Usually, when Dr.Scott Miller graces our TV screens we know we are in for a treat but, in the wake of a personal tragedy last week, the TV veterinarian had viewers all over the country tearing up as he shared on the loss of his beloved 14-year-old dog Betty.
Miller, who has made a name for himself on ITV’s This morning — sharing tips and tricks on how the nation can best look after their pets, was hosting his regular segment last Friday when Good Morning host; Rochelle Humes began offering her condolences over his recent loss.
“I was saying goodbye to a very special dog… She’s been with me for 14 years and as a vet it’s really hard to say goodbye to one of your dogs.”
While images of the late pup were shown on-screen the Doctor became visibly upset as he opened up about his grief. Speaking on the show of their bond and the difficulty of grief, Miller describes the late pooch as ‘special’ telling Rochelle “she’s like one of my kids, so yeah, it’s been tough” , while also admitting to finding it particularly difficult because it occurred during quarantine.
Paying tributes to the dog, earlier last week, Miller posted a picture of the pup commenting how hard it was to say goodbye and that his heart had been broken.
“Betty I love you so much and am so grateful to have had you in my life. Run free my beautiful girl… I will love you forever.”
After the show aired Miller was inundated with messages from fans and well-wishers, many heading to Twitter to express their sympathies.
Overwhelmed by the amount of love and support he has received, Miller took to Instagram to express his gratitude with a photo of Betty captioning it:
I just wanted to thank everyone for being so kind about the passing of my beautiful girl Betty. Many of you know just how painful it is to lose a beloved dog, and after 14 years of life together it’s incredibly hard to say goodbye.
Losing a loved one is difficult under any circumstances — and so we here at Woof Woof wish him all the best.
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