Teddi Mellencamp is still reeling the death of her beloved dog, Khaleesi, and is dishing more details out about the tiny pooch’s recent passing. The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star opened up about their family dog’s death, which occurred when she put the animal in doggy daycare, during her podcast, “Teddi Tea Pod with Teddi Mellencamp,” on Tuesday. Explaining her grief, the Bravo TV star began the episode by tearfully revealing details about the circumstances surrounding Khaleesi’s sudden death.
“Maybe it was, like, two weeks ago, my husband, kids and I were heading to Orange County for my stepdaughter’s birthday party,” she began. “And you know, we have a dog, and we were thinking, ‘What’s the best thing for the dog? Probably not to ride in the car with us, you know, an hour and a half in traffic, try to figure out what to do with her during the party.’” Teddi Mellencamp then discussed the solution the family — including her husband, Edwin Arroyave, their two children Cruz, 5, and Slate, 7, and Edwin’s daughter Isabella, 11 — came up with.
“She had been to this doggy daycare place before … The kids and I pack her up, drop her off,” she stated. “We see the people there, we see the other little doggies. They’re not locked up in crates. It’s safe. You know, we think everything’s great.” Teddi Mellencamp, who’s currently pregnant with her third child, got emotional again when she described the “hysterical phone call” she got from the owner of the doggy daycare. “I can’t even make out what she’s saying, but I know it’s her phone number,” she stated. “I can hear that she’s saying, ‘I’m at the vet.’ So I say, ‘Can you please put the vet on?’ I talk to the vet, and they say that Khaleesi’s not breathing, she’s going to need to go on life support, and they don’t know what happened to her.”
“So many things happen when you’re in that moment,” the “RHOBH” star said while crying. “Like, the first thing is, ‘Holy crap, we’re walking into my stepdaughter’s birthday party, and I’m about to have to fake this right now.’ Number two: Is your dog going to make it? Number three was, this is all my fault. I never should have dropped her off at this place. I should have figured something else out. Number four: What am I going to tell my kids?”
When Teddi Mellencamp asked if she could come visit Khaleesi, she claims she was told, “There’s no point.” She said the vet stated, “You can’t touch her. You can’t talk to her. She’s … on life support.’ There’s nothing you can do, and she’s not responsive. She won’t hear you. She won’t know that you’re there.’” The housewife said that she received a phone call at three in the morning from the vet who revealed their dog had passed.
“Long story short: What they think happened is she either had brain or spinal injury from a fall, and she passed away,” she explained. As The Blast reported, Teddi Mellencamp first revealed Khaleesi’s death in an Instagram post last week. “RIP to our loving, silly and adorable doggy Khaleesi. Our hearts are broken as we have had to say goodbye to you way too soon,” she wrote. At the time, the only detail she gave was that an “accident” happened “in a place of care.”