It's never easy to lose a pet. On Tuesday (October 21), Reese Witherspoon took to Instagram to share some heartbreaking her news. One of her adorable dogs, a French Bulldog named Pepper, has sadly passed away.
"Our sweet Pepper passed away yesterday," Witherspoon shared. "My goodness, she was such a loyal and devoted family member. I am so heart broken, but I am also deeply grateful for all the love and comfort she brought our family. Now she’s in dog heaven where all great pets go. Chasing tennis balls, running through open fields of wild flowers and being the Queen that she is. That’s what I believe. We will always love you, Pepper."
Witherspoon's 21-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe also paid tribute to Pepper on Instagram, revealing the adorable pup's cause of death was an "aggressive" cancer. "Just when we thought she was getting better, things took a turn for the worst, and she passed peacefully, surrounded by those who love her," Phillippe wrote.
"If you ever met Peps, you’d know she was such a special girl. She was smart, sassy, and loved cuddling. She enjoyed playing in the yard with our Labrador, Hank, and would make everyone laugh with her surprisingly speedy “zoomies” around the house" she continued. "She also had a unique way of expressing herself with funny little noises that sounded like they were from some sort of pigeon."
Phillippe went on to say her beloved dog was "simply the best, and I repeatedly told her how perfect I thought she was. This girl got me through so many tough times, including some of my teenage years, and I am forever grateful for our bond. I’ll always treasure the times when I’d come home from college and she would meet me at the door, jumping for joy, and I’d pick her up so she could lick my face. She really knew how to make me feel special! As sad as I am and as much as I’ve cried over losing her, I am happy she had such a great life and is no longer in pain."
In addition to Pepper, Witherspoon is also dog mom to a labrador named Hank and bulldog named Lou. Witherspoon frequently shares photos of her pups on social media. It's clear that Pepper will be missed by Witherspoon and her children, as well as her dog siblings Hank and Lou.
Photo: Reese Witherspoon