You know Julianne Hough for her bubbly personality and positive outlook on life. But even she could not hide the truth concerning a terrible situation with her usual bright light of personality. As it turned out, Julianne and her husband Brook Laich’s two dogs passed away unexpectedly on the same day. She lost two dogs in one day to a “tragic” accident that she never saw coming.

Because the news is still so fresh, Julianne did not offer a cause of death in her Instagram story. However, she made it clear that she is devastated that she lost her beloved pets in the unexpected tragedy that has shaken her family to the roots.

“Pure love is real. It existed through us. My heart expanded and felt the truth of what is possible. I am forever grateful. Thank you for your love.”

Julianne is using the moment of her double-dog passing to express her connection to gratitude and the world at large. It’s a chance for her to remember all the things she is grateful for and to express how much she has love and how much love she still has to give despite the awful, sad news.

“Thank you for being my babies, my daughters,” she wrote. “Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for teaching me how to be your mother. Thank you for allowing me to give and receive love. Thank you for your kisses. Thank you for your blessings every single minute of every single day. Thank you for your souls. Thank you for protecting me.”

Even with these words, Julianne had more to say. She had more gratitude for exuding into the universe at large.

“Thank you for letting me protect you. Thank you for protecting each other. Thank you for your timeless memories. Thank you for your magic. Thank you for being the most consistent and constant beings in my life. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being my guardians on this earth, and even more so now (that) I’ve never experienced a love like yours.”

She added, “I miss you. I love you forever. Now you are free. Lexi: July 21, 2008, to September 28, 2019. Harley: March 28, 2011, to September 28, 2019.”

While Julianne overflowed with emotion, her husband did the same. He wrote another emotional post online thanking her for letting him share in the love for the two dogs who came before his marriage to Julianne.

“It is with the heaviest heart that I share with you the passing of our beloved dogs Lexi and Harley,” he wrote. “Their tragic passing has left my wife and me heartbroken. Lexi and Harley were not just pets to us, they were our children, and we loved them as such. They were the purest example of love that I have ever seen. They showed me that true love did exist in the world. The way they loved their mom, and the way she loved them back was the first time I knew that there was hope for me to have love in my life. And they accepted me into their little family and helped me become a dad for the first time.”

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