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“Dixie was 14 years old when she passed. I adopted her and her sister, Gypsy in 2008. They were Brussels Griffon littermates. Gypsy passed away on February 25, 2020, and Dixie passed away October 8, 2020,” D’Andra wrote alongside a photo slideshow posted on October 15.
As D’Andra went on to explain, she was out of town and unable to return in time, due to a delayed flight. “This broke my heart as Dixie was my loyal companion and truly Mommy’s little dog. She loved me and she was constantly by my side,” she wrote. “Dixie was always at the back door to greet me when I came home from work with her tail wagging and at the front door if we went out to dinner.”
D’Andra also shared a little of her long history with Dixie, explaining, “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.”
She concluded the touching tribute by writing, “I miss her terribly and I will for the rest of my life. Rest In Peace little Dixie, I love you!”
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