They say that grief comes in waves. Miley Cyrus' Alaskan Klee Kai puppy Floyd may have passed away last month (reportedly, he was attacked by coyotes), but she is still deeply feeling the kind of pain that anyone who has ever loved and lost someone can understand. On Sunday, Cyrus took to Twitter to post a letter expressing her difficult emotions:
i keep asking why would the world take my sweet boy from me? a question an infinite amount of mothers before & after me will ask after losing their precious baby… I was Floyd’s mommy. I don’t know when the regret and the guilt will fade… I don’t know if it ever will. I feel like I let my boy down. my job was to protect him & I’m not a person that takes failure lightly. death lightly. love lightly. everything I do I do to the fullest. mostly loving. I love so much and so hard it hurts, so when I lose it is excruciating. [sic]
No matter how you feel about Miley, she is still a person with feelings, a young person at that, and no one, no matter how rich or famous, is immune to feelings of grief. If you've ever had a pet, you know how close and special that relationship is, and how heartbroken you are when they are taken away from you. For Miley and Floyd, that moment came sooner than it should have- after all, he was only two years old.
Miley has worked hard in the weeks since Floyd's passing, even amidst health concerns, and I think the media and her fans should be understanding during this time. If she needs some personal space while she comes to terms with a loss, I'm sure no one would begrudge her that. And in the mean time, we say: Stay strong, Miley! It may be hard to believe now, but it will get easier with time.