05/26/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
After 25 years on the air, The Oprah Winfrey Show aired its final episode on Wednesday, and the woman behind it chose to sign off with one of her most loyal fans by her side: Her cocker spaniel, Sadie.
“Sadie, we did it!” Oprah Winfrey excitedly shouted as she picked up her pet pooch, and headed off towards her office. She had spent the last hour imparting wisdom, expressing gratitude and shedding tears. While cradling Sadie in her arms and taking comfort in the devoted pup, the talk show host walked further away from the camera, and the show’s telecast drew to a close.
For now, Oprah’s future remains uncertain, but it’s a safe bet that it will include a lot more quality time with her favorite furry friends.
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