Orlando Bloom has introduced fans to a cute new puppy he has fostered following the death of his beloved pooch Mighty.
The actor, 43, was left heartbroken in July when his dog Mighty died, after going missing for a week near Montecito, California.
Orlando had searched for Mighty, even enlisting the help of sniffer dogs, but later told fans that he had found his dog’s collar and Mighty hadn’t made it back home.
Four months later, the Pirates of the Caribbean star has welcomed another pup into his home, after deciding to foster a dog named Buddy.
While he said that ‘nothing can replace’ Mighty, Orlando called Buddy his new best pal, as he welcomed him into the family via Instagram.
Sharing an adorable picture of Buddy snuggled into his chest, Orlando told fans: ‘Time for a #cutedog photo ?❤️?plz meet BUDDY a one year old something & something mix ?.
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time for a #cutedog photo ?❤️?plz meet BUDDY a one year old something & something mix ? nothing can replace mighty man, but fostering this little guy has really filled my heart – if you've never fostered or are considering, I'd highly recommend it – it leaves two beings better off & remember what they say never judge a book by its cover – swip for the before photo…? thanks to @tobiessmalldogrescue also @thelabellefoundation for helping me to find my best ‘buddy’ ?
‘Nothing can replace mighty man, but fostering this little guy has really filled my heart – if you’ve never fostered or are considering, I’d highly recommend it – it leaves two beings better off & remember what they say never judge a book by its cover – swipe for the before photo…’
‘Thanks to @tobiessmalldogrescue also @thelabellefoundation for helping me to find my best ‘buddy’ ?,’ Orlando signed off.
It comes after Orlando paid tribute to Mighty by getting a tattoo in his honour on his chest. He first got Mighty back in 2017 and the pup had a starring role on the Hollywood star’s Instagram page, as well as joining him on trips overseas, including Milan Fashion Week.
Orlando had enlisted the help of a pet detective to help him try and find Mighty, while also making pleading with fans to get in touch with any information on Mighty’s whereabouts.
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I don’t recall a time in my life where I’ve been so broken wide open. The rawness I have felt over these past few days and sleepless nights at the idea of my little man being lost and scared, with me unable to do anything to protect him, is a waking nightmare. I feel powerless… maybe like so many others who are losing loved ones or unable to see our loved ones because of the times. Cherish the moments we share with the ones we love because nothing is promised. Trust it and don’t be afraid of love or the fear of losing love. Love is eternal. The bond between Mighty and I shows devotion in ways I have not truly understood until now. I am a devoted father & partner, still, there is a reason why they call them ‘man’s best friend’. I miss him. Send out a prayer for my little strong and Mighty boy to find his way back to his family. ?❤️
After a week of searching, Orlando confirmed Mighty’s death in an emotional post. He said: ‘Mighty’s on the other side now. After 7 days of searching from sunrise to sunset and into the wee hours, today, the 7th day ~the number of completion~ we found his collar…
‘I have wept more this week than I thought possible, which has been very cathartic and healing… I left no stone unturned, crawled thru all the man holes, under the roads, searched every back yard and creek bed.
‘I feel so grateful to have learned from my little Mighty man that love is eternal and the true meaning of devotion,’ Orlando continued.
‘I feel sure he was looking down on me whistling in every back yard and knowing that I was doing all I possibly could to respect our bond. He was more than a companion. It was a soul connection for sure. I’m sorry. I love you. Thank you. RIP my MIGHTY HEART my little fellow A ♠️’s.’
Credit: Original article published here.