Marnie the dog brought smiles to everyone all over the internet. She was adopted at 11-years-old by Shirley Braha, who found her in a shelter in Connecticut.
She won hearts all over Instagram with her unique tongue that hung out of her mouth and amassed a following of over 1.8 million people.
Marnie went to New York Fashion Week. She met Jimmy Kimmel and Neil Patrick Harris. She was a popular pet influencer, and also an advocate for adopting senior dogs.
Shirley recently shared the news on social media that Marnie’s health was declining, and sadly she passed away at 18-years-old.
Instagram; Marnie smiles with Demi Lovato in the photo above
“It is with much grief I share the news that Marnie passed away painlessly & peacefully in my home on Thursday afternoon at the age of 18,” Shirley shared in an Instagram post.
“Her comfort had been notably declining over the past few days with little hope for improvement and she let me know she had had enough.”
“She enjoyed her chicken until the very end.”
“Thank you for joining me on an unexpected journey with the ultimate love of my life. All I can feel right now is loss but beneath that, I have so much gratitude.”
“I’m grateful to the universe for entrusting me with her beautiful soul and providing me with the perfect best friend and companion.”
“I’m grateful I was able to give this magical creature the fun and deeply loving life she wanted and deserved.”
“I’m thankful I was chosen to be the conduit for Marnie to bring joy into the world. And I’m thankful for all the human and dog friends Marnie and I made along the way, and the strangers on the streets and on the internet, who have shown us so much love.”
Instagram; Marnie is pictured above
“Most of all, I’m amazed that the sweet little hot mess of a pup that I picked up from a shelter at age 11, who at first didn’t seem like she would be around very long at all, has managed to inspire others to adopt senior dogs.”
“When I hear from people that Marnie has made them adopt their senior dogs it’s truly the most beautiful legacy she and I could hope to leave in this world.”
“The night of her passing I had a dream where I watched her awake from her death like it hadn’t happened at all, and she was running around at a party completely happy and invincible.”
“She approached a descending staircase and I wanted to interject to protect her from falling, but she sailed right down the stairs and landed on her feet and stopped and looked at me and laughed and just kept going.”
“Maybe this was a message from her from heaven, but at a minimum, I can take solace knowing that for a long stretch of time, prior to her aging body taking its toll, heaven for her was right here on earth.”
“Marnie will be buried in a pet cemetery in LA and hopefully there will be a public memorial gathering whenever safe.”
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Rest in peace Marnie. We’re going to miss you on the internet.
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