Photos: Miranda Lambert Posts Tribute To Her Late Dog Waylon, Plants Tree at Farm

by Matthew Wilson

Miranda Lambert mourns her late dog Waylon, who recently passed away, with a touching tribute. The country artist planted a tree on her farm to remember her late canine companion.

Lambert shared two images to her Instagram story, showing the newly planted tree as well as a commemorative dog’s tag. The tag read, “Your paws left prints on our hearts, Waylon.”

(Click here to see the photos of Lambert’s tribute).

Miranda Lambert Rescued Waylon and His Sister

In a previous post on Oct. 24, Lambert revealed Waylon had passed away. The singer shared photos of Waylon with his sister Jessi. Lambert decided to name the two after artists Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter. She detailed in the post how she found the two on the side of the road in Oklahoma.

“Today I lost one of my best friends. My old pal Waylon,” Lambert wrote. “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.”

Waylon Lived on Lambert’s Farm

After rescuing the dogs, Lambert took them to the vet, who told her Waylon was malnourished and unlikely to survive. But the dog pulled through and went home with Lambert shortly after.

“She told me that the little boy was not doing too well (malnourished and dehydrated),” Lambert wrote in the post. “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.”

For the next 13 years, Lambert said Waylon lived at home on her farm in Nashville. The tree she planted in Waylon’s honor will keep the dog’s spirit alive for years to come.

“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,” she continued. “I’m so glad my husband [Brendan McLoughlin] 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.”