Leonard Bean, the popular Pug pooch of many a Robin Williams' comedic routine, will also miss his favorite human. Ironically the pair were the featured photo for August on Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation calendar.
For all of Robin Williams' talents, generosity and humanity efforts, he was also an avid animal lover. Let me tell you how Leonard Bean became part of the Williams' home.
In 2009 Curly Tail Pug Rescue took in a puppy mill mother Pug named Clementine. All of her puppies died except for one that the rescue named Flannery. The poor little puppy was quite sick at the beginning of his life, but the rescue was slowly able to nurse the puppy back to health. All during this time, Robin volunteered at the rescue, and was extremely devoted to the pup's recuperation.
In March 2010 Robin Williams officially adopted Flannery - changing the dog's name to Leonard. As would be expected, Leonard was often the subject of his human's unique humor. In a previous interview Robin told the Telegraph:
"I also have a gay rescue pug called Leonard, who I take for walks because I am very secure in my sexuality. He has a boyfriend and they are planning to adopt a Siamese kitten together. We're very modern."
And on Tuesday morning, the Facebook page of Curly Tail Pug Rescue bid a sad farewell to a great man; you left all of the dogs and cats much too soon Robin, and we're sure Leonard Bean will miss you deeply. One poster, Siara Dean left all of us with some more food for thought about Robin:
"Somehow, I am not surprised he was a pug person... He was a lot like them; equal parts serious and deep."
Rest in peace Robin Williams.
Be sure to watch the short video skit with dogs and cats. The material is for mature audiences only.
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