On the Little People, Big World episode “All the Unknowns”, while divorcee Amy Roloff is excitedly working toward financial independence from the farm, her son Zach Roloff and his wife Tori readjust their vision of their family after “a sudden tragedy.” Fortunately it wasn’t a pregnancy problem. But during the third trimester of Tori’s pregnancy, they discovered that their beloved dog Sully had cancer and it spread quickly to his major organs.
Weeks before giving birth to her healthy son Jackson, Tori wrote: “It was the hardest goodbye I’ve ever had to make.” She considered Sully to be “the best big brother baby Roloff could ever ask for.” Little People, Big World airs Tuesdays at 9pm on TLC.
We are unbelievably heart broken and at a loss for words. I am so sorry to keep you all in the dark, but telling all of you just made everything too real and I kept praying I would wake up from this nightmare. We found out Sully had cancer and it had spread quickly to his major organs. We have spent the last 5 days spoiling and loving on him as much as possible. Sadly, scup went home this afternoon and it was the hardest goodbye I’ve ever had to make. He was such a wonderful dog who brought joy to our hearts every single day. The only thing that keeps my heart at ease is knowing he is home now and where he needs to be. It’s hard to see why this would happen to such a great dog so early, but we know the Lord has greater plans for him. Thank you so much to the close friends and family who have reached out to us during this extremely difficult time. Your thoughts and notes have kept me strong for Sully the last few days. There will never be another like you #inspectorsullivan and I know your running through the fields in heaven-I can’t wait to see you there one day. Zach and I love you so much and we will think of you and miss you every single day. ??
This week I feel as though my heart has been shattered and I’ve just been trying to pick up the pieces. I still have moments where I just can’t understand why my best friend was taken from me but I know in the pit of my stomach God knows what he’s doing. I am SO thankful for my husband being here each step of the way. I am also so thankful for our little guy, and I’m so thankful to pour my heart into him right now. I’ve been working hard on his room and although we don’t have a car seat or a crib at least we have a painted wall. ? thank you all for your outpouring of love and support. I have read so many of your notes and I’m sorry I can’t respond to them all! Sul will be dearly missed by far more than I could ever imagine, and he will always be the best big brother baby roloff could ever ask for. ?
There are still some moments where the pain is unbearable. Where I swear I’m going to walk through the door and you’ll be there wagging your tail with your favorite stuffy in your mouth. Losing sully has been incredibly hard on both zach and I and I think we’re both just waiting for the loneliness to subside. We know our house won’t be quite for long and we are in for the ride of our lives with baby roloff on the way but it’s hard to not think about the best of friends the two of them would have been. We’ll never have another friend like #inspectorsullivan but we do look forward to the day we’re able to give another Berner a forever home. I celebrate you Sully on #nationalpuppyday because you will forever have a place in my heart. Love you goobies. ?