They’re su-purr heroes! Miranda Lambert helped rescue of an itty bitty kitty and shared the tale on Instagram Sunday (June 28).
The country star explains in the caption of her mini-gallery that she and husband Brendan McLoughlin were driving on a two-lane highway in Texas when he suddenly slowed to do a U-turn. When she asked why he did that, he replied, “there’s a kitten in the road and I knew you would kill me if I saw it and didn’t stop.”
“I guess the rescue ways are rubbing off on him,” added Lambert, who co-founded dog rescue MuttNation with her mom, Bev Lambert, in 2009.
The animal lover shared that the two then drove back to Nashville with the kitten and their two dogs. “This kitten rode 9 hours back to Nashville with us … and was such a champ,” Lambert continued.
The “It All Comes Out in the Wash” singer also shared that her dad adopted the male kitten, a boy named Tequila, and is his “new bestie.” The little guy is estimated to be around four to five weeks old, and weighs just 14 ounces.
“Ya’ll welcome Tequila the kitten to the family!” Lambert enthused at the end of her post.
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Two lane highway in Texas, speed limit 70. Brendan slows down and does a U-turn… Me to B: “why are you turning around? “ B to me: “there’s a kitten in the road and I knew you would kill me if I saw it and didn’t stop.” Well I guess the rescue ways are rubbing off on him. We stopped at mom and dads on the way home. Dad has a new bestie. This kitten rode 9 hours back to Nashville with us and 3 dogs and was such a champ. He is 4-5 weeks old and weighs 14 Ounces. . Y’all welcome Tequila the kitten to the family! #tequiladoes @muttnation
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Back in early May, Lambert shared with fans that during the global coronavirus pandemic, she would be hitting the road in her new Airstream. “Just because I can’t travel and play shows doesn’t mean I can’t travel and make music,” she explained in an Instagram post at the time. Apparently, the health crisis also isn’t going to stop her from rescuing animals.