The 10-year-old pup, who appeared on seasons 2 and 3, had been suffering from heart problems and Silva knew “an instant heart attack was a possibility.”
“He was pure love. It’s been so fun capturing his spirit and sharing more with you all here. I’ve taken a few days to process and grieve and figure out what’s next,” Silva wrote on Instagram, writing that she doesn’t “want to stop sharing the best of Bru,” and that she hopes to launch Bruley-inspired merchandise and work with bulldog rescue nonprofit opportunities soon.
Members of the Fab 5 shared their best memories with Bruley on Instagram as well.
Bobby Berk posted: “RIP my furry little friend. You brought joy to so many with your jump kisses, grunts and even your farts 💨 You were the best little sidekick we could have had. You will be very missed by all including your mama @tinsely_who my heart goes out to right now. I love YOU.”
Antoni Porowski posted on his Instagram Story: “Rest in puppy peace, because all dogs go to heaven, little one.”