Miranda Lambert Heartbroken after Fluffy Dog Passes Away Less than a Year after Her Sibling
Last year, Miranda Lambert sadly lost her dog, Waylon, and this week the canine’s sister, Jessi, followed suit. In her announcement, Lambert noted how the siblings belonged together.
On Thursday, country musician Miranda Lambert, 36, took to her Instagram account to share the heartbreaking news that she’d lost another dog. The star revealed that Jessi had died on that day.
She mourned the death of one of her pets by noting how she’d had Jessi for 13 1/2 years. The singer explained how she found the canine and her late brother, Waylon when they were just 6 weeks old.
Lambert discovered the siblings in January 2008 on the side of the road in Oklahoma during a sleet storm. At the time, the country star and her mother were listening to the “I am Jessi Colter” album in their truck.
The song became the inspiration for Jessi and Waylon’s [Jennings] names. She explained how Waylon had passed away first in October 2020, and his sister managed to stay with her family a little longer, noting:
“But the truth is they belong together. They always have.”
The star said she knew Jessi had missed her brother terribly, and now they were reunited at the rainbow bridge. Lambert shared how she and her family sent the pet off with the song “Storms Never Last” from Colter’s album.
She concluded her post by mourning the dog further and thanking those who’d helped take care of Jessi and Waylon. The star’s fans quickly jumped into the comment section to share their condolences with the singer.
Fellow county musician, Tanya Tucker, sent her apologies to Lambert for her loss. She noted how Jessi had a long and wonderful life with Lambert as her mother before sending her love, while someone else wrote:
“I’m so sorry… that last pic just brought instant tears…”
The fan was referring to an image of Jessi being showered with love by the team from the Animalia Health & Wellness veterinarians. The country singer also included many other photos of the late canine.
A third person shared how the two dogs were being loved by God now. The fan also speculated that Jessi and Waylon had found each other immediately in the afterlife and sent her love to Lambert.
A fourth follower tried to comfort the notorious animal lover by sharing how Jessi had loved being with the singer for all those years. Another dog parent confessed that they were crying after reading Lambert’s words.
While the last person apologized for the loss and noted how the country musician had given Jessi an amazing life. The poster concluded by sending their love Lambert’s way.
At the time of Waylon’s death, Lambert had described him as the “rock in our family." She explained how the pet had held down the fort and lived his life with no fences.
Each shelter got $5,000 as part of the organization's annual "Mutts Across America" campaign.
"The House That Built Me" singer said the canine had been a farm dog and retired to the Nashville life by riding with her on the bus to Texas for Christmas yearly. She shared her gratitude for the time she’d spent with him.
Lambert also said she was thankful for the time she still had with Jessi. Besides Waylon and Jessi, the artist is also a parent to many other animals like cats, many other dogs, horses, and mini horses!
To show how much she loved animals, the "Bluebird" singer was inspired to launch her charity called the MuttNation Foundation. She recently teamed up with the Waggle Foundation to establish the MuttNation Fund.
The fund will assist music industry employees in covering their pets' medical bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. The MuttNation Foundation is a nonprofit that Lambert co-founded with her mother, Bev, in 2009.
It aids animals across the nation. In March, the organization announced a $250,000 donation to pet shelters in 50 states! Each shelter got $5,000 as part of the organization's annual "Mutts Across America" campaign.