Losing a beloved pet is an incredibly difficult experience that can evoke profound feelings of grief and loss. Pets become cherished members of our families, providing companionship, unconditional love, and joy. Whether it’s a dog, cat, bird, or any other furry or feathered friend, their departure leaves a void that can be hard to fill.
Sadly, Rebecca Robertson Loflin – who you may know from the popular show Duck Dynasty – is experiencing this right now.
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She revealed in a lengthy Instagram post that her “beloved” dog Leauxla (pronounced “Lola”) had crossed the rainbow bridge.
“Our beloved dog Leauxla left earth side & went to heaven yesterday,” she wrote. “She’s been with me every step of the way the last 10 years. She was a fiercely loved member of our family.”
She shared ten photos of Leauxla throughout the years and different stages of their lives together. From being a puppy, to a baby announcement, Halloween costumes, family photos with her and husband John Reed Loflin’s two children.
While the loss of a pet is undeniably heartbreaking, it’s essential to focus on the joy and love they brought into our lives. Celebrating their memory, cherishing the time shared together, and eventually opening our hearts to new furry companions can help in the healing journey.
That’s exactly what Rebecca is doing, it seems. The photos she chose were some of the best memories she had with Leauxla, and she expressed how grateful she is to have so many pictures!
Leauxla was there for every family milestone: John Reed’s proposal to Rebecca, their baby announcement, gender reveal, and her name was even the first word for both her children, Zane and Holland.
Rebecca ended the post with heartfelt words:
“Even though it is hard knowing she is no longer with us, but I know she is now in doggie heaven doing exactly what she loves the most ( probably rolling in the mud & playing with sticks ) and watching over us. I am so thankful for all the memories, love & snuggles ( even the stinky farts 😂) she had given us. she will forever be in our hearts.”
Sending her our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. See her full post below.