Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan experienced a tragic loss on Thursday. Brie announced on Instagram that the couple’s dog, Josie, passed away.
Fans of Total Bellas are very familiar with Josie who frequently was seen on the show.
“It’s so hard to write this and tears can’t stop pouring down my face but sadly we lost our sweet little girl today, Josie,” she began in her lengthy, emotional post. “It was unexpected and we are still trying to understand why she had to leave us. We are never ready to lose someone we love. JoJo was apart of our family and Bryan and I treated her as our own. I never lost being her Mama and even when Bird came into our lives JoJo was still my first born.
After the initial post, Brie shared a video of the couple’s daughter, Birdie, playfully “pestering” Josie on their bed.
The caption read, “This is the patience our sweet Josie had with our wild Bird. They became such best friends. Bird is trying to understand that we’ll never see her again. She keeps looking around the house to find her.”
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This is Josie’s Mama and I’m so sad to say this but JoJo has passed away this morning. She left us peacefully but unexpectedly. We weren’t ready to say bye to her but we are so grateful to have had her in our lives. Like all of you my husband and I treated Josie as our own little baby. Spoiled her with love, treats and cuddles. It’s important that we all continue to give animals the love that they give us. Josie loved us unconditionally for 7 years. Thank you my sweet girl for the love, joy and fun you brought to us. We’ll never forget you. 💛