As fans come for Miranda Lambert for a supposedly questionable act during her Las Vegas concert, she is grieving the loss of one of her Great Pyrenees, Thelma.
It is no news that Lambert loves animals and has had quite the creatures for years in her home, including dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, and horses.
Like all her pets, Thelma was very loved by the country music star, who was naturally heartbroken as she paid homage to her furry friend with a touching tribute.
Miranda Lambert Honors Thelma’s Memory With A Heartfelt Tribute On Instagram
Lambert is having a down moment given the death of her beloved pet Thelma, whom she adopted on May 1, 2016, alongside a fellow Great Pyrenees Louise. She revealed so in her mourning declaration on Instagram, adding eight beautiful pictures of the dogs, with some showing her and her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, bonding with them.
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According to the 39-year-old guitarist’s statement, she adopted the animals to watch over her farmhouse on the outskirts of Nashville as her “kitties, chicken, and mini horses needed to be looked after.”
Thelma and Louise carried out their roles perfectly since they were adopted, but unfortunately, Lambert had to say goodbye to “sweet Thelma” yesterday.
Sharing more about the late pet, Lambert wrote, “She spent her days lounging in the barn and her nights keeping watch over all of us. She lived the last 8 years with no fences, just freedom to do what she did best. Love and protect.”
The Texas-born songwriter loved Thelma with all her heart and felt lucky to have such a friend who will always be part of her story. After disclosing that Louise had retired, she noted that it was painful to “say goodbye to these sweet companions;” however, their love was worth it.
Lambert then expressed thanks to everyone who supported her in caring for and loving her “fur babies,” and in conclusion, she penned, “We all miss you Telm Telm,” adding, “Y’all don’t forget, love a shelter pet.” The candid tribute immediately prompted fans to offer their condolences to the bereaved.
One commenter lamented, “Oh no. I am so sorry about Thelma, @mirandalambert – I know how bad that hurts. I have 5 of my own, too.😢.” Another followed: “All the love for y’all and Thelma🐾❤️🩹🌈” while one more stated, “I’m so sorry 😞 Losing a beloved pet is just like losing a family member💔🌈🙏… but thank you so much for all you do for shelter animals😍?”
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A fourth fan was devastated as they sent love and hugs to Lambert, similar to a fifth follower who admired her for giving shelter animals a life. The commenter wrote:
“There are no words…..you gave them a life that any dog would want! Loved every story about them from the start. Thank you for shedding light on rescue animals… keep up the work! I love you and for what you stand for!💕.”
Alongside the late Thelma, the “Me and Charlie Talking” vocalist had eight dogs, five cats, five horses, and two rabbits living on her spacious farm as of 2021, per reports.
Her rescue pups included a golden retriever, Jessi, three Great Pyrenees, Thelma, Louise, and J.D., three mixed breeds, Delta Dawn, Cher, and Bellamy Brother, and a toothless senior dog, ROE – Running on Empty.
She posts about all her pets now and again, including when she lost one of her dogs Waylon, Jessi’s brother, in 2021. The pooch’s death was heartbreaking as he lived with the family for nearly 13 years, which they would always cherish.
The ‘Bring Me Down’ Songstress Called Out Fans For Not Paying Attention To Her Performance
Lambert may currently be in mourning, but fans may also not be quick to forget when she called out some girls for taking selfies as she performed “Tin Man” during her Las Vegas residency.
A TikTok video shared about a week ago showed the entire episode, beginning with the “Gunpowder & Lead” singer pausing her show to say, “I’m going to stop here for a second. I’m sorry. These girls are worried about a selfie and are not listening to the song.”
She went ahead to complain that their actions slightly pissed her off as she believed the audience was there to listen to her sing “some country damn music.”
Not every fan was taken with Lambert’s actions, as several immediately left the show without hiding their disappointment.