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Sophia Bush Mourns Death of Dog Penny with Touching Post

Sophia Bush Mourns Death of Dog Penny with Touching Post

Sophia Bush is mourning the loss of her beloved rescue dog Penny, who passed away last week.

The 36-year-old former Chicago PD actress says she waited until now to update fans on the sad news as she has been grieving in private with family and friends.

“It’s been a week. Still not quite sure what to say, but I needed a break from the internet. Needed to be quiet and hold my heart in the tender comfort of best friends and community. We lost our sweet Penny girl last Thursday. We knew it was coming, but we didn’t know how quickly the day would be upon us,” Sophia wrote on Instagram. “For the last seven days we’ve cried, laughed, and missed her with an ache that is hard to describe. We’ve traded photos, and been so supported by our loved ones.”

“I loved Penny from the moment I met her. She was a special, wild, rambunctious little thing. Tiny. Sweet. With giant ears, always at attention. Penny brought me my best friend,” Sophia continued. “@jsmizzie met Penny before she even met me, while I was gone for the weekend and friends in NC were watching my little copper penny puppy, and Patch. The first thing Jenny ever said to me was ‘I love your dogs!’ It’s still an inside joke in our house, to this day. Penny was our mascot. Our welcome wagon. And our guard dog. She helped me, Jenny, @vanessamagos, and Patch survive Griffin’s puppyhood, which was insufferable at times. And even into their adulthood, Penny cleaned his ears every evening around sundown. They were inseparable. Always touching. Always sleeping in a tangled pretzel. Seeing him look for her in the house makes my heart catch in my throat. He misses her too. We all do. Sure, Penny was mine, but she was truly ours. She was family.”

Sophia ended her post by urging fans to adopt a dog.

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