01/19/2013 at 01:50 PM EST
The message, short and sweet, says it all.
"R.I.P Harry dog," Tweeted Nathan Sykes
, of the English-Irish boy band The Wanted, along with a pic of himself with the photogenic prized pooch.
"Thanks for all of the memories, smiles and love. We're gonna miss you," said the 19-year-old musician.
Fans clearly responded appropriately. An hour after Sykes's original post went up on Saturday, he Tweeted again.
"Thanks for all of your lovely tweets :)," he said, "making me smile."