Jana Kramer is mourning the death of her dog, Sophie after a battle with cancer, according to Kramer’s Instagram post.

The photo shows Kramer with her pup’s head in her lap, looking at her solemnly, and is accompanied with a heartfelt note in the caption about her companion: “You were my best friend. You never left my side and I will forever cherish the 8 years we had together,” she writes.

Kramer has shared photos of her dog with her fans over the years, including during one scare a few years ago when Sophie was rushed to the ER.

The singer more recently shared an adorable photo with Sophie after Kramer’s movie Love at First Bark premiered on the Hallmark Channel, noting that her own dog was a bit jealous of the onscreen pups.

Though she enjoys both acting and singing, Kramer recently said she has found her true purpose in life through being a mom to her daughter, Jolie.

“I love acting, I love singing, but I’ve always felt like there was something missing,” she told Yahoo! “I never really knew what my purpose was, and I honestly didn’t figure out that purpose until I had Jolie.”

When she wasn’t filming or busy chasing around a toddler, Kramer recently appeared on Dancing With the Stars, where she came in fourth place. She’s also taken up the responsibility of being an advocate against domestic violence, as she has personally experienced it in previous relationships.

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