Chelsea Hander Says Goodbye to Beloved Dog, Tammy

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Comedian Chelsea Handler took to Instagram to say goodbye to her beloved pup Tammy, who sadly passed following a battle with kidney issues. 

Friday, August 11 was a sad day for comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler, after losing her beloved dog, Tammy, who died following a long battle against kidney issues. Handler took to Instagram to honor Tammy and express her sadness and grief in a sweet post.

"I lost my bear today. She was struggling and I couldn't bear to have her fight anymore,"Handler wrote.


Tammy, who was said to be struggling with renal failure earlier that week, was one of two dogs to round out Handler's pack, and she is survived by her adopted brother, Chunk. The two had been seen traveling with Handler over the years and made regular appearances on shows with the star.

Despite the loss, Handler states that she will move on when the time is right, and is committed to adopting a dog as she did with Chunk and Tammy, who are both rescues. "If my door was closed, she slept outside my room like a security guard," she added, to the caption. "Dogs give you something you never knew was missing. I love you, bear. Thanks for being such a girl. I will get another dog that needs a home and it will remind me every day how much I miss you. Lub lub lub."

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Our hearts go out to Handler during this difficult time. To see more of Tammy in her heyday, you can visit her on Instagram @realtammyhandler. To learn how to help a child deal with the loss of a family pet, check out this article full of tips to help your little ones while they mourn.

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