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., Friday, June 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Reese Witherspoon accepts her award at the 29th American Cinematheque Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
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