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Zelda the Bulldog.

Statue of the Hilarious Bulldog

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Portland, Oregon

An English bulldog, born in Portland in 1996, was turned by her owner into a gold mine of books, greeting cards, and calendars. Named "Zelda Wisdom," the dog was granted an audience with Oprah and was always dressed in funny faux-human clothes.

On May 21, 2010, a life-size bronze statue of Zelda was unveiled at the entrance to Portland's Heathman Hotel, which sought publicity for its pet-friendly policies. Created by "art dog sculptor" Jim Gion, Zelda is dressed as a Heathman "beefeater" doorman, although of course her clothes are hilariously too big.

A bronze dog bowl in front of Zelda is supposedly always kept full of water for passing pooches.

Statue of the Hilarious Bulldog

1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
Downtown. On the west side of SW Broadway, just south of its intersection with SW Salmon St., just to the right of the canopied entrance to the Heathman Hotel.
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