The world lost a legend this week. Iconic musician David Bowie died on Jan. 10, 2016, at age 69 after a long battle with cancer, as reported on his Facebook page.
Bowie leaves behind a loving family, and a truly incredible body of work that will appreciated by millions for many years to come. The man has been breaking barriers and making radio hits since the 1960s, and those mourning this great loss are not all human. Pets are feeling the pain, too.
Pet lovers and pet owners around the Internet have been posting touching tributes to the late artist. We’ve seen everything from Bowie Instagram filters to photos of dog Bowie doppelgängers — just like the man himself, they have been unpredictable, unique and so, so beautiful. Here’s how:
1. Fancat-ing Out
We just want to walk everywhere with this animated bolt constantly flickering over our faces.
2. Getting Bowie Body Art
When I read that #DavidBowie passed. I was more upset for my daughter then for the loss. I knew how devastated she would be. She cried all that night and off and on all day yesterday and then she went and got this last night. Her bf is so talented. He just listens to what you want, draws it on his @Microsoft Surface (they should use him in a commercial) and gets your approval and then tattoos you up. I think this is so amazing. My daughter is @madame.vegan.ann Her BF is @scottfalboart – @studioarcanum – Seattle A photo posted by B U G N L V O E ???? (@bugn) on
We’ve never wanted a tattoo more than we do right now.
3. Sending Shoutouts From Smushed Faces
I’ve purred hard at the purr clubs for many years to your music! Rest in peace #davidbowie A photo posted by Tudi (@queen_latudi) on
Furr-ever a Bowie fan.
4. Creating Dog-Inspired Album Cover Art
???? #davidbowie #respect #rip #love #ziggystardust #davidbowiedog #tragic #loss #welostoneofthegreatesttoday A photo posted by ???? Golden Retriever Love ???? (@goldenlove2000) on
Mind = blown.
5. Saying It With A Song
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
6. Accessorizing Their Dog Like The Man Himself
RIP DAVID BOWIE ???? #DavidBowie #DavidBowWow #DavidBowWowie #DavidBowieDog #schnauzergang #miniatureschnauzer #whiteminiatureschnauzer #minischnauzer #whiteminischnauzer #rockdog #davidbowieforever #dogsofrock #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #instadog #Aladdinsane #ZiggyStarpaws #diamonddogs #tribute #DavidBowieLegend #DavidBowietribute #starman #stardog A photo posted by Rocky The Miniature Schnauzer (@rockyjazzpaws) on
The jacket makes the rock star.
7. And Simply Paying Their Respects
Visiting the memorial outside the Bowie home.
RIP, David Bowie. The humans, cats and dogs of this world will rock out to your tunes forever.