Last year when Carrie Fisher died, she left behind her beloved dog Gary. The sweet French Bulldog has been a fan favorite for years.
Fisher first adopted Gary in 2012. He had previously belonged to her daughter, Billie Lourd. Gary served as a service pet to help Fisher deal with her bipolar disorder.
While Fisher’s daughter was happy that her mother had such a great companion, she wanted to keep the dog for herself. She shared, “I live for Gary. He was mine first and she actually stole him from me because she fell in love with him.”
Through Fisher’s career, she frequently brought her companion with her. He often flew on planes and showed up to sets with her.
Before her death, Fisher shared, “Gary is mental also. Gary is like my heart. He is very devoted to me and calms me down. He’s anxious when he’s away from me.”
On December 23, 2016, Gary was with Fisher on the flight from London when she went into cardiac arrest. He stays with her at the hospital, but she died several days later.
Before her death, Fisher had filmed scenes for the latest “Star Wars” movie, “The Last Jedi.” It was recently released.
Fisher’s assistant watched the movie for the first time with Gary. According to “Today,” “Whenever the late actress appeared onscreen as General Leia Organa, Gary ‘perked up.’”
Gary’s relationship with his mother was so sweet. You can keep up with Gary on his social media pages.
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