One of Miranda Lambert’s beloved dogs has crossed the rainbow bridge.
The superstar took to Instagram on Thursday (Oct. 22), to share the heartbreaking news that Waylon, one of her golden retrievers, has died.
“Today I lost one of my best friends. My old pal Waylon,” Lambert’s somber post began. “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 said he probably wouldn’t make it but he did.”
She continued, “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. He was a farm dog through and through and retired to Nashville life riding on the bus with mama to go home to Texas for Christmas every year. 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.”
Lambert went on to share that she and her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, are heartbroken, but thankful for the years they had together.
“Dogs change your life,” she reflected. “The bond is something that can’t be described unless you have lived it.”
According to Lambert’s post, she sang Waylon the Brothers Osborne song “High Note” on his last night. She said it just “felt right.”