Miranda Lambert experienced the day no pet owner ever wants to have to face. The country singer mourned the death of her beloved dog Waylon.
In social media posts, Lambert shared photos of her dog and his sister from happier times. She named the siblings after Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, two artists she listened to when she found the dogs.
“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 with Miranda Lambert For 13 Years
In an Instagram post, the singer discussed taking the dogs to the vet. At the time, the veterinarian didn’t think Waylon would make it, given his condition.
“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.”
Both dogs lived with Lambert for 13 years in Nashville. She said Waylon was a farm dog and lived the rest of his life without being enclosed in fences. She said she would bring him home to visit her family in Texas for Christmas.
“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.”
Lambert took the opportunity to thank the veterinarians who helped extended the dog’s life.