updated 03/11/2009 AT 2:40 PM ET
•originally published 03/11/2009 AT 3:00 PM ET
Jane Fonda has returned to the Broadway stage after 46 years, and recently her dog, Tulea, decided to get in on the action.
Fonda’s 8-pound Bischon-like pup somehow wiggled away from her handler during a curtain call for her new play 33 Variations, according to The Associated Press, and was onstage for the actress’ bows.
“I saw, through my legs, this white thing and I thought, ‘That’s not what I think it is!’ And then I heard the click-click-click of her little nails on the stage,” Fonda said. “She knows what the applause means. She knows that means that it’s over and that we’re going to be reunited. She came looking for me.”
The Academy Award winner often twitters and blogs about her pooch. Earlier this month during a hefty New York snowfall, Fonda wrote, “It snowed today so I had to carry Tulea everywhere. God forbid she should get her freshly groomed paws frost bit!”