“Chocnut was beside me on my pillow the entire time until her last breath,” she said, noting that she was unable to let go of her dog right away.
“Even after she passed, I snuggled with her as long as I could until she turned cold. I wanted to spend more time with her,” she admitted. “She was already lifeless in all the photos posted but it looks like she’s just sleeping. I even took a nap with Chocnut as I was so drained from crying.”
Fullido said she knew Chocnut was deteriorating last Sunday when she was “struggling with her breathing.”
“I could feel her heart rate was so fast & her heart was pounding really hard. I knew it was only a matter of time when she was going to go. I couldn’t hold back the tears as I was praying and talking to her, thanking her for the 14 amazing years we spent together. I told her that she can go rest and mommy will be ok,” she said.
She said she felt Chocnut would rather be with her and Party than go to the vet, and that Party sensed that Chocnut was going to die soon.
“Even the night before, Party kept on checking up on Chocnut & was extra malambing (affectionate) to me, I knew Party was telling me something… like she was saying: ‘Mommy, Chocnut is going home to papa Jesus. Let’s stay with Chocnut in her final moments…'”
“I knew the end was near as she was really gasping for air. I was crying while kissing her telling her that everything will be ok and that I love her very very much. Then she took a painful final breath & faded away and her heart stopped beating,” she recounted.
Fullido said it took her “30 attempts” to write about Chocnut on her IG account as she was deep in grief.
“I love you so much, Chocnut. I’m going to miss you terribly [every day.] Run free with all our doggie babies in heaven,” she said.
The “TV Patrol” reporter has been open about her love for dogs. Previously, she made a heartfelt post for her senior dog Doogie when he passed away in 2019. Fullido advocates for animal welfare, such as putting an end to dogs and cats being abandoned.