Losing a pet is difficult and the grieving process is different for everyone. For actor Chad Michael Murray who’s known for such shows as “Gilmore Girls,” “Dawson’s Creek” and “Agent Carter,” posting a written tribute to his late dog, Joe, along with photos on Instagram was the way to go.
In a post nearly three months ago, Murray shared this photo along with the caption, “This is the best dog in whole world. Joe’s been with me for 14 1/2 years. Every step of the way he’s done more for me than I could ever do for him. My family & I are so grateful to have his companionship in this life. He’s fallen on hard times right now. Please send out some prayers.”
Then, just this week, Murray posted the news that Joe had passed away.
He wrote, “My best bud & 1st born son Joe, Thank you for everything you’ve ever done for me. You’ve been my kindred spirit, my unconditional friend. Thank you for carrying the weight that I could not. You taught me more about selflessness and compassion than I thought a dog could know. Thank you for always keeping the status Quo. Even the dogs at the dog park thank you for keeping the peace. Almost 15 years of adventures Joe and I’m so grateful for every minute. Rest easy now bud. Check in on us once and while would ya… You’re missed and always will be. Thx for waiting to meet my son. This family won’t be the same without you but so much stronger because of you. Rest in peace Joey. We Love You, Chad, Sarah & Baby Murray.”
Hopefully posting the pictures and writing these heartfelt messages to his beloved dog will help Murray get through his loss.
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