"The sweetest cat that ever lived," Alison Brie wrote in a tribute to her cat

By Gabrielle Chung
June 24, 2020 10:39 PM
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Alison Brie and Dave Franco's cat Harry
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Dave Franco and Alison Brie's beloved cat Harry has died.

Brie, 37, announced the sad news on her Instagram Wednesday, sharing photos of their furry friend alongside a written tribute to the feline.

"Said goodbye to this perfect angel today," the GLOW star wrote. "Harry...Harold...Harrison...my sweet boy. My old man."

"You were quite a talker these last couple years. Your favorite place was in my arms. And your tail was wagging till the very end," she continued. "The sweetest cat that ever lived."

Brie and Franco, 35, have been married since 2017. They also share a tabby named Arturo, who — along with Harry — initially lived with Franco prior to their relationship.

In 2018, Franco revealed that he knew Brie was the one when he found out she was a fellow cat lover.

"She was the only person I could find who was willing to sleep with my two 16-pound cats on top of her every night, so I didn't have many choices for partners," the actor said during an interview with The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

"So you picked her for that reason?" host Ellen DeGeneres asked, to which Franco replied, "Pretty much."

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Dave Franco and Alison Brie
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Brie previously spoke about her fur babies in a 2019 interview with The Sunday Times, joking that she and Franco chose not to have kids because they already treat Harry and Arturo like children.

“They’re our children,” she said at the time. “I don’t really want to have kids."

“It’s great because I don’t worry about when should I get pregnant — between seasons, while we’re shooting the show — I don’t think about it every day," the actress added. "It would be nice, but I think of all the things that would be so stressful. I think about how much we’re involved in our cats’ lives. Oh my God, if it was a child!"

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The cat parents have even dedicated a room in their home dedicated to their animals.

"We are obsessed with our two cats. Whenever we see art of any kind with two cats on it, you know, we are like crazy cat ladies and we’re obsessed with it," Brie told Architectural Digest in 2018.

"The cats have their own room and in the cat room, it’s solely decorated with these really terrible paintings, water colors of cats in outfits that my best friend from college sends me every year from Orlando, Florida," she said. "She buys this one every year, she sends them to me, and the only place we can put them is in the cats' room where their food is and all of that stuff."