Gardeners’ World presenter and horticulturist Monty Don, 65, shared a rare insight into his family life on Thursday with a personal snap of his two dogs “watching TV”. The Instagram post showed Yorkshire Terrier, Patti, lying next to Golden Retriever, Nellie, on a sofa and garnered more than 40,000 likes from fans of the TV presenter.
Taking to Instagram, Monty treated his 768,000 followers to the rare picture of his two dogs.
The gardening expert simply captioned the post: “Watching TV, and showed his two dogs looking content as they lay next to each other surrounded by cushions.
The post sparked an emotional reaction from fans as they took to the social media platform to share their love for the picture.
One wrote: “Beautiful friends”, with a red heart emoji, while another quipped: “[It’s] emotional to see them together”.
READ MORE: Naga Munchetty called out for making ‘demands’ on Saturday Kitchen
“To the end he was happy, healthy and his usual calm, lovely self.”
He continued: “But he was suddenly taken ill and he slipped quietly away with no pain or suffering and is now buried in the garden with lots of tennis balls.”
The gardening expert finished his post: “Rest now old friend. See you in the sweet bye and bye.”
In September Monty revealed to his followers that he was dedicating his latest book My Garden World to his beloved dog.