Last Thursday, Miranda Lambert posted an incredibly sad post on social media honoring that passing of her sweet dog Jessi. Miranda captioned "Today we had to say goodbye to our sweet Jessi. I got to love her and be her mom for 13 1/2 years. I found her and her brother Waylon on the side of the road in Oklahoma in Jan 2008 in the middle of a sleet storm. They were 6 weeks old. My mom was in the truck with me and we were listening to the “I am Jessi Colter” album. That’s how they got their names. We lost Waylon last October but we got to have Jessi just a little longer. But the truth is they belong together. They always have. I know she missed him terribly and we are so thankful to have had extra time. Today they are reunited at the rainbow bridge. We sent her off with the song “Storms Never Last” from the same record she heard playing the first time I put her in my truck. I can’t put into words what a dogs love does to a heart. But if you have one you already know. A special thank you to the incredible team at@animaliawellness @vrsmtnfor taking such good care of these two and all of our other fur babies. Y’all gave us extra years we wouldn’t have had with Jessi and Way and I’m so grateful. And to @sarahananney @julianentwig for being her other moms. It’s so hard to let them go but the love is worth it.#rescue #dogmom @muttnation"
This past Saturday night, Miranda took the stage in Iowa at Guthrie's River Ruckus, and when she began to play her massive hit "The House That Built Me," you could see a tear run down her face and she stopped singing. She has mentioned in the past that this is always an emotional song, but considering that this is the first time she had played it since losing her sweet Jessi, she probably was probably feeling extra emotional- and who could blame her?! Especially with a line like "I bet you didn't know under that live oak my favorite dog is buried in the yard."
But lucky for Miranda, the crowd had her back and bandmate Gwen Sebastian consoled her until she was able to join back in at the second verse. What a sad but beautiful moment! Twitter user Yee Haw Y'all was shared the video
So heartbreaking. We love you, Ran!