You know him from his roles in The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Walking Dead, but did you know that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a dedicated dog lover?
Morgan was recently in Venice Beach, CA and happened upon a group of children who were selling puppies out of a box. They were trying to get Morgan to buy one and told him that the puppies cost $350 each. Morgan pointed to a puppy lying at the bottom of the box, much smaller than the rest, and asked how much for that puppy. The kids said that she wasn’t going to make it through the night.
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Morgan took out a $20 bill and handed it to the kids in exchange for the tiny puppy. Morgan wasn’t initially hopeful about the pup’s condition but wanted to do what he could, so he brought her to the veterinarian. She didn’t have much of a shot but Morgan wouldn’t give up! Even the vet’s counsel suggested that the puppy’s chances of survival were pretty bleak.
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Surprisingly, the puppy began to perk up and take puppy formula from a bottle. Morgan had high hopes and introduced her to his other dog, Bandit. Bandit took an immediate interest in the pup giving her another reason to pull through.
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It was almost 10 years ago that Morgan told the heartwarming story to Bonnie Hunt on a talk show. “I bottle fed her for a month, and she used to kiss her way around, which is how she got her name Bisou — it means ‘kiss’ in French.”
In honor of Bisou and her incredible will to live, the actor had her name tattooed on his arm.
Bisou spent 12 spectacular years with Morgan. She’s now running happy and free over The Rainbow Bridge. A tiny dog who barely had a chance at life lived a wonderful one indeed!
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