All dogs go to heaven!
Kameron Westcott is mourning the death of her dog Louis.
The Real Housewives of Dallas star’s prized pooch died on Sept. 8 at the age of 15½.
“He was my rock,” Kameron told PEOPLE of Louis. “Everything reminds me of him. I walk around the house, I have his bowls out. His closet, I have so many clothes for him. I turn on my iPhone, he’s there. It’s everywhere I turn and I just miss him so much.”
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I know you’re resting in your dream pink paradise, Lou, but here is an amazing funny video my @bravotv family made to tribute my baby Lou! ? so much love and thanks to everyone that reached out in the past couple days, all of your kind words, prayers and love has not gone unnoticed! I love you all so much – and I know Louis appreciates it even more as he plays in his Pink Paradise!! ?? #rhod
Kameron got Louis when she was a 21-year-old college student.
Over the years, Louis has been beside Kameron for every major moment in her life including her engagement to her now-husband Court Westcott.
“I always said, ‘Louis is going to help me find his daddy one day,’” Kameron recalls. “Back during my dating life, he checked out all the boys. Whoever I dated, if Louis didn’t like ’em, they were gone in two seconds. He would literally growl at people. And the first person that he fell in love with who I ever dated, was Court.”
“Louis used to have this little backpack where we kept his treats,” Kameron says of Louis helping Court propose. “So one day, Court takes me on this walk to this park in Highland Park where he played as a kid. And we’re in this gazebo and he goes, ‘Why don’t you get a treat out for Louis?’ And of course I’m pulling treats out and there was like a diamond in his backpack.”
“It was so special,” Kameron continues. “Louis was always there for those moments. He was there at our wedding, in a little tux. Holidays, birthdays… When I was pregnant, he would sit there and look at my tummy. I’d say, ‘Our baby is coming’ as he sat with me on the rocking chair in the baby’s nursery — which he thought was for him. When I came home from the hospital after giving birth to my kids (Hilton, 8, and Cruise, 6), Louis was there waiting. He’s been with my through it all. I can’t imagine life without him.”
Kameron says Louis’ death was hard for her but even harder for her kids. To cope with the loss, Kameron and her husband hired a therapist to help them.
“We knew it was going to be extremely hard,” says Kameron.
“It’s been really hard,” Kameron adds. “His ashes came home on Friday in a mahogany box, and the kids have been carrying his ashes around. They’ve been asking him to go to their sport games with us, to bring him in the car. He slept in the bed with us. They’re treating the ashes as if it’s him. It’s really sweet.”
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Rest In Peace to the sweetest, most loving dog ever ? heartbroken that my sweet Louis passed away last week. Lou, you were loved more than you know, the world loved you just as much as your family did. I miss you so much. Life will never be the same without you, our 15.5 years together were the best ever, but of course not enough. I will always love you with my whole heart. I know you are resting in your dream pink paradise ? Thank you for teaching me to be a mommy, for creating SparkleDog, you picked my husband and for everything in-between ?? I am so beyond blessed I got to share how special you were with the world, and they had the chance to love you too. #linkinbio for more on how Louis was so special to me, and my family. ? #rhod #rip #restinpink #mydoghusband #louis #willloveyouforever
“Take as many pictures as you can. Enjoy the moments, ’cause you never know when it’s your last kiss,” she says. “I give him a kiss every single time I left town. But I was flying to New York right before his death, and this was the only time I didn’t give him a kiss — the only time. And now he’s gone. That’s what was so hard.”
Adding that she feels so grateful for all the wonderful years that she had with Louis.
“Even just being able to talk to him right now is uplifting to me,” she continues. “He’s was the best and I’m always going to love him.”
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