All of us go through trials in our lives. But losing two dogs in one day seems down right cruel. But yes, that’s exactly what has happened to America’s Got Talent judge Julianne Hough and her husband Brooks Laich, who headed to their respective social media pages on Saturday (Oct. 12) to share the dreadful news that their two dogs Lexi and Harley had died in September…on the same exact day.
“Thank you for your love,” Hough wrote alongside a series of pics of the two Cavalier King Charles spaniels. “Thank you for being my babies, my daughters. Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for teaching me how to be your mother. Thank you for allowing me to give and receive love.”
View this post on Instagram
Pure love is real, it existed through us. My heart expanded and felt the truth of what is possible. I am forever grateful. Thank you for your love. Thank you for being my babies, my daughters. Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for teaching me how to be your mother. Thank you for allowing me to give and receive love. Thank you for your kisses. Thank you for your blessings every single minute of every single day. Thank you for your souls. Thank you for protecting me. Thank you for letting me protect you. Thank you for protecting each other. Thank you for the timeless memories. Thank you for your magic. Thank you for being the most consistent and constant beings in my life. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being my guardians on this earth and even more so now. I’ve never experienced a love like ours. I miss you I love you forever Now You Are Free Lexi July 21 2008 – September 28 2019 Harley March 28 2011 – September 28 2019
Hough’s husband Laich also headed to Instagram to post a pic of him and his wife holding the two dogs during brighter days. He also touched on how painful it has been for the couple since the dogs’ untimely passing.
“Their tragic passing has left my wife and I heartbroken,” he wrote. “Lexi and Harley were not just pets to us, they were our children, and we loved them as such.”
[RELATED: Brother and Sister Duo Julianne Hough and Derek Hough Get Holiday Special, “Holidays with the Houghs”]
Laich went on to say that, ‘the past 2 weeks have been filled with tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. The immense pain we feel by their loss is due to the overwhelming love we had for them. Every single beautiful part of them will be missed, but we trust that they are in a better place now, and can still feel their presence in our hearts.’
Neither post went into much detail as to how it was that both dogs passed away on the same day. Nevertheless, we send our condolences to this hurting couple.
View this post on Instagram
It is with the heaviest heart that I share with you the passing of our beloved dogs Lexi and Harley. Their tragic passing has left my wife and I heartbroken. Lexi and Harley were not just pets to us, they were our children, and we loved them as such. They were the purest example of love that I have ever seen. They showed me that true love did exist in the world. The way they loved their mom @juleshough and the way she loved them back was the first time I knew that there was hope for me to have love in my life. And they accepted me into their little family, and helped me become a dad for the first time. The past 2 weeks have been filled with tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. The immense pain we feel by their loss is due to the overwhelming love we had for them. Every single beautiful part of them will be missed, but we trust that they are in a better place now, and can still feel their presence in our hearts. I want to thank the many people who have helped see us through the past 2 weeks. The outpouring of love and support we have received from our family and friends has helped heal our hearts. I am eternally grateful for everyone who has held space for my wife and I to grieve and mourn. There are too many names to list, but you all know who you are, and know that we couldn’t have made it through this without each and everyone of you. In the most sincere way possible, thank you very much. Thank you to @kristysowin, @derekhough, and @camilaforeroo for going above and beyond what we could ever imagine asking of you. There simply are no words to express our gratitude, we love you deeply and are so grateful for you. Thank you to my wife for allowing me to share in their world, and trusting me to be their dad. I wasn’t perfect, but I loved them with every ounce of my heart. And thank you Lexi and Harley, for teaching me grace, softening my heart, and showing me love. You are perfect, and may you Rest In Peace. ❤️🐶🐼🐺💑❤️