Nikki Reed and husband Ian Somerhalder are mourning the lack of their beloved furry pal, Ira.
Reed took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal that the couple’s canine had died and share an emotional tribute to their late canine companion.
“My sweet Ira girl. So many memories, so many adventures with you by my side. You’ve been my best friend for so long, and as I sit here and write you this letter, I still don’t know if I am able to say goodbye,” the 30-year-old actress wrote alongside a somber snapshot of herself and the beautiful German shepherd.
“You are the definition of unconditional love my gorgeous girl. You taught me so much about so much…in many ways our greatest teacher,” she continued. “You’ve been here for every chapter, as my rock, my favorite cuddle buddy and my best girl.”
The heartfelt publish was shared with a slideshow of candy snapshots of Ira all through the years, as the dear pooch sat with Reed on the again of a ship, traipsed via the freshly fallen snow, went tenting with the couple and usually introduced pleasure into their lives.
“Every chapter of my life feels like it wouldn’t have been as special without you, and now I don’t know how to let you go,” she continued. “I’m going to miss that goofy toothy grin, and watching you stretch your head up to the sky after every nap. I’m going to miss those sensitive eyes that looked so deep into my soul I sometimes wondered if you knew me better than I knew myself.”
After sharing a few of her favourite reminiscences together with her beloved pet, Reed shared her heartfelt appreciation, writing, “Thank you for being my kid in this life my Ira girl. Ill be bringing you back to our favorite lake soon.”
Somerhalder shared his personal emotional tribute to Ira, sharing a photograph of himself and the attractive canine laying face-to-face on a mattress.
“At 12:11 PM PST this beautiful girl took her last breath. Quietly cancer had filled this amazing girl of mine and there was nothing any of us could do,” Somerhalder, 39, wrote. “I’ve never known a more incredible animal. A soul that spoke 1,000 languages. Kid, I will miss you and anyone that ever got to know you will miss you.”
The Vampire Diaries alum shared a few of his favourite reminiscences of his time with Ira as nicely, together with “Countless flights, 100nights in the airstream, driving across the country, jumping in every lake- river- stream and ocean there was, just for a splash and to be happy.”
“Thank you for loving me like I’ve never known. I know you’re here, your energy is here with us,” Somerhalder concluded. “I love you kiddo.”
Ira was certainly one of many pets Reed and Somerhalder share collectively, because the pair typically foster animals in want of a house and searching for everlasting placement. The couple, who tied the knot in 2015, additionally share a 10-month-old son, Bodhi Soleil.