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Celebrity pets: Furry friends of the rich and famous

Matthew McConaughey jogs on the beach with his dog B.J. on a Sunday morning in Malibu, Calif.

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McConaughey and B.J.

Matthew McConaughey jogs on the beach with his dog, B.J., on a Sunday morning in Malibu, Calif.

The hunky actor has a soft spot for canines. He road-tripped across the country with his beloved mutt, Ms Hud, and discussed the experience with Oprah Winfrey in 2006. "She got diagnosed with cancer in Louisiana on the way east. We got her leg amputated on the way back ... and the night she got me back home, she fell off the bed and looked up and was like, 'Hey man ... I need a little help.' ... I took her to the hospital that morning and her hind legs were paralysed... The doctor said, 'We've amputated hind legs before but that's with dogs who have two front legs.' ... He and I looked at each other and I said, 'Ms Hud, do you wanna be a one-legged dog?' and she looks up and she says, 'Let me move on, Pop,' so we let her move on."