Country artist Miranda Lambert has been known to save a dog (or six) here and there. Through her MuttNation Foundation, which she founded alongside her mom, Lambert is always looking for ways to support shelters, from collecting donations at shows, creating awareness among fans, and snuggling puppies backstage!
However, today the dog-loving Country star, had to say goodbye to her Golden Retriever pup of 13 ½ years. Lambert took to Instagram to pay tribute to her dog, Jessi, and celebrate the sweet girl.
Alongside adorable and heart-wrenching photos of Miranda and Jessi, the singer wrote, “Today we had to say goodbye to our sweet Jessi. I got to love her and be her mom for 13 1/2 years. I found her and her brother Waylon on the side of the road in Oklahoma in Jan 2008 in the middle of a sleet storm. They were 6 weeks old.”
Miranda continued, “My mom was in the truck with me and we were listening to the 'I am Jessi Colter' album. That’s how they got their names. We lost Waylon last October but we got to have Jessi just a little longer. But the truth is they belong together. They always have.”
If you’re not welling up at this point, now you might be….Miranda explained, “We sent her off with the song “Storms Never Last” from the same record she heard playing the first time I put her in my truck. I can’t put into words what a dogs love does to a heart. But if you have one you already know.”
Finally, Miranda thanked the veterinary team at her local vet’s office and added, “It’s so hard to let them go but the love is worth it.”
Our hearts are with Miranda right now.