This rescue dog who survived cancer does the most wonderful movie scene recreations

Elsie, a former shelter dog and breast cancer survivor, gets her paws into Jaws and The Notebook on Movie Mondays

Remember that iconic Notebook kiss? Or Tom Hanks’ giant piano dance scene from Big? How about Wilson, Tom’s best pal in Cast Away?


Elsie, a 15-year-old rescued Pit Bull, does. And she recreates those iconic movie moments on her Instagram and Facebook pages every Monday.

The former stray is a real American Beauty.

Who knows how to get peoples’ spirits Up.

It’s a Risky Business…

But Elsie’s no Forrest G-r-ump.

She just knows what to R2-D2.

The Manhattan based pooch does so with the assistance of her human, Tanya Turgeon, who documents the dog’s artistic endeavours via her own website.

Elsie’s story is something of a wags to riches tale: she was picked up on the streets of New York city by Animal Control in 2006 and when they discovered she was ill, they put her on the euthanasia list. However, a shelter worker vouched for her and Elsie eventually beat canine breast cancer.

Eager to give something back in the aftermath of her illness, Elsie’s human encouraged her to start painting.

Yep, that’s right, painting.

The little dog uses non-toxic washable tempera paint to create pink masterpieces, some of the proceeds from which go to the Humane Society of New York.


You can see Elsie’s work – and her brilliant back catalogue of Movie Monday offerings – over on her official Facebook page.