Miranda Lambert is 'heartbroken' over the death of her beloved rescue – petjoe

Miranda Lambert is 'heartbroken' over the death of her beloved rescue dog Waylon and shares a touching tribute to her 'old pal'


Miranda Lambert is mourning the death of her beloved golden retriever Waylon who passed away at nearly 13-years-old. 

The 36-year-old shared a touching tribute to her 'old pal' on social media late Thursday night writing that she was 'heartbroken' over the loss.

An avid animal lover, Miranda has several rescue pets at home and, along with her mom Bev Lambert, founded the MuttNation Foundation back in 2009 to aid animal shelters.

 

Heartbroken: Miranda Lambert is mourning the death of her beloved golden retriever Waylon who passed away at nearly 13-years-old with a touching tribute on social media Thursday

Heartbroken: Miranda Lambert is mourning the death of her beloved golden retriever Waylon who passed away at nearly 13-years-old with a touching tribute on social media Thursday

'Today I lost one of my best friends. My old pal Waylon,' Lambert wrote on social media along with a collection of photos of Waylon throughout his life.

The country music star shared with her followers the story of how Waylon and his sister Jessi came into her life nearly 13 years ago.

Back in 2008, Miranda was driving with her mom when they found the puppies abandoned in Oklahoma on the side of the road 'starving and freezing nearly to death.'

The Bluebird crooner recalled that she was listening to Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings at the time which became the inspiration behind their names.

'Today I lost one of my best friends. My old pal Waylon,' Lambert wrote on social media along with a collection of photos of Waylon throughout his life.

'Today I lost one of my best friends. My old pal Waylon,' Lambert wrote on social media along with a collection of photos of Waylon throughout his life.

Saving lives: Back in 2008, Miranda was driving with her mom when they found the puppies abandoned in Oklahoma on the side of the road 'starving and freezing nearly to death.'

Saving lives: Back in 2008, Miranda was driving with her mom when they found the puppies abandoned in Oklahoma on the side of the road 'starving and freezing nearly to death.'

'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,' she affectionately remembered. 

'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,' Miranda continued. '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.'

The House That Built Me singer went on to express her gratitude for the time she was able to spend with Waylon and said she was thankful that her husband Brendan McLoughlin was able to have time with him towards the end.

'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,' Miranda continued. '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.'

'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,' Miranda continued. '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.'

'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,' she wrote. 'Dogs change your life. The bond is something that can’t be described unless you have lived it.'

'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,' she wrote. 'Dogs change your life. The bond is something that can’t be described unless you have lived it.'

Doing good: An avid animal lover, Miranda has several rescue pets at home and, along with her mom Bev Lambert, founded the MuttNation Foundation back in 2009 to aid animal shelters

Doing good: An avid animal lover, Miranda has several rescue pets at home and, along with her mom Bev Lambert, founded the MuttNation Foundation back in 2009 to aid animal shelters

'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,' she wrote. 'Dogs change your life. The bond is something that can’t be described unless you have lived it.' 

Fans flocked to the comments of the post leaving their condolences and supportive messages during Miranda's difficult time.  

Fellow music star Carrie Underwood commented: 'Sending lots of love and hugs.'

And, Brittany Aldean wrote: 'Nothing like the love of a dog so sorry, girl praying for y’all'

Helping hand: Miranda recently established a fund to help music industry workers who are jobless during the pandemic still be able to pay for their pets medical bills

Helping hand: Miranda recently established a fund to help music industry workers who are jobless during the pandemic still be able to pay for their pets medical bills

A farm girl and a lover of all animals, Miranda launched her MuttNation Foundation with her mom over a decade ago.

During the pandemic she created the MuttNation Fund to help people who work in the music industry be able to cover veterinary bills for their pets amid the COVID-19 crisis which has left many in the field out of work. 

'Because music and mutts are my two passions, I knew I had to do something and thought that starting this fund would help both the music community that's been so supportive of me, and their pets,' she said in a press release.

Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin cuddle up on Instagram.
'Because music and mutts are my two passions, I knew I had to do something and thought that starting this fund would help both the music community that's been so supportive of me, and their pets,' she said in a press release (Pictured in 2019)

'Because music and mutts are my two passions, I knew I had to do something and thought that starting this fund would help both the music community that's been so supportive of me, and their pets,' she said in a press release (Pictured in 2019)