Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Glenn Close's dog Pip accompanied her to the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony in Santa Monica Saturday.
Close's white, Havanese canine companion -- whose full name is Sir Pippin of Beanfield -- was photographed with the actress on the event's blue carpet.
"He's my date," Close told the crowd.
The dog rolled around on the floor as the 71-year-old actress began her speech.
"What's better than that?" Close said. "I brought him up for this very reason. It's called 'in the moment.'"
"Pippy the dog just scored a three-picture deal at Amazon," the gala's host Aubrey Plaza later quipped.