Martha Stewart's cat was killed by her four dogs, who she suspects mistook the cat for an intruder.
Stewart told Insider that her dogs thought Princess Peony was a squirrel.
She said she shared the news of Princess Peony's death because it was a "fact of life."
Martha Stewart said her four dogs thought her cat was a squirrel when they killed her.
"Poor little Princess Peony — she got locked out of the house," Stewart said in an interview with Insider promoting her new podcast.
"It was a big mistake, and she could not get back into the house," she added. "That's why the dogs thought she was a squirrel."
Stewart said she shared the news with her 1.6 million Instagram followers because the death was "a fact of life."
Stewart announced the news of Princess Peony's death in April, sharing an image of three men burying her cat.
"Burying the beautiful and unusual Princess Peony," she wrote in the caption. "I will miss her very badly, RIP beauty."
Stewart had also written about Princess Peony on her website, describing the cat as a "dominant calico Persian." Princess Peony was the sister of Empress Tang, another one of Stewart's cats.
Both Princess Peony and Empress Tang were born on May 11, 2009, and moved in with Stewart in September, according to her website.
Stewart has a house and farm full of pets, and she frequently shares pictures of her dogs, cats, peacocks, horses, and pigeons.
The first episode of "The Martha Stewart Podcast," featuring her conversation with Snoop Dogg, is now available on streaming services.
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