Devastated Orlando Bloom gets “Mighty” tattoo in memory of his beloved dog

Orlando Bloom spent a week looking for little Mighty.

“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,” the actor posted on Instagram yesterday.

He returned home with only the little poodle’s collar. Mighty was found dead.

“I have wept more this week than I thought possible, which has been very cathartic and healing,” Bloom continued. “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 “

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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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Bloom first posted on social media July 15 to announce the disappearance of his dog from his home in California.

He asked his followers for help finding his beloved dog saying his heart was absolutely broken. And then again pleaded for help and sharing his sorrow.

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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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After a full seven days of looking, Bloom got a tattoo to remember Mighty.

He also thanks his community for letting him search their yards at all hours and “the angels” of Dog Days Search & Rescue.

“I’m forever in your debt. You ladies are heaven sent,” he wrote.

The rescue group issued its condolences today Bloom and his fiancee, the singer Katy Perry.

“After a full week of searching for Orlando and Katy’s dog Mighty we had the pain staking experience of finding Mighty who had already passed over the rainbow bridge and then giving them the most horrible news,” they group wrote.

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When we find a dog and bring it home safely to its family, ripping down it’s missing posters is one of the most rewarding feelings there can be. Now imagine finding a families dog after it has passed. First telling the family their beloved baby is no longer with us is one of the most excruciating things we have to experience. Then slowly ripping those missing posters down one by one rips a string out of our hearts each poster. Every one torn down and there’s another tear falling from our eyes. Today after a full week of searching for Orlando and Katy’s dog Mighty we had the pain staking 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. 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. The grief his family is going through right now is one we wouldn’t wish on anybody. The only positive thing we can say is that today’s events of finding Mighty will allow his family to have closure and hopefully soon start the healing process. Orlando and Katy you are in our thoughts tonight. Please join us in lighting a candle to help Mighty and his journey over the bridge. “If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever” RIP Mighty. #dog #ripmighty #ddsar #dogsofinstagram #prayersforhealing #rainbowbridge #doglovers

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