Chelsea Handler Says Goodbye To Her Dog, Tammy

Tammy Handler aka one of Chelsea Handler’s “bears” goes to doggy heaven.

By Justyne Yuen-Lee
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Chelsea Handler of her own talk show, Chelsea, on Netflix, lost one of her fur babies this week, Tammy. Chelsea adopted her bear in 2015 and spent two years with her. Tammy joined Chelsea’s other dog Chunk, another rescue! Tammy had one good ear, some teeth, and always joined Chelsea at night even if it was hard for her to climb the bed. Chelsea posted on both her personal Instagram and Tammy’s Instagram regarding her loss.

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She said on her Instagram, “I lost my bear today. She was struggling and I couldn’t bear to have her fight anymore. Anyone who doesn’t believe a dog changes your life has never rescued one. I only had 2 years with Tammy, but she made sure I never went to bed once without hearing her little paws mount my stairwell 2 paws at a time. If my door was closed, she slept outside my room like a security guard. Dogs give you something you never knew was missing. I love you, bear. Thanks for being such a girl. I will get another dog that needs a home and it will remind me every day how much I miss you. Lub lub lub. @realtammyhandler

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Team Tammy, the people responsible for updating Tammy’s Instagram page wrote, “It is with a very heavy heart that we must inform you of the passing of our beloved bear, Tammy. She lived life to the fullest and never let her struggles bring her down. We love you, Tammy, and we will miss you dearly. Please keep her and her mama in your thoughts and prayers tonight. Forever and always, Team Tammy 🐾💋”

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A scroll through Chelsea’s or Tammy’s Instagram, you can see the love Chelsea had for her dogs. Despite being big doggies, Chelsea more often than not had them in her arms or her lap. They were really her babies!

Tammy and her brother Chunk loved each other.

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Chelsea even said that Chunk would lower one ear in sympathy to Tammy’s “bum” ear. We think they look like a pretty cute bear pack!

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Both bears would wait eagerly for their mom to come home. They both got extra big hugs and typical mother smothering when she returned!

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But their favorite spot was the bed where they could be comfy and get all the love and snuggles from their mommy. So sweet!

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Tammy even participated regularly on Chelsea’s talk show. She was a very special guest and even had her dressing room. #winning

She was a part of the entire process.

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She helped interview Jennifer Lawrence about her roll as Mystique in X-Men. She asked the hard questions or just sat and revelled in the audience’s attention.

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If she wasn’t technically participating in the interview, she would lay by her mom’s side while she did all the work. The people just wanted to see her anyways!

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Meetings? Tammy was there to add her input to all the show ideas. Nothing went on without Tammy’s approval first.

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When it was show time, Tammy made her way to the stage. She was definitely a working bear.

But, after a 9-5, the best part of the day is relaxing at home with your mom and brother.

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That includes chilling by the pool and soaking up the sun with your mom while she smothers you with kisses. Tammy didn’t mind as long as no one judged her for sitting with her legs spread a part. #lewd

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Summer days are always water days and Tammy knew that. Nothing could stop her from enjoying outside when it was that beautiful in LA!

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No rules applied to Tammy. She got to sit on any counter in the house. That’s what you get for being the princess of the family!

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After a battle with some kidney failure, Chelsea made the decision to end Tammy’s suffering and let her rest peacefully. Our heart goes to Chelsea and Chunk. Rest in peace, Tammy!