Miley Cyrus was clearly upset when she told fans that one of her beloved dogs, Lila, died recently (Dec. 11). While Mi didn't give a reason for the pup's death, her mother, Tish Cyrus, explained what happened in a new blog post on her website.
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Tish wrote, "As for Miley, it's been a really tough week. As you all know her beloved baby girl Lila passed away. Everyone has been so precious and so supportive of her and I love you all so much for that. Miley loved Lila more than anyone can imagine. I know some people were saying its JUST a dog, but to Miley she was so much more."
Tish continued, "In Miley's life, as you can imagine, its hard to let many people into your tight circle of family and friends. Anytime, that Miley is sad or having a hard day, Lila was her angel. The one that always loved her unconditionally no matter what was going on in her life at that time. She would always just curl up in bed with Lila for a few hours and then everything would always feel better! She always made me feel better. I gave her nickname Lila Sue Pumpernickel! lol I have no idea where that come from, but it stuck!"
Tish went on, "The way that Lila was taken from her was beyond terrible. Sometimes things happen that we just cant understand. Miley still isn't ready to talk about it, but I thought you guys should know what happened. For some unknown reason, Ziggy.. grabbed Lila. Not really sure if she was playing or what? She grabbed her in just the wrong spot and Lila didn't survive.."
Tish explained that Mi is still shaken up over the ordeal.
"Please understand that Miley isn't ready to talk about this and we dont think Ziggy is a mean dog..," Tish writers. "We took Ziggy to SPOT dog