DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Brandon Barash Mourns the Death of His Beloved Dog, Schmuli

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Losing a beloved pet is truly losing a family member, especially when the animal was part of your life for many years. Our thoughts are with DAYS OF OUR LIVES star Brandon Barash (Jake) as he and his family mourn the death of the actor’s white boxer, Schmuli.

“Today’s a tough one,” Barash, who adopted Schmuli a dozen years ago, shared on Instagram along with a gallery of sweet photos of his four-legged friend with daughter Harper and fiancé Isabella. “Our hearts are shattered, yet full. The house is quieter yet imbued with lingering long-lasting love. Our tears are abundant, yet grateful. Schmuli moved on and has left legend status in his wake. He loved and protected his family furrriously and chomped his crunchy water (ice) tenaciously.”

In his emotional farewell message to his dog, the actor — who also previously played GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Johnny — told Schmuli to seek out his late father, Jerry, in Heaven. “Go find Bapa, Mr. Schmules, but be sure to put your booties on before so you don’t scratch his floors,” Barash continued. “He’ll be waiting for you with buckets of crunchy water and poker chips.

“Thank you for 12 of the best years of my life,” the DAYS star concluded. “We’re all better because we knew you. See you in another life.”

Please join us in sending our condolences to Barash and his family at this difficult time. And scroll through the gallery below to see some adorable photos throughout the years of Barash with his four-legged friend.

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