Your dog is always with you and connected to how you feel, no matter the situation or your mood. Since the renowned Back to the Future star was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Michael J. Fox has become much more aware of this, despite his prior awareness of it.
Because of their ability to lessen the sense of isolation brought on by chronic illnesses, dogs, in particular, have received a lot of attention in interviews regarding the value they have in providing emotional support for people with incapacitating conditions.
In 2020, he discussed it and described how Gus, his canine, has helped him through some of his most trying times. Discuss it now because a new entrance named Blue has just been installed in the house.
In order to welcome and present his new friend to his many followers, he makes the announcement on his Instagram account by posting a selfie of himself hugging him.
Welcome to your new residence, Blue! In reaction to numerous messages from illustrious friends thanking Fox for the new family member's sensitivity, the actor said that he had received.
Additionally, many have noted how strikingly Blue recalls Einstein, Doc Brown's time-traveling dog from the film "Back to the Future."
Fox thought it was time to welcome another animal into his home after spending a year mourning the loss of Gus, who passed away in 2021 at the young age of 12, much to the actor's sorrow.
In actuality, Gus had played a significant role in his life, particularly following his 1990 Parkinson's disease diagnosis. Throughout his numerous health struggles, the dog had been a source of affection and support.
When you have a chronic illness, your natural inclination is to isolate yourself and reduce the size of your world so that all you have to worry about is your illness, but a dog will reopen your eyes to the outside world, he told CBS News.
Additionally, Gus and the actor had previously been through some difficult times together: In 2018, Fox had surgery to remove a tumor from his spine, and while he was in a wheelchair, he recalled that "the dog never left me; he walked around me, then one day he sat in front of me, looked at me, and told me that everything would be okay."
Because no other animal will be able to step into his place, his loss will cause us deep grief because we fully understand that he cannot be replaced by another animal.
No one can tell you how or when to grieve for an animal who has passed away or for whom you have a deep affection. It is necessary to do so in order to cope with the pain of not being able to hold them in your arms anymore. Everybody takes their time, and those who come into contact with those who have lost a life companion must respect their "journey."
However, Blue will surely ease the actor's suffering because, despite being unlike Gus, no animal is alike in every way. As such, the actor will continue to experience Blue's limitless love.