Orlando Bloom has said he has “wept more this week than he thought possible”, as he announced the death of his beloved poodle, Mighty.
The Lord Of The Rings star’s dog went missing a week ago, and after a long search, he has confirmed that Mighty is “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,” he wrote on Instagram.
Orlando continued: “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. Had two separate sniffer dogs do their best as well.
“I feel so grateful to have learned from my little Mighty man that love is eternal and the true meaning of devotion. 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.”
He added: “Thank you to the community for allowing me to search through their yards for him and supporting my midnight walks,” he added. “It was reassuring to see the best of people even in the worst of times.”
Orlando also shared photos of a new tattoo that he’s had inked on his chest in honour of the dog.
Earlier this year, Orlando showed off another tattoo, in memory of his dog Sidi, who died in 2016.
He and his fiancée Katy Perry are currently expecting their first child together, a daughter. Orlando also has a son from his previous marriage to model Miranda Kerr.