Orlando Bloom’s dog Mighty is still missing: ‘I’ve been so broken wide open’

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This is not an update on Mighty Bloom per se, in that poor Mighty is still not home. On Friday, we learned that Orlando Bloom’s teacup poodle, Mighty, whom Orlando adopted in 2017, was missing. Mighty is a frequent companion to Orlando’s day-to-day activities and pops up on Orlando’s social media any time he can get little Mighty to sit for a pic. What we know is that Mighty went missing last week. He is microchipped and has a collar with his phone number in case anyone finds him. In his initial plea, Orlando implored his community for any “real” information about Mighty’s whereabouts. That post has since been deleted, which I fear means folks were not posting real information at all and it wreaked havoc on Orlando’s emotional state. On Sunday, Orlando posted another Mighty post, with adorable photos of his buddy that are heartbreaking and including full shots of Mighty’s body and face to help people spot him:

Next to this latest photoset, Orlando wrote this caption which honestly, took me a few tries to get through without welling up:

I don’t recall a time in my life where I’ve been so broken wide open. The rawness I have felt over these past few days and sleepless nights at the idea of my little man being lost and scared, with me unable to do anything to protect him, is a waking nightmare. ⁣

I feel powerless… maybe like so many others who are losing loved ones or unable to see our loved ones because of the times.⁣

Cherish the moments we share with the ones we love because nothing is promised. Trust it and don’t be afraid of love or the fear of losing love. Love is eternal. The bond between Mighty and I shows devotion in ways I have not truly understood until now. I am a devoted father & partner, still, there is a reason why they call them ‘man’s best friend’. I miss him. Send out a prayer for my little strong and Mighty boy to find his way back to his family. 🙏❤️

[From Instagram via Socialite Life]

A snarkier gossip would read, “I don’t recall a time in my life where I’ve been so broken wide open,” with the fact that Orlando broke up with both his first wife, Mirada Kerr, and briefly with his fiancée, Katy Perry a few years ago, in mind. However, I completely feel for him here. It goes beyond heartbreak; you feel responsible for these guys. I know some people don’t like folks to equate pet ownership to raising a child but the instincts to protect and cherish someone you brought into your home is, at the very least, similar. I know what Orlando is talking about, sitting in bed, worried sick, unable to do anything more than what I’ve done as a pet is heaven-knows-where. Of course the mind goes to the worst possible scenario and it compounds the feeling of loss tenfold that maybe there was more you should have done. I know what I should expect to hear as an outcome for Orlando but for some reason I still have hope. As I said, I had a little guy who I think got in a neighbors car because he was found two months later and three towns over, perfectly healthy and with a new family that came to visit him whenever they were in the neighborhood.

Stay strong, Mighty!

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  1. manda says:

    Losing a dog is not the same as losing a person, but I can also see feeling more powerless and broken if my dog vanished (without a trace!) than if my relationship crumbled. Relationships are two-way streets, it’s easy to place blame on the other person, there are possibly grudges and bad memories clouding things. But your dog, even if a bratty whiney one (like my little sweetheart), you just love to pieces. I can see that topping the list over break ups. I also feel weird/guilty comparing her to real children and babies, but I do it because I do love her and worry about her all the time. One of my friends once compared her toddler to a puppy, so I think it’s ok!

  2. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    Our sweet girl got lost yesterday morning and we still can’t find her. We cannot figure out how she escaped. We are worried sick. I 100% relate to what he said.

    • Jellybean says:

      There are a lot of good people out there who will do their best to help her and get her back to you. Good luck with your search.

    • Celebitchy says:

      I’m so sorry to hear that! Just tweet a pic of her with your general location (if you are not comfortable with this pls just DM me a pic with your location and the details and I can do it) and @me in the response and I will retweet.

      • Frida_K says:

        Sending you all the best wishes for a good outcome, @LaUnicaAngelina…!

        And, @Celebitchy…what a sweet thing to offer. That is so kind.

        It’s excruciating to lose a pet this way. I hope he gets his little guy back, safe and sound.

    • Godwina says:

      All extremities are crossed she returns to you. *hug*

    • chicken tetrazzini! says:

      Only acceptable use of Nextdoor is helping to find lost pets. I truly hope you get your buddy back soon!

    • Case says:

      I’m so sorry and hope she makes a speedy and safe return to you.

    • LaUnicaAngelina says:

      I just love the CB community. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. ❤️

    • Charfromdarock says:

      I’m sorry @launicaangelina

      I hope you find her soon.

      Anyone who has ever loved a dog knows how strong the bond between person and pet is.

    • Celebitchy says:

      Update: LaUnicaAngelina’s sweet dog has come home! She wrote on Instagram that her dog just walked up the front step but ran off when she went after her. Angelina chased her down in the neighborhood and she’s now home.

  3. Jellybean says:

    My dog once went missing for half an hour. I had been running from person to person in the park asking if they had seen him and just as I was breaking down on the phone to my husband, one of them came back to me to say he had been rounded up and was safe with the park keeper. I cannot begin to imagine how it would feel to be in Orlando’s position.My heart goes out to them both.

  4. Godwina says:

    Yeah, miss me with any shaming of people who lose it when their animal buddies are sick, dying or missing. It’s a HUGE, horrendous, heartbreaking deal. I hope this ends well.

    • Blueskies says:

      I agree with everything you’ve said here. Grief over a pet is a separate world from grief over a person, to me that is simply a fact. They shouldn’t be compared and no one should ever be shamed over it. It is a unique process, I’ve been through it enough and am currently in it, I lost my golden girl tortoiseshell two months ago and it’s been intensely hard. I’ve also had a cat go missing and never return. He will have long passed away if he ended up with other people but the not knowing still saddens me. Every love and deep bond is special and so too the loss and grief.

      I hope there’s a happy reunion for Mighty and Orlando, it’s still possible. I really feel for him.

  5. Sojaschnitzel says:

    Losing a pet is horrible. Worrying about a pet is equally horrible. Whenever we had a thunderstorm or any kind of bad weather I spent my days or nights by the window and wouldn’t sleep until my catto was back and safe. Basically I was constantly anxious about him. Not a healthy way to grow up, but what can you do.

  6. Cassandra says:

    I just dropped my dog off at the groomers and it feels “off” and empty at home. I can’t imagine how terrible it is not knowing if you’ll see them again.

  7. ReginaGeorge says:

    I have a human child (now an adult) and a fur child. I may as well have given birth to the fur child because I’m bonded to that pooch more that I would have ever thought. Also cuz the human ones grow up and stop needing you, and during a certain phase don’t even want you around lol, whereas a dog is always loyal, faithful and wants to love you. It’s a bit different. And I hope Orly finds Mighty. I’m so sad for him.

  8. Case says:

    I’ve had many meaningful relationships of all kinds, and I’ve had my share of life struggles, but my two cats are truly my best little friends and the thought of them being lost and alone breaks me. They are the sweetest creatures and we have such a special bond. I’d never, EVER shade anyone for mourning the loss of their pet. I feel so bad for Orlando. I hope Mighty is somehow still out there and safe. I can’t imagine just not knowing.

  9. BC says:

    🙁 I hope Mighty is found.

  10. Anne Call says:

    I live near where his dog went missing and it has been posted on next door all over Santa Barbara and Montecito. Really sad because where they live has lots of wildlife (coyotes etc). Cats are constantly going missing and animals cannot be left out over night. Hope that someone has him and he is safe.