Actor Jeffery Dean Morgan is probably best known for his roles on shows like Grey’s Anatomy and The Walking Dead.
But he’s also an avid animal lover.
That’s why he couldn’t resist stopping to check out a box of puppies some kids were selling in Venice Beach California.
There were about three litters of puppies in the box each being sold for about $350 each, according to PawMyGosh. Unfortunately, not all of them were healthy.
Morgan could have easily chosen the cutest or healthiest pup.
But he didn’t. Instead, he chose the sickliest one. He knew he would be able to care for the pup and give it a fighting chance at life so he offered the kid $20 for the sickly dog.
The puppy was so tiny and delicate that she needed to be bottle fed.
“I rescued her on the Venice boardwalk,” he told Hudson Valley News Network, according to PopSugar. “Some kids were selling three litters of puppies and I dug through the box and there was one, that, she was maybe four inches long, and I was like, I want to take that one that’s not going to make it through the day. I bottle-fed her for about a month.”
The cute little pup used to “kiss her way around” the bottle when he would feed her.
That’s why he named her Bisou, which means “kiss” in French.
He and Bisou had a wonderful relationship for about 17 years. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2015.
He still holds her very dear to his heart and even gets emotional when he speaks of her.
“She was a dog that I got 19 years ago, that I rescued. It’s going to make me tear up, I suck!” told Hudson Valley News Network in 2017. “A dog that I got 19 years ago, I can’t even talk about her.”
Morgan ended up getting a tattoo on his right forearm of her name in cursive letters to honor her memory.
“Two days after she passed I had her name tattooed on my arm. But oh, my god I miss her, I miss her so much,” he said.
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Morgan actually has several tattoos, about 10, that mean a great deal to him. One of them includes his son’s name.
He has “Gusy” tattooed on his knuckles which is short for Augustus.
So while he looks like a tough tatted up guy, he’s actually quite the softie.
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