Goldie Hawn's daughter-in-law, actress Meredith Hagner, shared some devastating news with her fans on social media at the start of the week.
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The mother-of-one announced the death of her beloved rescue dog Bowie, who sadly passed away in her arms.
Wyatt Russell's wife shared a series of photos of the pair taken over the years, alongside a heartfelt message reminiscing about all the good times they had together.
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It began: "My darling Bowie, I’ll never stop loving you, and I’ll never stop being grateful for the gift that was growing up with you.
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"As I type this I cry and it all feels weird but the internet can be a cozy place for moments like this right?"
Meredith continued: "You were almost 15 and we were two weirdos in love for 12 of them. You were one of a kind, and not everyone’s cup of tea, but the best ones never are.
Meredith Hagner paid a heartbreaking tribute to her beloved dog Bowie
"When I rescued you you had bruises on the whites of your eyes, and growled at me but I gave you a sausage and the rest is history.
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"You also made a pact with me then and there to try to protect me from any man who came within 3 feet of me. I tried to convince you this was actually counter to what I wanted but nonetheless you protected.
"You were cool immediately with Wyatt which I think says something?
Goldie Hawn with Meredith Hagner and Wyatt Russell
"Thank you for teaching me how to be a mother, thank you for being there for me and for being my life partner through the abyss of my 20s. The experiences countless. My protector, my loyal loyal one, my teacher."
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The star then went on to reveal the heartbreaking last moments of her dog, writing: "He passed peacefully in my home, in my arms. I whispered what a good boy he was as he crossed over.
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"You were mine for a little while my love. And what a lucky girl I was. If you have any memories or pictures of Bowie will you send them? Thank you."
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Meredith was met with a mass of supportive messages from her fans, with one writing: "Oh nooo, I'm so sorry," while another wrote: "Oh honey I'm so sorry, it's a heartbreaking loss." A third added: "So sorry Meredith. Thinking of you and sending love."
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