The loss of a pet is a difficult thing, especially for people who consider their pets as part of their family. This is the case for actress-host Nikki Gil, who lost her beloved dog Charlie last night due to cancer.
Charlie, a 7-year-old Golden Retriever, frequently appeared in Nikki's Instagram feed and was usually seen around Nikki's toddler son, Finn. The actress referred to her furry baby as "Kuya Charlie," because he would usually "babysit" Finn.
Nikki also had another affectionate name for Charlie: "Don Charlito."
On Instagram, the actress addressed her beloved pet, saying: "My sweet sweet boy... Last night I lost you to cancer. And while my heart is broken in a million pieces, I take comfort in knowing that you are in doggy heaven running around in perfect health. I just wish I had more time with you, Charlie. Goodbye, my perfect friend. I love you with all my heart. #doncharlito."
The post was accompanied with photos of Charlie and Nikki over the years, including one from 2011 where the actress can be seen holding Charlie as a puppy.
Now that Charlie is gone, it's not only Nikki that has lost a pet—her son Finn has also lost a patient playmate and brother.
Run free in doggy heaven, Charlie!
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