It's no secret Miranda Lambert loves dogs! In 2009 she founded MuttNation to help homeless pups find forever homes. On Thursday, October 22, one of her beloved rescue dogs, Waylon died. She wrote a sweet tribute on Instagram.
"Today I lost one of my best friends. My old pal Waylon. I found him and his sister on the side of the road in Oklahoma in January 2008. They were abandoned, starving and freezing nearly to death. I was listening to Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings at the time me and mom saw them and pulled over to pick them up. I took them straight to the vet and she told me that the little boy was not doing too well (malnourished and dehydrated ) because whatever they had found to eat while they were homeless, he always let her eat first. He did that nearly his whole life."
She added, "For almost 13 years. He was a rock in our family and always held down the fort. He lived his life with no fences. The way we all want to live."
"I’m so thankful for the time we had with him and I’m thankful for the rest of the time we have with his sister Jessi. Im so glad my husband @brendanjmcloughlin got to know him in his final years.???? We are heartbroken but happy that he is running across the rainbow bridge right now and will be waiting for us when we get there. ???? Dogs change your life. The bond is something that can’t be described unless you have lived it."
She went on and thanked the team of doctors that had been working with Waylon, hinting that he had been declining over the past few years. Her country friends sent their love.
"????...sending lots of love and hugs," Carrie Underwood wrote.
“Nothing like the love of a dog???? so sorry, girl???? praying for y’all,” Brittany Aldean (wife of Jason Aldean) wrote.
“I’m so sorry!!!! I know how deep that headache is! He’ll be waiting for you in heaven,” Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town added, while her bandmate Karen Fairchild wrote, "So sorry Miranda ♥?"