Miranda Lambert had to say goodbye to her sweet dog Jessi and what she had to say following Jessi’s death brought me to tears. She posted, “Today we had to say goodbye to our 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 January 2008 in the middle of a sleet storm. They were just six weeks old.
Miranda goes on to say in her post, “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 human heart. But if you have one you already know.”
And with that last line, I dissolved into tears. I think we can all relate. All of us who love a dog like this. And I honestly never knew love for an animal like this until we found our Winnie. We truly love her as if she were our human child and that of course has its joys and its fears. It is so sad that dogs can only be with us for a short while. And it’s hard not to lose your whole heart.
Our sweet pups: