It's a tough time for Miley Cyrus, who is reeling after the death of her one her dogs . "Can't think of one good reason to get out of bed today," tweeted the star after the death of Lila, her 2-year-old Yorkie mix. Despite receiving plenty of support from her Twitter followers, the grief continued to mount for the singer. She later tweeted "Broken. Gonna go MIA for a bit. Need some healing time. Thank you to everyone who has sent love my way. I need it." Miley, who owns several dogs, had a special love for little Lila. Less than two weeks ago, she posted a picture of the pup with the caption, "Princess Lila." This sad news is just the latest example of a celebrity losing a beloved animal. Here are a few other stars that have had to cope with the death of a pet in 2012.
Like Miley, KK said goodbye to her kitten Mercy this week, and she shared her sorrow through a blog post. "It is with deep sadness that I have to tell you all that my kitten, Mercy, has passed away," she wrote . "My heart is completely broken." The white Persian cat was a gift from Kanye West, which makes the loss that much more painful. Due to an allergy, Kim actually let the kitten live with her sister's assistant. Mercy developed a case of stomach cancer, and died a short time later.
The country star was devastated at the loss of her dog Dixie in February. "My dog died Thursday. My parents just told me," wrote the star on Twitter. "Headed now to bury my friend of 20 years." While the loss was certainly hard for the singer, at least Dixie led a long life. The loss of Dixie wasn't the only tough pet news for Miranda in 2012. She and husband Blake Shelton, who have a number of rescue dogs, had were devastated when their black lab Loretta went missing in September.
In October, the outspoken TV personality shared some sad news about her dog Nicky on Twitter. "RIP NICKY O BOY - r miami born rescue dog - loyal smart nearly perfect for over a dozen years," read her post , which also included a picture of the cute dog. An avid lover of dogs, Rosie added another pup to her family in November. Little Yorkie pup Binky joined Missy and Roxy, giving Rosie and her clan three dogs to love.
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