Miley Cyrus has adopted a new dog.
The singer, whose beloved dog Floyd passed away earlier this year, revealed on Instagram that she has a new pup – Emu – who she said is “here and here to stay.”
“I welcomed Emu Coyne Cyrus into the family a couple days ago,” Miley wrote on Instagram over the weekend (Coyne is presumably for The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, who Miley has performed with).
“Been keepin him a secret cause sometimes I’m weird like that. It’s taken some time to be ready for this next step and loving again,” she continued. “There will never be anyone like Floyd. There was a bond that was so deep it’s irreplaceable but that’s not what I am trying to do. Never will I replace Floyd and that’s something I had to take time to understand.”
Not long after Floyd’s death, Miley’s mom, Tish Cyrus, gave her a puppy – Moonie – but the pop star later gave him away, noting on Instagram that the little pup came too “soon.”
Still grieving Floyd, Miley said she had a “special memorial service” for her late pet, and she felt he gave her his blessing for Emu.
“I felt my angel Floydy give Emu his blessing. I prayed to Floyd to just give him a touch of his awesomeness and he has. He is so special and different than my baby Floyd and I think Floyd did that on purpose,” she added. “But sometimes he does little things that remind me of him and it makes me smile.”
Since Miley introduced her new four-legged friend, she’s posted several pictures of the pup across her Instagram.
-- Jolie Lash
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