Oh noes! We feel so bad for the now former Real Housewife of New Jersey Caroline Manzo!
She and her family suffered some real heartache this Christmas when their beloved dog Austin, a 17-year-old Jack Russell Terrier got sick and passed away.
"RIP my beautiful little puppy, you were so loved. Santa has a new sidekick."
Her son, Albie Manzo also took the loss pretty hard as he wrote in a TwitLonger:
"It’s a tough day for me because I didn’t lose a dog, I lost a piece of what has always kept me smiling over the years.
I had a really tough time at school growing up. I didn’t exactly enjoy myself in my early teens. But No matter how my day was, he was there just kind of waiting to hang out. Hanging out at home always made me forget the other stuff. Austin meant a lot to me."
Losing a pet is such a hard thing to do but it's a part of life.
If her pup were sick, then he's at peace now and that's a good thing.
Though it seems like a tough time to deal with loss at least she was probably surrounded by family and friends when dealing with this awful loss.
We're sure he led a wonderful life.
[Image via Caroline Manzo.]