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Mickey Rourke’s pooch bit him at first meeting

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London (ANI): Mickey Rourke has recalled his first meeting with his beloved pet Chihuahua Jaws - the last surviving dog of his once seven-strong pack - at an animal shelter. The Oscar-nominated actor said the pooch attacked him when they first met. Despite having been bitten, he admitted that he almost did not end up with little Jaws.

“(The owner) said, ''Oh no, you don't want that one... we're putting him to sleep.'' He's growling and spitting and I say, It's ok, it's ok," the Daily Star quoted him as telling British TV host Alan Carr. “I went to give him a kiss and he bit me here (above lip). I got two stitches. They think I'm going to sue them... I'm a little embarrassed cos the dog was (small) but it really hurt a lot. About a half hour later I said, 'I'll take him"," he added.

“I've had him for five years now. I can pick him up - it took me six months to be able to pick him up. He's not the friendliest thing on the planet," said Rourke. The 'Wrestler" star has long loved Chihuahuas and regularly takes in new mutts from a rescue centre.

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