The tennis star, Serena Williams penned down a heartbreaking tribute to say goodbye on Instagram, Read the tribute below;
“Today really is hard for me, My special friend in which I got at 17 (2 weeks before I won my very first Grand Slam) left me today. She was 16 years young and up until a few days ago was still sprinting.”
“Her poor body gave out this morning and she had a way of telling me it was time for me to be brave and let her go. With my dad by my side we were able to say a loving goodbye. She was with me from 1999 until today and I miss her so much. I got out of the shower this afternoon and she was not there to lick my leg as she always did everyday to remind me how much she loved me.
I feel so lucky to have such a special friend. Give your dog, cat, pet a big hug. #breakingheart #bff Jackie Baila Pete Williams I will miss you and your memory will live forever.”
Loosing a dog that you have shared 16-years experience with will most definitely hurt like loosing a family member, in this case it’s actually like loosing a dear friend.
So we understand Serena Williams’ pain as she lost Jackie, her dog of 16 years.