If you’ve owned pets, you most likely know the hardship of saying goodbye. It’s never an easy decision to make, but ultimately, love for your pet must come before everything else. It’s never fun to see someone you love suffering or in pain. You’ll miss them with all your heart, but at the same time, you’ll know you’re doing what’s right for them.

Eva Longoria Baston announced on Instagram that her precious dog, Jinxy died in her arms on Thursday evening. She had this to say:

“So the day I’ve been dreading happened last night. Jinxy passed away in my arms at the vet. He had a stroke that he just couldn’t come back from,” Longoria explained in her post.

The 15-year-old dog was often found at his mistress’s side. He even appeared on a magazine cover with the 43-year-old Longoria. This loss comes days before the actress is due to give birth.

Longoria continued: “She filled those years with lots of love and laughter. He was my baby before this baby in my belly came along. I’m so sad but know that he’s out of his suffering. Anyone who knew me knew Jinxy. He will be missed by many. I love you Jinxy ?”

Jinxy is survived by her canine buddy, a french bulldog named Popeye.