It has been three weeks since Hollywood has lost two legends – Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds and the fans want to know what happened to Carrie’s dog, Gary. Who is taking care of the faithful service pet?
Thankfully, Joely Fisher has updated fans on how Gary is doing these days without his mommy.
As we reported in the past, when Carrie Fisher died, her daughter, Billie Lourd, took her late mother’s precious bulldog to live with her own French bulldog, Tina.
Recently however, her mother’s half sister, Joely became in charge of taking care of the animal. She tweeted that Gary is doing well and sent a message of his love to all.
“Auntie Joely got to hang w/ @realgaryfisher today… he is happy and well cared for. He sends big love 2 all his fans @carrieffisher.”
The service dog was found in a “tragic pet store” in New York City by the Star Wars actress. Initially, she thought he was a puppy mill dog, but discovered he was not.
“He looks like he was from like a puppy mill. He’s not—everything is sort of wrong with him.”
The actress shared that after getting the puppy she realized he could become a registered service dog to help her deal with her bipolar disorder.
She had him certified and ever since they became inseparable. Because he was a therapy dog, Carrie was able to bring Gary on the plane with her and fly anywhere in the world without any issues.
“He sits with me on the plane. Frequently, he sits in the chair, and I sit on the ground.”
Tom Hiddleston recently spoke backstage to journalists about Carrie Fisher and told a little antidote about Gary, Fisher’s bulldog, and his memorable evening as Gary’s rubber duck handler.
“Carrie Fisher was such a fighter. I spent one evening with her in Washington at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as a guest of The Guardian. She had this indomitable spirit that was bigger than the occasion. She was a force of life.”
“She was so funny. She insisted, while we were there… she was looking after her dog, Gary, and I was looking after Gary’s rubber duck, which was a rubber duck of Princess Leia.”