Orlando Bloom says new foster dog has 'filled' his heart after death of beloved pet

Julia Hunt
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Orlando Bloom has brought another dog into his life, months after he was left heartbroken over the death of his and Katy Perry’s pet pooch Mighty.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star posted a photograph on Instagram of his new foster dog snuggling up to him in bed.

Bloom told fans that the pooch – who is called Buddy – could never replace Mighty but that he has “really filled my heart”.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Orlando Bloom attends the Amazon Studios Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: imageSPACE/Sipa USA
Orlando Bloom (imageSPACE/Sipa USA)

He wrote: “Time for a #cutedog photo.

“Plz meet BUDDY a one year old something & something mix.

“Nothing can replace mighty man, but fostering this little guy has really filled my heart - if you've never fostered or are considering, I'd highly recommend it - it leaves two beings better off & remember what they say never judge a book by its cover.”

“Thanks to @tobiessmalldogrescue also @thelabellefoundation for helping me to find my best ‘buddy’,” the actor added.

Bloom revealed in July that his and Perry's dog Mighty had died after going missing.

He wrote on Instagram at the time: "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..."

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The 43-year-old – who welcomed daughter Daisy with Perry in August - went on: "I feel so grateful to have learned from my little Mighty man that love is eternal and the true meaning of devotion.

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA - AUGUST 21: Singer Katy Perry and fiance/actor Orlando Bloom arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Amazon's 'Carnival Row' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 21, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom (Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)

“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."