Lena Dunham is sharing the heartbreaking reason she had to give up her beloved dog, Lamby.
In an emotional Instagram post, shared on Wednesday, the Girls star opened up about why she no longer has been sharing pics of her furry white pup.
"A lot of you have been asking where Lamby is these days since he's always been the star of my gram and I've been posting pics of my poodle girls," Dunham, 31, began. "Well, you know honesty is my jam but this one has been really heartbreaking to talk about. But I feel I have to share that last March, after four years of challenging behavior and aggression that could not be treated with training or medication or consistent loving dog ownership, Lamby went to live at an amazing professional facility in Los Angeles @matt_thezendog where an awesome person named @therealdanishay (who is educated in a rescue dog's specific trauma) loves him so hard."
The actress revealed that Lamby was abused as a pup and "that made having him in a typical home environment dangerous to him and others- we needed to be responsible to ourselves, our neighbors and especially our beloved boy."
"I will miss him forever but sometimes when you love something you have to let it go (especially when it requires tetanus shots and stitches)," she continued. "Someday I'll really write about the pain and relief of letting Lamby go off and really be Lamby, biting and peeing in his own mouth and all. There were so many lessons in it, about forgiving myself and loving with an open palm and giving in to a larger plan."
Dunham also thanked her boyfriend, Jack Antonoff, for loving Lamby, "even when he ruined floors and couches and our life. Jack knows what Lamby means to me and he let me come to the decision in my own time, even when it made his days challenging." She also wrote about the importance of responsibly re-homing rescue pets "rather than sending them back into the shelter system."
"It can require patience, diligence and often a financial contribution but there are solutions that leave everyone happy and safe," she added. "You will always have been your dog's first stop outside shelter life and that's beautiful."
The couple also has two poodles, Susan and Karen, and has recently been posting adorable pics of them on Instagram.
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