Miranda Lambert Mourns Loss of Beloved Dog, Waylon: ‘Hug Your Pets Today’

It’s a sad day for Miranda Lambert, who is mourning the loss of one of her beloved pets, Waylon. The Texas native spoke out about her grief in a sweet and emotional post, which she shared on social media.

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

Today I lost one of my best friends. My old pal Waylon. I found him and his sister on the side of the road in Oklahoma…

Posted by Miranda Lambert on Thursday, October 22, 2020


“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,” she continued. “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. I’m so glad my husband Brendan 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. Dogs change your life. The bond is something that can’t be described unless you have lived it … Hug your pups today y’all.”

Miranda also thanked those who took care of Waylon when she was away, and to Animalia Health & Wellness and BluePearl Pet Hospital, both in Franklin, Tennessee.

Miranda just released a new song and video, “Settling Down,” from her latest Wildcard album. She is nominated for seven CMA Awards, including for Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, making her the most-nominated female in CMA Awards history.

The 2020 CMA Awards will air live from the Music City Center in Nashville on Wednesday, November 11, at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.