Channing Tatum was on Instagram recently to share some tragic news. His Catahoula/pitbull mix, Lulu had passed away.
On December 19, he posted an emotional tribute to his dog, “I’ll see you again baby girl. But you’ll always be with me. Always.”
The photo showed them running together on the beach and Tatum thanked the photographer for the special memory that was captured of the two of them.
It wasn’t the first sad moment for the actor in 2018. He had also announced that he was separated from his wife, Jenna Dewan in April. She also posted about the loss of the dog on social media.
It included the note to the dog posted by Jenna on Instagram. It revealed that Lulu had died from cancer.
“To our sweet and fierce Lulu…thank you for being the best dog in the entire world and for fighting cancer for as long as you did. Thank you for your tireless love, protection and humor. Thank you for the adventures,” she wrote. “Heartbroken doesn’t even come close to how it feels. But you will live on forever in our hearts and our memories…fly sweet angel.”
There were also a number of pictures of Jenna the dog together. One image showed Lulu being a friend to their daughter, Everly.
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To our sweet and fierce Lulu…thank you for being the best dog in the entire world and for fighting cancer for as long as you did. Thank you for your tireless love, protection and humor. Thank you for the adventures. Heartbroken doesn’t even come close to how it feels. But you will live on forever in our hearts and our memories…fly sweet angel 💔
Jenna gave an interview in 2015 and revealed that Lulu was jealous of their daughter at first. She didn’t like that the new arrival to the family was the center of attention.
“She didn’t like that there was someone getting all of my attention,” Dewan told People. “So we had to do a lot of work even if it was 10, 20 minutes just alone time with Lulu and petting her and saying, ‘Oh it’s OK I’m still your mommy.’ It’s just like having a sibling.”
Lulu eventually came around and began to love their child, even taking on the role of ‘protector’. It was easy to see when the switch took place.
“I just started realizing it because the other day Everly was having a little toddler day — she was just cranky and kind of cry-y a little bit and just having one of those days that us mamas know very well,” Dewan told People. “But Lulu would follow us around the house wherever we were … if I got up and went to the kitchen she came to the kitchen and sat, and I went, ‘She’s protecting her.’”
The family will obviously miss their dog very much. They have our condolences for the loss of their pet.