Jane Fonda ”cried every night” when her dog was going through chemotherapy.
The 77-year-old actress got the treatment for her pet pooch Spencer after he got cancer, but the Hollywood star insists she would never inflict chemo on a pet again after watching her Golden Retriever go through the ”ordeal.”
She said: ”Spencer lived for 13 years. He died of cancer. I adored him so much that I put him through chemotherapy, something I would never do again, no matter what. You can’t explain to a dog that it’s for his own good. I was married to Ted Turner by then and we were on one of his ranches in New Mexico.
”The vet was an hour away so I moved in and slept with Spencer in his little cage at the hospital while he went through the chemo ordeal. I cried every night.”
When she passes away, the Gracie and Frankie star would like her ashes to be scattered in the same place as Spencer’s.
She said: ”I had Spencer cremated and we sprinkled his ashes on what was once a Native American vision quest sight where I sometimes went to meditate. Ted and I had decided we would be put there as well when we died.”
After Spencer, Jane had another Golden Retriever, Roxy, who also died, before getting Tulea, a Coton de Tulear breed of dog who she still has today.
And just like with Spencer and Roxy, Jane can’t bear to be away from her four-legged friend, and even finds it harder to sleep when she is not with her canine pal.
In a post on her website, she wrote: ”She goes just about everywhere with me and when I am without her I ache for her. It’s a physical thing. I feel a pang in my body and it’s harder to sleep. She follows me like a shadow and is so smart.”