After 13 years of constant companionship, country music singer Jon Wolfe knows life won't be the same without his best friend.
When Wolfe met the eight-week-old pup named Sissy, a career in country music was nothing but a dream. A friend gave him the dog, and in 2004, the aspiring singer released a debut album.
The past 13 years have seen more albums, more concerts, and a growing audience for Wolfe, but Sissy was life's one constant.
On June 22, Wolfe said goodbye to his senior dog for the last time. Sissy passed away, and Wolfe reached out to social media to share his grief. He wrote;
"Last night I said goodbye to my best friend of almost 13 years. She was a pure, kind, loving, and rare soul."
As a dedicated dog owner, Wolfe didn't let his rising fame or busy schedule keep him from spending time with his biggest fan. Sissy joined him on tour and was known to take the stage to greet her adoring fans.
She stars in a number of Wolfe's music videos, and her salt and pepper muzzle is even featured on the cover of Wolfe's newest album, "Any Night in Texas." Out of the spotlight, Wolfe and his dog spent vacations, holidays, and every day in between enjoying each other's company. He reflected on the memories and said;
"She brought us countless moments, minutes, days, months, and years of joy."
Wolfe's touching tribute is a testament to their strong bond, and he won't be the only one to miss the beloved dog. Wolfe's fans have reached out on Facebook and Instagram to send their love and share in his grief.
She was "loved by many," and hundreds of people--whether they knew Sissy or not--have expressed their support.
Addressed to the dog that was there for it all, Wolfe's letter is something every dog lover can relate to. He signed the note:
"You may be gone from this Earth, but you'll live forever in our hearts and memories. We will miss you. God speed my friend. I'll see you on the other side. Now go catch that bird. Love, your Dad."
Last night I said goodbye to my best friend of almost 13 years. She was a pure, kind, loving, and rare soul. She never met a stranger...human or canine. Loved by many and made an impact on everyone she met. She was given to me by a dear friend that owned a beer joint north of Houston, so I guess you could say from the beginning she was cut out for the Honky Tonk lifestyle. From 8 weeks old to almost 13 years old we never wasted a day or a minute for that matter. From touring to vacations to river trips to ranch trips to just ridin' around town, we soaked it in. Every bit of it. She was my runnin' buddy. She was beyond smart. Loved country music, Christmases, and Summer days. She was a movie star...in tons of my videos and even made the front cover of my new album. She brought us countless moments, minutes, days, months, and years of joy. There's really no way for me to say everything I want to say here. I guess the best thing to say is BRAVO Sis! A job well done.....a life well lived. Thank you for everything you did for us. We all loved you with everything we had. You may be gone from this earth, but you'll live forever in our hearts and memories. We will all miss you. God speed my friend. I'll see you on the other side. Now go catch that bird. Love, your Dad. RIP Sissy 9/9/04 - 6/22/17
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