While Carrie Fisher’s therapy dog and companion, Gary, has an official Instagram, it turns out a popular Twitter account for the French bulldog has been run by “a simple fan of Carrie and Gary.”
Over the last fews days Gary's been asked who tweets for him.I felt it was best to post this statement to avoid any confusing or misleadings pic.twitter.com/OlczgRSsmE— Carrie Fisher's Dog (@Gary_TheDog) December 29, 2016
“Over a year ago, like most of you, I discovered Carrie Fisher’s wonderful bulldog Gary,” the Twitter user explained. “To my surprise, at the time, I couldn’t believe there was no twitter (sic) account for Gary. So I decided to honor him by making this account.”
Gary made an impression while accompanying Fisher to many events, including the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in April and a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015.
Prior to Fisher’s death, the tweets were humorously shared from the perspective of Fisher’s Frenchie.
Ellen banned me cause I wouldn't let her take a selfie with me. https://t.co/OhcobjQs9Z— Carrie Fisher's Dog (@Gary_TheDog) November 30, 2016
The hottest toy of the year! pic.twitter.com/p7IwFsZjuF— Carrie Fisher's Dog (@Gary_TheDog) September 17, 2016
“I always tried to keep the tweets fun and light,” the anonymous author explained, “but due to the events in the last few days, I have felt the grief that most of you have felt. So I asked myself ‘what would Gary tweet’.”
When news of Fisher’s health issues broke, the posts became more sentimental.
All I want for Christmas is mommy' lap. Oh a big dog bone covered with bacon.— Carrie Fisher's Dog (@Gary_TheDog) December 24, 2016
After Fisher’s death Tuesday, the person behind the account used the allotted 140 characters to mourn the beloved actress and subsequently her mother, Debbie Reynolds.
This has been my face for the last few days. pic.twitter.com/S77tkKO8Cd— Carrie Fisher's Dog (@Gary_TheDog) December 28, 2016
They don't make 'em like this anymore. pic.twitter.com/MSaOIvv0XZ— Carrie Fisher's Dog (@Gary_TheDog) December 29, 2016
“It’s been therapeutic using this Twitter to express my heartache and sadness,” the user explained in the shared statement.