12 Puppies and Us floored BBC viewers last night with a ‘brutally’ sad ending about trainee sheep dog Meg.
Wednesday (November 18) evening’s episode featured 16-year-old Victoria and her puppy Meg, who she described as her “best friend”.
What happened in 12 Puppies and Us?
It showed Victoria, from Somerset, training the Border Collie with the hopes of turning her into a working sheep dog.
She said on the programme: “Having a new puppy is quit exciting, it’s been a roller coaster as lots has happened, but it’s a really good experience having a puppy. Especially because it’s Meg and Meg’s, like… we’re best friends.”
Later, when Meg was 22 weeks old, 12 Puppies and Us showed Victoria working with an expert to train Meg to handle sheep.
The were some hiccups along the way but Meg was showing promise, particularly because of Victoria’s care and determination.
The ending of 12 Puppies and Us… poor Meg and Victoria.
The teenager said: “I’ve learned to be more patient and grown more confident in myself, and I’ve got more self-belief that I can do it. I can imagine myself in a field, lovely field, lots of sheep, Meg happy as anything and her herding up the sheep.”
What happened to Victoria’s puppy Meg in 12 Puppies and Us?
Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. At the end of the episode, a message appeared on screen informing viewers that Meg had died.
It read: “Sadly, sheep dog Meg died in a road accident one month after filming ended.”
The heartbreaking update left viewers at home feeling emotional.
How did BBC Two viewers react?
On Twitter, one BBC viewer said: “#12PuppiesAndUs was good again tonight until the ending, so heartbreaking for Meg and Victoria. How sad.”
A second tweeted: “I was not prepared for the ending of #12PuppiesAndUs. Poor Meg and Victoria.”
A third put: “@BBCOne oh no, poor Meg #12PuppiesAndUs. How’s her owner?”
“#12PuppiesAndUs sending so much love to Victoria,” said a fourth, adding: “Poor Meg.”
“As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse,” said a fifth. “Brutal ending to #12PuppiesAndUs. Poor Meg. Any news on how Victoria is doing?”
#12PuppiesAndUs was good again tonight until the ending, so heartbreaking for Meg and Victoria. How sad.
— Daniel Brown (@DanJBrownMUFC) November 18, 2020
I was not prepared for the ending of #12PuppiesAndUs 😭 Poor Meg and Victoria 🐶💔
— Charlotte Parker (@_Charl_Parker) November 18, 2020
— Gillian Grant (@gillianmgrant) November 18, 2020
#12PuppiesAndUs sending so much love to Victoria. Poor Meg xx
— Lucie (@thebluecowgirl) November 18, 2020
As if 2020 couldn't get any worse. Brutal ending to #12PuppiesAndUs. Poor Meg. Any news on how Victoria is doing?
— Liz Chamberlain (@liz_loch) November 18, 2020
“Owhhhh Meg,” said a sixth with crying emojis.
Someone else wrote: “Only just started watching this today but poor Meg and her lovely owner.”
“Was really enjoying #12PuppiesAndUs, the news at the end floored me,” said another. “Poor Meg.”
Another agreed that Victoria must be feeling “devastated”.
Owhhhh Meg 😭😭😭 #12PuppiesAndUs
— Neave E (@neavieao) November 18, 2020
Only just started watching this today but poor Meg and her lovely owner. 😢 also I think Fabio needs to live with me and the cats! #12PuppiesAndUs
— Mabeth's World (@MabethsWorld) November 18, 2020
Me too, that poor young girl must be devastated.
— The Baileys (@jacquimum) November 18, 2020
#12PuppiesAndUs NOOO MEG 💔😭
— steph (@stephaanierossx) November 18, 2020
Sorry to hear the sad news of Meg the sheepdog on #12PuppiesAndUs such a gorgeous little dog ❤️
— Vicki (@vichogan76) November 18, 2020
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