Miley Cyrus and her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, are mourning the loss of their family dog, Mate.
Miley took to Instagram on Tuesday to pay tribute to her beloved German Shepherd. The 26-year-old shared a series of photos from the memories she had with Mate.
“We miss you Mate,” Miley wrote. “Never will you be forgotten. Thank you for the loyalty and friendship. You are my brother.”
“I’m so sorry @billyraycyrus @tishcyrus,” she added.
The singer also posted a throwback picture from when Mate was just a puppy, writing, “Miss you Mate.”
Bill Ray also paid tribute by sharing a photo of Mate as the background on his phone screen.
“Took this of my screen 11:11 June 11. Feel like the Tin Man,” he captioned the shot. “’ Now I know I have a heart… because it’s broken.’”