Bloom admitted he bids the skeleton of his beloved Moroccan dog goodnight.
Rabat – British actor Orlando Bloom has his dog’s skeleton mounted on a display in his home, as he “can’t let go” of the pooch he adopted while in Morocco.
Bloom found the dog, who he named “Sidi,” living on the street while on the set of his 2005 movie “Kingdom of Heaven,” and decided he had to take him home. Sidi passed away 11 years later in September of 2016 from liver cancer.
Bloom posted a photo of the mounted display to Instagram with the caption “Man’s best friend…when you can’t let go.”
The actor, known for his role in Pirates of the Carribean among other blockbusters, further explained the odd choice to magazine Dog’s Monthly.
“He was a great companion and I was very upset when he died. I had his skeleton mounted so that he stays with me,” the 42-year-old actor confided.
“I know that sounds a little odd to some people, but it is quite tastefully done and I still get to say goodnight to him,” Bloom added.
‘I’m British and we are a nation of dog lovers,’ Bloom said. ‘But even if I wasn’t British, I would still be an animal lover and especially a dog lover. I just cannot help myself.’