Carrie Fisher was rarely seen in public without her therapy dog, Gary, by her side. The star was vocal about her struggle with bipolar disorder, and Gary acted as her emotional companion to help with her mental illness.
The French bulldog, who had previously been described by the Stars Wars actress as "like my heart," had garnered a popular fan following after he was spotted accompanying Carrie at events including red carpet premieres and television interviews, and even had his own Twitter account. Since Carrie's tragic passing on Tuesday, the owner of the Twitter account has been posting heart-breaking tweets from the perspective of Carrie's pet pooch to its 64 thousand followers. Following the sad news that the iconic star had passed away aged 60, 'Gary' wrote: "Saddest tweets to tweet. Mommy is gone. I love you @carrieffisher." He then added a photo collage of the two of them, captioning the post: "I was always by your side but best of all you were always by mine. #RIPCarrie."
Gary was Carrie's therapy dog
The owner of the account, who simply describes themselves as "a fan", also wrote about Carrie's mother Debbie Reynolds, who died just one day after her daughter on Wednesday. He wrote: "If Carrie was here I bet she would make a joke that it was just like her mom to upstage her even in death. #FindingHumourInTragedy."
The 'dog' also made a joke about his new home after it was widely reported that Carrie's 24-year-old daughter Billie Lourd would be looking after him from now on, writing: "Dear Billie, I like a bacon flavour everything." In an interview with the Herald-Tribute, Carrie spoke about her pet dog. "My mother says Gary is a hooligan," she said. "Gary is like my heart. Gary is very devoted to me and that calms me down. He's anxious when he's away from me."
Carrie was rarely seen without Gary