Miranda Lambert Mourns Loss of Beloved Dog Dixie

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Miranda Lambert Mourns Loss of Beloved Dog Dixie
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Miranda Lambert Mourns Loss of Beloved Dog Dixie

Miranda Lambert has had a rough start to 2012.

After mourning the loss of her best friend, who was killed in a tragic car crash, and father-in-law, Dick Shelton, the country darling had more sad news to contend with Friday: The death of her beloved pet pooch, Dixie.

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"My dog died Thursday. My parents just told me," she tweeted Friday. "Headed now to bury my friend of 20 years."

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Thanking fans for their support and words of encouragement, Lambert added a heartfelt follow-up tweet.

"I hope what they say is right: 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger,'" she wrote.

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Lambert, 28, and her husband, Blake Shelton, are expected to travel to Indianapolis, Ind. to sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl XLVI.

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