Mandy Moore is grieving the loss of her canine Joni.
On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the This Is Us star required to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news and offered her 4.4 million fans a check out the pooch’s long life.
“Last night, very unexpectedly, we lost our Joni girl. Yes, she was almost 13. Yes, she had pretty major surgery a week ago to remove a mass on her liver but she was recovering really well. Until last night,” the “When I Wasn’t Watching” vocalist composed. “I knew something was amiss when she, lifelong food-obsessed, didn’t finish her dinner and couldn’t get comfortable in bed (despite being on pain meds). My mama intuition told me to bring her in and I’m glad we did.”
The 36-year-old, who is presently pregnant with her very first kid, continued, “I saw her pup mug online method back in early 2008 and drove down to San Diego to satisfy her at @thebarkinglotrescue and was quickly smitten. I’ll always remember the drive house, informing her that it was simply us versus the world now. To understand her, was to enjoy her. She never ever fulfilled a complete stranger. She was waaaaay more human (or muppet) than canine. She enjoyed ANYTHING she might consume, even if often it was gross (feline poop [sick emoji]).”