‘Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Mourns Heartbreaking Loss

Ree Drummond from The Pioneer Woman on the Food Network, sourced from YouTube

Celebrity chef Ree Drummond, better known as the Pioneer Woman, recently shared that her family suffered a heartbreaking loss.

Fans love Ree Drummond for a wide variety of different reasons. Between her Food Network show and her cookbook line, she’s built quite a name for herself.

And whenever she has sad news to share with followers, their hearts break too.

Ree Drummond recently took a break from her usual positive and uplifting posts to share that tragedy had struck their farm. Thankfully, many fans are standing behind her during this difficult time.

What exactly happened to the family? Keep reading to get the answers.

Ree Drummond has sad news for her followers

Online, the celebrity chef loves sharing photos of her family with fans. But recently, Ree broke the news that a beloved member of their family had passed away.

Losing a loved one is never easy. But the Drummonds are doing everything in their power to keep moving during this difficult chapter.

Ree Drummond and her husband from Instagram
Ree Drummond/Instagram

It appears their basset hound Walter passed away. Based on the photos, old age seems to be the most likely culprit. However, Ree did not confirm his cause of death.

“Goodbye, sweet wonderful Walter,” Ree captioned her heartwrenching Instagram post. “I’m going to bed early so I can turn off these tears and instead dream sweet memories of you, the most loving loyal pure-hearted doggie our family has ever known. Go find your brother Charlie and have some fun, ol’ boy.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”

She attached several photos of Walter living his best life with the family. Her followers flooded the comments section to leave kind words for the family while they mourn.

Ree Drummond and her late dog Walter from Instagram
Ree Drummond/Instagram

“Sending you all the love, my friend. Love walks on four paws. 🐾 ♥️” singer Trisha Yearwood wrote.

“The best, most loving and loyal dog there ever was. 😭 sweet sweet Walter, he’s howling at turtles with Charlie now 💔” Ree’s daughter Paige added.

Ree Drummond's late dog Walter from Instagram
Ree Drummond/Instagram

Although Walter has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, it’s clear that Ree Drummond and her family adored the basset hound while he was with them.

The family soldiers on despite the heartbreak

It’s a sad time for Ree Drummond and the rest of the family, but life goes on. Her children are exploring adulthood while her husband continues to keep their farm running. And on top of that, Ree has her Pioneer Woman brand to build and maintain. Her latest cookbook is now available for purchase, according to her Instagram page.

Without a doubt, Ree and the rest of the family will hold Walter closely in their hearts. Pets come and go throughout a person’s life, but the memories are forever.

Are you disheartened to learn of the Drummond family’s loss? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.

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  1. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Reading this brought tears to my eyes as I had a Walter as well and had to put him down last year in July, he was 13.

  2. I’m so very sorry for your great loss of
    Walter. My heart breaks 💔 for All of you. 🐕 ❤️

  3. So very sorry for the Families loss of sweet Walter. we lost our fur baby on 6/29/23. maybe they will all meet and be forever friends. R.I.P. Walymtwr and Cage. loss of Walter

  4. Heartfelt sincere condolences for your loss. Rest assured Walter is looking down on the Drummond family, hoping the loving memories will lighten your hearts. Rest in Paradise Walter Drummond, you are forever loved and missed.

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