Michael J. Fox showed off his new dog Blue in a beautiful Instagram picture.
Michael J. Fox is proudly displaying his family’s newest addition.
On Monday, the 61-year-old actor shared a photo of his new puppy, Blue, with his Instagram followers.
Fox captioned a shot of himself holding Blue while they both looked into the camera, “Hello, Blue, welcome to your new home!”
In the comments section, Julianne Moore gushed about the dog, adding, “Oh my goodness!! Very cute,” Ali Wentworth said, “THIS IS INSANE NUTS! What a stunning young lady!”
Tracy Pollan, Fox’s wife of nearly 35 years, posted an adorable video of Blue interacting with another dog on her Instagram Story.
“Best pals,” she wrote over the amusing video.
Fox’s new acquisition arrives nearly two years after he bid farewell to his dog Gus, who died in April 2021.
At the time, the Back to the Future star revealed the sad news on Instagram with a photo of the 12-year-old pup.
“Gus – fantastic dog and faithful buddy, we’ll miss you,” he said in the caption before referring to many passages from his upcoming memoir, No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Death, which will be released in 2020.
Gus has been a loyal friend to Fox during his prolonged Parkinson’s disease battle. Fox referred to his Great Dane-Labrador mix as a “miracle dog” in his book because he was a consistent source of support during his health issues.
“I didn’t save Gus,” the actor admitted. “You could argue that he saved me, but he’d be too modest to acknowledge it.”
During the CBS primetime show The Pet Project in November 2020, Fox discussed Gus’s significant impact on his life.
“You know that no matter what your condition is, no matter what you feel, this animal is with you and is connected to you, and you feel,” Fox, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1998, said. “It acts as a force multiplier.”
“When you have a chronic condition, your instinct is sometimes to withdraw and make your world as little as possible, so you don’t have much to cope with, but a dog will open you up,” he stated.
Gus was especially crucial in Fox’s life once he had to relearn walking following a spinal cord tumor removal surgery in 2018.
Gus was waiting for him by the door when he got home from the hospital in a wheelchair, according to the Family Ties alum.
“He sort of rounds the wheelchair with this low kind of woof woof, woof woof, and sat in front of the wheelchair right in front of me, and looked at me, and I said, ‘It’s going to be okay,’” he told CBS News Lee Cowan.