Jodie Marsh has announced the death of her bulldog, Louie, only days after having to perform CPR to resuscitate him
Devastated Jodie Marsh has spoken of her utter heartbreak after one of her dogs passed away yesterday.
Jodie rescued Louie, who is a bulldog, around 11 years ago, and whilst Jodie has not yet revealed what caused Louie's death, she released a video just days ago of her performing emergency CPR on the pooch after he choked on a treat.
WATCH: Jodie Marsh gave her bulldog Louie CPR after he choked on a treat
In an emotional Facebook post, Jodie opened up about her dog, referring to herself as a "fur baby mummy".
She wrote: "I am absolutely heart broken to tell you that Louie passed away this afternoon. As I'd said before on my Twitter, I knew I didn't have long left with him.
"As a fur baby mummy, you can just tell when they start to deteriorate. Every morning for the last year, I have been coming downstairs with my fingers crossed that he's still with me. Most mornings I would be woken up at 7am by him barking to go out. The odd morning I slept until my alarm went off at 7.30 and he DIDN'T bark, I flew down the stairs in a panic thinking the worst, to then find him snoring and snuggled up with the others.
"I have been resuscitating him for two years and I'm glad I did. It's given me an extra two years with a dog that can only be described as an angel. He came from a horrid background of no love and no walks and when I rescued him nearly 11 years ago, I fell in love with him on sight and it was like he knew I'd come to make his life better."
"Louie has had the most amazing quality of life and the most wonderful life. He's been to Norfolk with me and walked along the cliffs, he's been to Somerset and walked through fields of wild flowers and he's been to Cornwall with me and walked along the beach. He has played football with us all (friends, family, me, my other dogs) and he loved his walks more than anything.
"His favourite game was to be chased while carrying a stick or a ball (which he was still doing as recently as last week). When you asked him "is that my stick?" He would vigorously shake his head as if he was saying 'no'. He has brought us all so much love and laughter and I'm so grateful that I had these amazing years with him.
"Louie was an incredible dog with a huge personality. I wouldn't have kept resuscitating him if I thought he was in pain or suffering or not enjoying life. The worst episode he ever had where I honestly thought I'd lost him was 2 years ago and I still don't know how I managed to bring him back and he's loved life so much for the last two years. Even since his episode on Sunday he has been playing football in the garden with me and the other dogs!"
Jodie calls her dogs her "fur babies" (Credit: Instagram/ Jodie Marsh)
Adding that she was glad her mum filmed her performing CPR on Louie the other day, Jodie hoped it would help other dog owners: "It may help save another dog's life. It may help an owner to stay calm while waiting for a vet, it may help people to understand a little more about bulldogs and about their needs, it may encourage people to do a dog CPR course.
"I am crying as I write this. Unfortunately today the dogs were playing in the garden and I was working inside & when I went out an hour later he was gone. I have been living with the fear that he could have one of his episodes when I'm not around and there would be nothing I could do. Today was that day. No-one can physically watch a dog 24/7 even though I have done my best to work from home recently and to be around as much as physically possible.
"RIP Louie my angel. You were the perfect dog. You brought me nothing but happiness and love and laughter. I am totally utterly heartbroken."
Our thoughts are with Jodie at this sad time.