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“I’m his best pal,” Eric tells us of Muddy (above).
(Photo: The Pet Press)

Eric Roberts’ Beloved Pooch
Soon to Pass Away Too


Anyone cheering Mickey Rourke’s big comeback could not help but have been touched by the February 16 passing of his pet Chihuahua Loki.

“I said to myself that I’d rather have Loki for two more years than an Oscar,” Mickey – who was nominated for his role in The Wrestler – told reporters six days later while making his way up the red carpet at the Academy Awards.

Now, sadly, we learn that Mickey’s pal Eric Roberts will soon be grieving the passing of a beloved pet as well. Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio’s Spiritual Warriors, Eric says Muddy, his 14-year-old half-pit bull, half- German shorthair, is in the final stages of cancer.

“We have his lungs drained about twice a week. And we’re keeping him alive because he still wags his tail,” Eric tells host Jsu Garcia. “But I believe this will probably be his last week here, because he’s starting now to get unhappy. So when he gets uncomfortable, I’m gonna put him to sleep,” adds the actor, who co-starred with Mickey in The Pope of Greenwich Village, and will be reunited with him in next year’s The Expendables. “But we’re trying to keep him happy. And I’ll keep him with me all day long, up until that happens.”

Eric also talks about Mickey’s recent public grieving of Loki, telling Jsu, “He meant it from the bottom of his heart. Don’t think he didn’t.”

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