Orlando Bloom Mourns Loss of Beloved Dog ‘Mighty’, Pays Tribute With New Tattoo

Orlando Bloom is mourning the death of his dog Mighty, a week after his pet’s disappearance. The actor shared his heartbreak and a touching tribute to his companion, along with his new tattoo in honor of his friend.

“Mighty’s on the other side now,” Bloom revealed. “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.”

“I have wept more this week than I thought possible, which has been very cathartic and healing,” he wrote on Instagram. “I left no stone unturned, crawled thru all the manholes, under the roads, searched every back yard and creek bed. Had two separate sniffer dogs do their best as well.”

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Mighty’s 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… 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 A ♠️’s ❤️Thank you to the community for allowing me to search through their yards for him and supporting my midnight walks. It was reassuring to see the best of people even in the worst of times. To the angels of @dogdayssar I’m forever in your debt. You ladies are heaven sent. Lastly thank you to @scottcampbell for the ink. I love you brother❤️l

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After Mighty went missing from the family’s yard a week ago, Bloom revealed feeling “powerless” and “broken wide open,” adding, “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.”

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I don’t recall a time in my life where I’ve been so broken wide open. 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. ⁣ ⁣ I feel powerless… maybe like so many others who are losing loved ones or unable to see our loved ones because of the times.⁣ ⁣ Cherish the moments we share with the ones we love because nothing is promised. Trust it and don’t be afraid of love or the fear of losing love. Love is eternal. The bond between Mighty and I shows devotion in ways I have not truly understood until now. I am a devoted father & partner, still, there is a reason why they call them ‘man’s best friend’. I miss him. Send out a prayer for my little strong and Mighty boy to find his way back to his family. 🙏❤️⁣

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Dog Days Search & Rescue, who found Mighty, shared the sad news on Facebook: “Today after a full week of searching for Orlando and Katy’s dog Mighty we had the painstaking experience of finding Mighty who had already passed over the rainbow bridge and then giving them the most horrible news. Our team worked tirelessly with Mighty’s whole family every single day to search for him.”

“Orlando has such a strong love and passion for his little boy Mighty and when he spoke about him you could just feel the emotion and love in every word,” the searchers added. “This is not how we hope or envision for any rescue we become involved with to end. It has left a hole in our hearts that can not be repaired and we never even had the chance to meet this miraculous pup.”

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Bloom shared pictures of his new tattoo in honor of Mighty as did his fiancée Katy Perry, who is currently expecting her first child. Shw wrote on Instagram, “We’ll miss our little buddy boy, Nugget’s brother so much. Forever a paw-shaped hole in our hearts.

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“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,” wrote Bloom on his Instagram Account. “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 A ♠️’s.”

The tattoo is of Mighty’s name along with an Ace of Spades symbol.

The actor said he feels “grateful to have learned from my little Mighty man that love is eternal and the true meaning of devotion.”

He elaborated in his earlier post that we need to take the time to appreciate our loved ones. “Cherish the moments we share with the ones we love because nothing is promised. Trust it and don’t be afraid of love or the fear of losing love. Love is eternal. The bond between Mighty and I shows devotion in ways I have not truly understood until now. I am a devoted father & partner, still, there is a reason why they call them ‘man’s best friend’.”

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