Real Housewives of Dallas Star D’Andra Simmons’ Dog Dixie Dies at Age 14: 'I Miss Her Terribly'
D’Andra Simmons is mourning the loss of her dog, Dixie.
The Real Housewives of Dallas star's pup died at the age of 14 while Simmons was out of town, according to a recent press release. The reality star adopted the Brussels Griffon dog in 2008 alongside littermate Gypsy, who died earlier this year.
“Dixie was my loyal companion and truly Mommy’s little dog. She loved her Mommy and was constantly by my side,” Simmons said in the release. “She slept next to me for almost 13 years right next to my ribs, and she was always in the chair with me in my home salon when I was getting my hair and makeup done for RHOD.”
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If y’all even knew how many treats I had to give these little fur balls to “pose” for this picture 😅🐶😩 Cheers to all of the pet lovers out there who give their pets the WORLD 💕 Happy #NationalPetDay ✨ #RHOD #PetsOfInstagram #DogLovers #Dallas #DogsOfInstagram #HNGM #UltimateLiving #BravoTV #BossBabe #Shihtzu #BrusselsGriffon #ShihtzusOfInstagram #PetLove
She continued: “She comforted me through tragedies and triumphs. She cried with me when my father, Glenn Simmons, passed, and was excited to meet the new ‘man in my life; Jeremy Lock, when I first introduced him to the ‘girls’ as I called her and her sister, Gypsy. She was excited when Jeremy came to live with us permanently and she had a Daddy. She loved her ‘Mimi’ Momma Dee Simmons and always greeted her with great enthusiasm.”
“I miss her terribly and I will for the rest of my life,” Simmons said of Dixie, who she would often dress up to reflect her own love of fashion. “Because I did not have children of my own, she was my child and my sweet baby girl. Rest in Peace little Dixie, you gave me many years of continuous joy, happiness and love.”
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Yesterday was a very sad day in the Simmons-Lock household. We lost our dear sweet Gypsy dog! This little girl was by my side since 2008 when I became a dog mom for the first time. I fell in love with Brussels Griffons back on “As Good As It Gets”, and looked far and wide for the right little griff girls to expand my family. I found two litter mates after a long lasting search for almost a year. They captured my heart and never let it go. Gypsy was a tomboy while her sister was a girlie girl. She was extremely independent…much like her mother. She paved her own way and chose her own course, much to my dismay at times. 😡🤣 She loved to play and chase squirrels and she looked forward to her daily walks with great enthusiasm and energy. Never one to say, “no” to a treat until the last two days of her life, she was a true foodie with a penchant for gourmet meals, and would let you know when she wasn’t happy with the day’s culinary selection. She was loved by me, @jeremytlock and @mommadeesimmons more than she will ever know. She leaves behind mommy, daddy, grandma, Dixie, her litter mate and soul sister, and Dolly Parton, her rescue sister. She reminds me that no matter how bad my day may be today, I always have tomorrow to look forward to that will be full of new walks, adventures and gourmet food to taste! Plus, I may even make a new friend or two in the park! I love you Gypsy dog. You made us laugh, smile and brought so much joy to our lives. I will always be your mommy. I can’t wait to play with you on the other side of the rainbow where there is not only a pot of gold, but also streets of gold and lots of treats. RIP MY LOVELY 🌈💛💚💙🧡❤️💜❣️💕💖 🐶 🐶 #RHOD #realhousewives #realhousewivesofdallas @bravotv #brusselsgriffon #dogsofinstagram #dogslove
When Gypsy died in February, Simmons penned an emotional Instagram tribute to the dog, sharing that she fell in love with the Brussels Griffon breed from watching the Jack Nicholson movie As Good as It Gets.
“I found two litter mates after a long lasting search for almost a year,” Simmons wrote alongside a photo of Gypsy at the time. “They captured my heart and never let it go.”
“I love you Gypsy dog,” she added in the caption. “You made us laugh, smile and brought so much joy to our lives. I will always be your mommy. I can’t wait to play with you on the other side of the rainbow where there is not only a pot of gold, but also streets of gold and lots of treats.”
Dixie will make her final onscreen appearance in the upcoming fifth season of RHOD in addition to Dolly Parton, a 2-year-old Shih-Tzu mix that Simmons has also adopted.
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