Former soap star, Tom Pelphrey recently suffered the loss of his special "angel"...click here to read more-->
Former soap star, Tom Pelphrey recently suffered the loss of his special "angel". Pelphrey who tackled the roles of; Jonathan Randall on Guiding Light and Mick Dante on As the World Turns had to say goodbye to his beloved dog, Sasha. Pelphrey penned a very emotional and touching tribute, read in full below:
We send our deepest condolences to Pelphrey regarding his heartbreaking loss!
Last week I had to say goodbye to my angel. In 2009 I was living in LA. I had recently lost my Dad and I was struggling, and felt lost. I “rescued” Sasha... and my life changed. I started leaving the house again. Adventures. The world opened back up, and my heart opened back up. In the years since, Sasha has been my near-constant companion, my best bud, my guardian angel. We lived in 6 different cities together, and we visited twice as many more. We drove cross country, did road trips, and there was ALOT of swimming involved. 😊 14 months ago she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, and we amputated her leg. She (like all dogs) couldn’t give a fuck less. And my experience of our bond deepened to a level that I wouldn’t have imagined possible. There were moments in the last year that will last forever. Recently the cancer metastasized, and she began to struggle. I put her down before she had to suffer. I held that big, soft, beautiful head in my hands and told her I love her over and over again. (I was calm and gently assertive Caesar). Once she was gone I lost my shit. I was lucky... my friends surrounded me with empathy and generosity. My brother offered to travel across the country. My girlfriend dove into the deep end with me and held my hand, never blinking. We ALL know loss. It’s really fucking hard... and the questions and feelings that arise can feel crushing. But I will say this:: the sadness I feel now doesn’t hold a fucking candle to the love and gratitude I feel for the last 9+ years. Not even fucking close. 😊 I have a skittish relationship to social media... I’m wary of it and self-conscious using it... but I’ve always love sharing pictures of Sasha. My love for her always felt like a contribution worth making... so I felt compelled to share this. If you’re an animal lover, and I know you are legion, you already understand everything I’m saying. If you’re still reading this at all... thank you for letting me share. The world seems so crazy right now... let’s always try and remember that we share so much more than what separates us. Today I’m grateful for all the Love in my life, in all of it’s many forms. #sashafierce