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The 13 Days of Grinchmas is headed for Universal Studios, as it does every year. There will be Whos, there will be Who-type warbling, there will be the furry, Santa-hatted title-hogger, there will be photos with the Grinch.
And what of Max? Here comes the sweet little candy part. He'll be played by a series of real dogs, including four rescues.
Okay, all together now, dog lovers: one big sigh.
We like seeing rescues get the love, get a second chance, get cooed and fussed over. We like that for all dogs, but pups that need help and a home? This is the holiday niceness we've been wanting.
Dusty, pictured here, came from a Chatsworth shelter back in 2008. The Universal people visited several shelters to find their Fidos, and Dusty fit the bill, both in confidence and cuteness. When he is not Max-ing during the holidays, he's an animal actor at the theme park.
Grinchmas makes merry at Universal Hollywood from Saturday, December 19th through Thursday, December 31st.