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Chrissy Teigen pens a heartbreaking goodbye to her dog Puddy

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He was a good boy.

Model and celebrity tweeter Chrissy Teigen said goodbye to her English bulldog Puddy this week after the pup succumbed to some age-related health issues.

Puddy, named after David Puddy from Seinfeld because “they both shared a love of sitting and staring at nothing,” would have been 10 in May.

Teigen made the announcement on Instagram on Wednesday, explaining that the loss was particularly sentimental because she and husband John Legend got the dog together the first year they were dating. “I found the dog that would be there for us through every up, down, new house, new city, new tour, new travel. He welcomed new pups and loved on new babies and new bellies. He was there for everything,” she wrote.

Today our baby, Puddy, has gone on to the pup heavens. John and I got Puddy in our first year of dating, when I convinced him half-birthday presents were a real thing. 10 years ago, on May 30th, I found the dog that would be there for us through every up, down, new house, new city, new tour, new travel. He welcomed new pups and loved on new babies and new bellies. He was there for everything. Every time I needed a taste tester, someone to kiss or needed to sob into his stinky rolls, he was there. It’s true what they say. We are their entire lives and it is the greatest shame that they can only bless us with a short spark of time in ours. I always knew I would lose a piece of me when he left us. I feel the hole now. I will love you forever, my boy. My heart aches. Thank you so much for everything, everything.

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Puddy is survived by his wife Pippa, Teigen’s French bulldog, who he married in 2015.

In November 2017, Puddy suffered from heart failure caused by a tumor. “[H]e’s basically a 70-year-old man beast but I am so happy to have him home right now,” Teigen had said on Twitter at the time. In recent days, Teigen had tweeted about putting Puddy on CBD oil to help curb some of his pain, and said that he seemed like a “much more comfortable bulldog” with the help of the medical cannabis. So in his final days, Puddy was super chilled out at home with his loved ones.

“I love you,” Teigen wrote Wednesday. “I will miss you every day.”

I love you. I will miss you every day.

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Puddy also leaves behind a human sister, Luna, and dog relatives Penny, Pooey, and Pepper.

Christine Friar

Christine Friar

Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.