The past few days appear to have been a bit of a mixed bag for Minister Lawrence Wong.
On Saturday (Jul. 25), it was announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that Wong will be appointed Minister for Education, relinquishing his previous post as Minister for National Development.
However, the night prior to this announcement, Wong took to Instagram to share some sad news; the passing of his family's pet golden retriever, Summer.
Passing of Summer
On Friday, Jul. 24, Wong posted a photo on Instagram of his dog, Summer.
In the caption, he shared that, after 16 years, Summer had "crossed the rainbow bridge".
"Goodbye dear Summer. Thank you for bringing so much love and joy to our lives. We will miss u :("
A scroll through Wong's Instagram profile shows that Summer has made a number of appearances in his posts, the oldest two post dating back to 2014.
His posts feature Summer in a variety of situations, such as:
Spending time together at home
He even shared a photo of the two of them napping concurrently:
Celebrating special occasions
Out and about at the Botanic Gardens
Documented more difficult times too
Wong also previously shared some of the more difficult times with Summer, such as when she fractured her foot and had to be put in a cone to prevent her from chewing on her bandage.
And when she had to start going for rehab and hydrotherapy due to old age affecting her ability to walk:
Top photos via Instagram / Lawrence Wong.