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Paul O’Grady has revealed the heart-breaking news that his dog Bullseye has died.
The comedian, who presents ITV show Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs, broke the news to listeners on his Radio 2 show.
“Now I will tell you my lousy news,” he said.
“You know that I did have an epileptic dog called Bullseye. I’ve got two dogs that both have epilepsy and I’ve managed it with medication.
“However on Monday night he had a massive seizure, like a really bad one that he didn’t come out of and on the way to the vets at two o’clock in the morning he died in the car.
“I can’t tell you, poor old Bullseye. He was such a lovely dog, he had a thing about doorways, you had to coax him through them and he wouldn’t go upstairs. It was part of his condition I think, he was a sweet little dog and sadly missed.”
He went on to say that the same evening, another of his dogs ate some chocolate that had been left out, and had to be taken to the same vet on the same evening.
“I get home from the vets and one of my other dogs had found a bar of chocolate that was 80% cocoa that had been left out stupidly – not by me! I don’t like chocolate – on the coffee table.
“So we had to go back, it was the same emergency vet, for her to get her stomach pumped and we got her back two days later looking worse for wear because she was covered in charcoal because you know they give them charcoal at the vets.”
O’Grady lost his last dog, Buster, aged 14, in 2009, and added that he may not be able to have any more animals after this latest tragedy.
“Maybe a mongoose might twist my arm, but no I can’t handle it, it’s what I always say – invite an animal into your life, inevitably you invite heartache,” he said.
“But then why contemplate the hangover when you’re at the party, you know what I mean? So that’s the poor saga about poor old Bullseye, he’s gone but not forgotten.”