To say that it has been a difficult month for Sandra Bullock would be an understatement. After her father John died in September, the actress told the crowd at the ELLE Women celebration in Hollywood on Monday night that she recently lost two other special members of the family: the Poppy and Ruby dogs.
"It's been a few weeks of shit," he said. "My dad died and my two dogs died, so I do not feel like being nice!"
However, in her true form it was Sarah Paulson, an affectionate honoree with criticisms about her work ethic, her fashion sense and her happy relationship with actress Holland Taylor.
Bullock also mentioned that Paulson sent him poppies after the Poppy dog died.
Poppy and Ruby were two very special dogs: Ruby had only two legs, Poppy three. Bullock, 54, adopted Poppy, a mix of Chihuahua and Pomeranian who lost a leg in a car accident, with ex-husband Jesse James of Best Buddies Rescue in Long Beach, California.
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"As soon as Sandra saw her, she thought it was wonderful," Sylvia Gyimesi, a shelter employee, told PEOPLE at the time. "Too many people are always looking for the perfect pet, but [she’s] the kind that does not get caught up in what the dog looks like. "
Speaking with PEOPLE in the most beautiful number in the world in 2015, the mother of two said that their dogs "have no idea that something is missing". Ruby is missing both front legs, but she walks upright like us, and that's how she goes to the bathroom too. It's like looking at a drunken sailor. "
Poppy "thinks it's a pit bull," he added. "If a man gets close to five feet from me, she goes after him. She has no idea that she only weighs 9 pounds. "
Bullock previously spoke about the puppies at the 2010 Golden Globes, joking: "If he has four legs and is perfectly fine, he has to have some emotional problems, any dog that is missing something is welcome in our house."
To help dogs like Ruby and Poppy, visit Pets with Disabilities and Rolling Dog Farm.