Chelsea Handler is mourning the death of her dog Chunk.
“This guy passed away today,” Handler wrote next on Instagram to a photo of Chunk. “Thank you to everyone who has sent so many goodies, doggy treats, toys, clothes, paintings, stuffed animals, and everything else over the years. He loved being famous and getting recognized, especially without me. So many people loved him, and i really appreciate that and so did he.”
Handler then went on to share her favorite story of Chunk, saying, “My favorite memory of Chunk is when I was paddle boarding on the Hudson River in upstate NY and he was following me on the shoreline by the trees, and finally jumped in and swam a quarter of a mile to get on my paddle board with me. I cried that day at how much he loved me. And, today I’m crying because of how much I loved him.”
She ended the post by saying, “My chunky monkey. I love you, baby. Softest doggy in the world. 💛❤️💛a true gentleman.”
This guy passed away today. Although he didn’t enjoy many humans, he loved his mother more than a brand new tennis ball. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/HZ3mxNzEjt
— Chunk Handler (@chunkhandler) January 18, 2018
Last August, one of Handler’s other dogs, Tammy, passed away.