Miranda Lambert is one of the most popular country music singers in the world right now, but what many don’t know about her is that she is also a proud animal rights activist.
Over the weekend, Lambert and her husband Brendan McLoughlin added a new kitten to their family when they rescued a stray cat from a Texas highway as they continued a cross country road trip. Lambert explained to her fans on Instagram that McLoughlin was driving on the highway when he suddenly caught sight of the kitten, and that he immediately did a U-turn to rescue the animal from the side of the road.
“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,'” she wrote.
“Well I guess the rescue ways are rubbing off on him. 👏👏We stopped at mom and dads on the way home,” Lambert continued. “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!”
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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
This comes a month after Lambert revealed that she and her husband had bought a new Airstream RV that they dubbed “The Sheriff.” She explained that they had gone so stir-crazy at home during quarantine amidst the coronavirus pandemic that they decided to drive across the country to visit family in New York.
“6 days: 4 states: 1000 miles,” Lambert wrote. “Nashville to Pigeon Forge TN… Virgina to PA and then NY. It was a nice change of pace.”
“Something about the highway is calming, and at the same time keeps you completely focused,” she added. “I like to drive a lot because most of my adult life I’ve been driven around on a tour bus to play music ( which I love and miss terribly).”
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Sunday thoughts. When people ask me questions about all the traveling I’ve done , my answer is pretty much the same every time. “ I’ve been everywhere but I haven’t seen much of anything. “ I’ve been touring for 19 years and most times we just roll in , play our show , and roll to the next town. I’ve only gotten to spend some real time in a few of the places I’ve been. After spending these last few months at home ( a much needed break and time to nest❤️) I realized something. Just because I can’t travel and play shows doesn’t mean I can’t travel and make music. I have the most amazing travel companion, my husband , and we decided to add a family member. Y’all Meet “The Sheriff . “ A 2020 Airstream Globetrotter. ( thanks @rocketcityrv ) I’ve been a vintage trailer collector for years and this is my very first new one. I’m letting go of a few vintage to make room for adventure in this silver gem! I don’t like change but I’m learning to embrace it. Until I get get back on Elvira and tour, I’ll be pulling this rig all over the country. I know that seeing the world through the windshield again will bring creative vibes. #highwayvagabonds #livinlikehippies #BandMetour
Lambert also had praise for her husband, saying he is “the most amazing travel companion” because of how good he is at navigation.
“B drives too and is the best navigator,” she wrote. “We can set up camp in under 10 minutes once we pull in. Took a few times but we worked out the kinks.”