NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, January 1, 2016, 1:35 PM
BY JACQUELINE CUTLER
Kaley Cuoco’s beloved dog, Petey, died and she took to Instagram to express her love for him.
Cuoco, who plays Penny on “The Big Bang Theory,” posted sweet photos of the adorable pooch over the years.
He died on New Year’s Eve, which also would have been her anniversary. Cuoco married Ryan Sweeting Dec. 31, 2013 and they announced their divorce Sept. 25.
Cuoco seemed grateful and reflective as she wrote about the rescue dog’s wonderful ability to bring joy to her family.
Cuoco’s best friend gave her the pooch as a Sweet Sixteen present. Cuoco worried that her parents wouldn’t let her keep him so she hid Petey in her room – for three days.
When her parents found out, “they said I had to take care of him if I was to keep him, that he would be mine! I was so excited!!”
A year later, Cuoco, moved out, but her parents so adored Petey, they kept him.
“My folks gave him the greatest life and he taught us what it means to love an adoption pup,” she wrote.
Cuoco named her business, Peteypie, Inc., after him when she founded it 13 years ago.
“I know he will now enjoy doggie heaven where there will be an abundance of greenies (dog treats) just for him,” she wrote. “This little guy, I will never, ever forget.”