LeAnn Rimes and dog Eveie (inset)
Albert L. Ortega/Getty; Inset: Courtesy LeAnn Rimes
11/09/2012 at 08:00 AM EST
said she felt like she was starting over
, and this week, she means it.
The singer is beginning a whole new chapter – a wiggly one on four legs – with a puppy she and her family adopted on Wednesday.
The surprise addition joined Rimes, husband Eddie Cibrian, and Cibrian's sons – Mason, 9, and Jake, 5 – after a very rough morning: the puppy was abandoned in traffic on a busy street in the Los Angeles area.
After seeing a Tweet
from friend Karla Hoffman, who picked up the dog after seeing it get discarded, Rimes asked to meet the puppy.
The 5-lb., approximately 8-month-old dog fit right in. "We ALL fell in love at first sight," Rimes writes on her blog
. "Even our doggies welcomed her instantly."
Mason named the puppy Eveie
, a moniker he had been saving "for his little sister so he says," Rimes writes. "Mason says she came just in time for Thanksgiving."
"She's brought a ton of joy into our home in just the few hours she's been with us," Rimes adds. "Eveie has a new home and family and we have a new love!"