No matter who you are, the significance of a pet dog can transcend everything else in the world. Even the most renowned celebrities find solace in the unwavering love of their cherished animal companions.
Today, the music industry mourns with country singer Miranda Lambert as she grieves the loss of her beloved dog, Thelma. Lambert poured her emotions into a heartfelt tribute post for her loyal companion, bidding farewell with a heavy heart. “Rest in peace, Thelma,” she wrote, encapsulating the depth of her feelings.
On Instagram, the 39-year-old “House That Built Me” singer announced that her cherished Great Pyrenees dog, Thelma, had passed away. The love she held for her furry friend was boundless, as Lambert expressed, “I loved her with all my heart.”
Losing a pet is never easy, but Lambert chose to focus on the incredible eight years they spent together. Grateful for the time they shared, she acknowledged that the pain of saying goodbye was outweighed by the love they experienced. Lambert reflected on the fortunate bond she had with Thelma, describing their friendship as something to be treasured. “How lucky are we to get to have friends like Thelma,” she expressed with pride. “I am so proud to have been part of her story.”
Thelma and another Great Pyrenees named Louise were adopted by the country star from a shelter back in 2016. Lambert vividly remembered the day they joined her, recounting their journey from Dallas to Nashville on her tour bus, which ultimately led to her falling in love with them.
Over the years, Thelma and Louise happily enjoyed life on Lambert’s farm in Nashville, taking care of the other animals residing there. Thelma’s eight-year tenure on the farm was marked by freedom and open spaces, devoid of any restrictive fences. Her purpose in life was clear—to love and protect those around her.
Though Thelma has passed on, Louise remains alive, having retired from her farm duties to receive even more love from Lambert’s family.
In her heartfelt post, Lambert expressed her gratitude to her farm managers, Julia and Tommy, for their care and love towards her dogs, treating them like their very own. She also took the opportunity to encourage everyone to consider adopting shelter pets, knowing the incredible bond they can form with their human companions.
Miranda Lambert has not only left her mark in the world of music but also as an animal advocate. Utilizing her fame for good, she founded the MuttNation Foundation in 2009, a commendable organization dedicated to rescuing animals and supporting shelters. Through MuttNation, she has organized adoption drives at country concerts, provided emergency disaster relief, and raised funds for shelters across the United States. Last year, MuttNation partnered with Greater Good Charities to provide 2 million pet meals for families facing economic challenges. In 2014, Lambert also inaugurated the Redemption Ranch shelter in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
Recently, it was announced that Lambert would serve as a celebrity judge in this year’s World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest, sponsored by People Magazine and Pedigree, further demonstrating her unwavering commitment to animal welfare.
Today, we join Miranda Lambert in her grief as she mourns the loss of her beloved Thelma. Our hearts reach out to her during this difficult time. May Thelma’s memory live on, and may her journey over the rainbow bridge be filled with peace and love. 💔🌈 Please share this story in memory of Thelma, honoring the precious bond between humans and their cherished animal companions.