Orlando Bloom mourns death of his missing dog in emotional post: 'More than a companion'
After a week of searching for his missing dog, Orlando Bloom is mourning the death of his furry friend.
The actor, 43, announced Wednesday morning that his dog, Mighty, was "on the other side now" following a seven-day search "from sunrise to sunset."
"We found his collar," Bloom wrote in an emotional Instagram post. "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."
Over the weekend, Bloom opened up about feeling "powerless" in the search for his companion.
"I don’t recall a time in my life where I’ve been so broken wide open," he noted. "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. "
On Wednesday, Bloom revealed a special tribute to Mighty: a tattoo of the poodle's name on his chest above a heart with an ace of spades. He shared a video of the tattooing process, during which he wore an orange bandanna as a face mask.
"i love you," Katy Perry, Bloom's fiancée, commented. The couple is expecting a baby girl.
"Oh no!!" wrote Cynthia Erivo. "Gutted!!! Love to you!!!"
Jennifer Aniston added her own tribute: "The tears won't stop. I'm so so so deeply sorry my friend. I love you."
"I feel so grateful to have learned from my little Mighty man that love is eternal and the true meaning of devotion," Bloom wrote. "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."