Two of Paula Abdul’s dogs passed away the same week


Sadly, a number of celebrities have lost their dogs in recent months. These stories make me very sad. I grew up with dogs and cats, and it was always awful when we lost one of them. I can’t imagine what Paula Abdul is going through right now, as she lost TWO of her dogs, Charity and Tinkerbell, in the same week. This is what Paula posted on Instagram amd her slideshow is above:

This last week, I lost two of my precious angels- Tinkerbell and Charity. A big piece of my heart is missing. So grateful to have been their Mommy and for all the unconditional love they gave me for all these years. It’s amazing the kind of love a dog provides- it’s truly a gift from God. ♥️🙏🏼

In its coverage, People writes that Paula, who also has another dog named Bessie Moo, recently adopted an adorable pooch named Nemo:

The deaths come just weeks after news that Abdul — who also owns a dog named Bessie Moo — had adopted a Chihuahua puppy named Nemo from Pet Matchmaker Rescue, an animal shelter based in Bakersfield, California.

“Nemo has been adopted by none other than Paula Abdul! He went to meet her just before Christmas in Las Vegas and she fell in love. It was a test of whether her older resident dogs would take to him, and as you can see in the third picture… They have,” the organization wrote on Instagram on Feb. 10, sharing a photo of Nemo laying in a dog bed with Charity.

“Nemo will live a wonderful life in a Chihuahua savvy home where all of his future medical needs will be met and he will be spoiled and doted over for the rest of his life,” the rescue added. “Thank you @paulaabdul for choosing to Rescue and save a life.”

[From People]

Paula posted a video on Instagram of her four pooches and herself (“fricken Dr. Dolittle”) only two weeks ago.

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Just call me Dr. Doolittle 🐾🐾

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I’m so sad that Paula lost both Tinkerbell and Charity. I can’t help but wonder whether they were both in an accident of some sort or if, sadly, they both just happened to pass away at the same time. I hope that having Nemo and Bessie Moo around is comforting. I’m also sad for them, too, as they know the girls are gone, but have no idea why. I’m going to snuggle my cat a bit more than usual later (which will annoy him to no end).

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  1. Erinn says:

    I’m going to guess the second dog wasn’t in the greatest of health, and losing their buddy might have been the stress push that made him take a turn for the worse.

    I’m not a fan of little dogs, typically. Individual little dogs will absolutely win me over – once you see that personality. But she got me with these. They’re SO homely cute, it’s ridiculous haha.

    In a way, it might be easier to get the grieving over with together. It definitely sucks, but it’s NEVER easy to lose a pet. I’m glad she has other dogs still to help cheer her up, and snuggle through the sadness.

  2. Mellie says:

    I’ve got three older dogs, 15, 11, 10…this could happen to me too and it will not be a good time. I love my doggers!

    • pottymouth pup says:

      both of my remaining pups are seniors (I lost my staffy to hemangiosarcoma 2.5 years ago); the older one is in renal failure so I know I don’t have a lot of time left with her and the other one has decided her thing is to have at least 1 surgery to remove MCT/year (they’re low grade so I’m not hanging crepe but my pet insurance is getting used to the max). It’s hard enough to lose 1 but losing two at the same time is unimaginable to me

      • Mellie says:

        I’m so sorry :(
        We sure do love our furry family, don’t we?! We have three grown kids, but these dogs are our kids too.

  3. Jerusha says:

    I feel for Paula, I know her pain. I lost four dogs-10/17/18, Cushings; 10/24/18, CHF; Easter morning ‘19, age(18+); 10/14/19, pancreatitis. They were all the sweetest little boys and girls and I could tell my other guys knew what had happened. Condolences to Paula. Eventually, memories of their time together may help.

  4. Lady D says:

    I feel so bad for her. That’s absolutely heartbreaking. I have a pair of cats I got at 4 weeks. They will be 16 in June. It makes them 78-80 in people years. It will not go well losing either of them, but within a week of each other would almost destroy me.

    • ravynrobyn says:

      @ Lady D-you have more time than you might think! Lost my sweet soulful & wise baby boy Leo at 22+ years on 6/2/18. Miss him every day, but my “senior” adoptees Tigger (11 yo) & Little (9 yo) lighten my heart & make me giggle.

  5. panzley says:

    My dog is having dental surgery as we speak. I should not be reading this right now.

  6. Shirleygailgal says:

    In one week I lost all the ‘T”s in my life. My partner Tom passed, we moved and my dog Tyler ran away never to be seen again and my 17 y.o. cat Tamar was torn apart by a husky on the loose. I was numb for ages, but had an infant son, so had to keep going. Mourn and then move on to love, is the best advice I could offer. As I tend to adopt adult dogs that have been rescued, homed, returned, re-homed and returned again, I become very close with my canine pals as I rehab their behaviours and we become family. They have happy final years, but I have had a lot of loss, too. My heart goes out to her.

    • Mellie says:

      My youngest daughter is still in college, but she swears that’s what she’s going to do when she graduates and gets a place of her own…adopt the older animals from the shelter and give them a happy last few year(s). I think that’s so nice! You sound like a good human!

      • pottymouth pup says:

        @Mellie – LMK if she settles anywhere near Philly, I know a rescue that would love to help her with that

        @Shirleygailgal so very sorry, that must have taken some incredible fortitude to get through!

    • ravynrobyn says:

      @ SHIRLEYGAILGAL-my heart goes out to YOU. What a strong, brave & extremely loving human being you are 💕🤹‍♀️

      ETA-posted in wrong place, sorry.

    • ravynrobyn says:

      @ SHIRLEYGAILGAL-my heart goes out to YOU. What a strong, brave & extremely loving human being you are 💕🤹‍♀️

  7. lunchcoma says:

    That’s very sad. If I had to guess, the dogs were elderly and ill and bonded, and that grief was hard on the second dog’s health and spirits.

    I know someone who lost five cats in less than a year, but they were a litter of kittens who’d spent all their lives together. The last cat to pass was actually the most medically fragile, and their owner was pretty sure he’d stuck around for the others.