Hilary Duff’s dog, Dubois, passed away on February 19th, 2018 and she honored his long life with a lengthy note that was equal parts heart-wrenching, moving, sweet, and sad. If you follow Duff on social media, you’ve definitely seen her pup Dubois — he always made goofy cameos in her Insta-stories. However, we were shocked to learn that Duff and Dubois had been in each other’s lives for 10 years. Duff shared the heartbreaking tribute to her longtime companion in a thoughtful Instagram post.
“I haven’t taken a step without you beside me for 10 years. You are my protector, my comfort, my shadow, my understanding of all things good and warm and fierce. I can’t imagine this house without your noise, your love, your energy, your smile and wagging tail,” Duff wrote in the Instagram note.
There really is nothing quite like a dog’s love. During this sad time, Duff still has her two other pups (a black Labrador mix and a Yorkie) to help mend her broken heart.
Our hearts go out to Duff as she says goodbye to her beloved friend, Dubois.
Read her beautiful and heartbreaking tribute to her dog, Dubois, in full, below:
“I never let myself imagine what this day would look or feel like. It was us. And we were invincible. I am having to look into your beautiful amber almond shaped eyes and tell you goodbye today. And honestly I would take the pain of losing you 10x over to have had you for even a quarter of that time my dubie. First of all…thank you…for being my best friend…truly. You have been with me though true pain, true happiness and joy, true confusion and disappointment and all over again.
You are more then I could have ever dreamt up on my own. I haven’t taken a step without you beside me for 10 years. You are my protector my comfort, my shadow, my understanding of all things good and warm and fierce. I can’t imagine this house without your noise, your love, your energy, your smile and wagging tail💔 I know I will move into other parts of my life without you but I am scared. I have faith you will still be my shadow, my angel. There aren’t adjectives big enough to describe my love for you Dubes. My gratitude. I will miss you everyday of my life my sweet boy. You were that once in a lifetime dog. That special bond that not everybody gets. And I got you. You picked me. You were a force. You changed me forever. I will see you at the other end of the rainbow My boy. Forever indebted to you. Rip Dubois.”