DWTS' Hayley Erbert Posts Touching Tribute to Beloved Cat Oreo

DWTS' Hayley Erbert Posts Touching Tribute to Beloved Cat Oreo

Hayley Erbert‘s beloved cat Oreo has sadly passed away.

The Dancing With the Stars alum and longtime girlfriend of fellow DWTS star Derek Hough took to Instagram on Saturday (September 14) to honor Oreo‘s memory with a heartfelt tribute.

“Anyone who knows me, knows how much love I have for all animals but more specifically for my animals that become my family,” Hayley captioned a slideshow of images. “It breaks my heart to write that we had to put Oreo, our family cat of almost 17 years, down today.”

“Everyone that had ever met Oreo knew how feisty (very feisty), fluffy, loving (selectively), and adventurous he was,” she added. “He was my Easter present from my parents when I was 8 years old and I bawled my eyes out because I was so happy. I wrote in my journal (swipe to see the picture) about how happy I was, how ornery he was, and that I would always love him.”

“That is still true today, I will always love him and will miss him so much. 💚,” she finished.

“I love your heart babe,” Derek Hough commented with a heart emoji. “Never easy to lose an animal, especially one that’s been such a big part of your life. I love you.”

We’re sending all our love to Hayley Erbert and her family.

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