Our heart goes out to Chelsea Handler.
Fans of Chelsea Lately and Chelsea knew Chunk well. He was always a welcome addition on his mom’s shows, with viewers often feeling like he was a part of their own families.
In an emotional post, the 42-year-old wrote:
This guy passed away today. Thank you to everyone who has sent so many goodies, doggy treats, toys, clothes, paintings, stuffed animals, and everything else over the years. He loved being famous and getting recognized, especially without me. So many people loved him, and i really appreciate that and so did he. My favorite memory of Chunk is when I was paddle boarding on the Hudson River in upstate NY and he was following me on the shoreline by the trees, and finally jumped in and swam a quarter of a mile to get on my paddle board with me. I cried that day at how much he loved me. And, today I├óΓé¼Γäóm crying because of how much I loved him. My chunky monkey. I love you, baby. Softest doggy in the world. ├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇ║├ó┬¥┬ñ├»┬╕┬Å├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇ║a true gentleman.A post shared by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) on Jan 18, 2018 at 1:09pm PST
She also tweeted:
This guy passed away today and he was the love of my life. I was one of those people who would tell people that pets aren├óΓé¼Γäót more than people, but some of them are better than some people, and chunk was a true gentleman. And a Democrat. I love you, buddy. I always will pic.twitter.com/AcbUPL85M4├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) January 18, 2018
Additionally, the fluff master’s Twitter page had this to say of the news:
This guy passed away today. Although he didn├óΓé¼Γäót enjoy many humans, he loved his mother more than a brand new tennis ball. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/HZ3mxNzEjt├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Chunk Handler (@chunkhandler) January 18, 2018
Chunk was nine-years-old when the author rescued him from a kill shelter back in 2009. He was a German Shepherd-Chow mix.
It’s sad enough on its own, but even sadder when you remember she lost her other dog, Tammy, back in August. What a hard time this must be.
Rest in peace, Chunk. We hope you, Tammy, and Chelsea meet again one day.
[Image via Instagram.]