Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie McKee took to Snapchat last night to post a video of her son holding their dog who had died. Almost immediately, McKee was criticized for the post, with people claiming it was inappropriate, wrong to animals, and more.
McKee exclusively spoke to The Dirty to defend her post.
“Our chihuhahuha had to have a c section,” McKee explained. “They sent us home with both dogs, and one was dying. The vet said to rough it up to try to stimulate his heart, so we did, but he didn’t make it. My son asked if he could hold him and went and prayed over him to heal and pull through. He was obsessed with and attached to this puppy with high hopes. So yes, I let him hold and kiss on him. I in no way think what I did was wrong. I had a dog die when I was a little girl and I remember laying in the grass beside him sobbing and (was) saying goodbye for hours. But I got closure and that’s what I wanted for my son.”
“I remember a time I lost a baby at 14 weeks and delivered and they just came and took the baby,” she further revealed. “It destroyed me and messed me up for a good while and I wish I could have held my baby and said goodbye.”
“What I did was the right thing to do,” McKee added. “After he loved on him we made a doggy box and buried the dog with a funeral and everything. I got to explain to my son that when we die, we go to heaven forever as an angel.”
“Nothing of what I did was wrong,” McKee wrapped with telling us.
I totally get being attached to your dog, as I am completely attached to mine. Perhaps, though, to avoid fans criticizing her, she could have kept this moment private instead of broadcasting it to the world.