Kelly Clarkson Mourns Death of Her 'Best Friend,' Dog Joplin

11/15/2013 at 06:00 PM EST

Kelly Clarkson's Dog Joplin Dies
Kelly Clarkson's dog Joplin
Courtesy Kelly Clarkson. Inset: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
Less than a month after what was certainly one of the best days of Kelly Clarkson's life, the newlywed experienced what was sure to be one of her worst.

"My best friend died yesterday," the singer, 31, announced on Twitter Friday of her adopted dog's passing, saying, "Joplin was special. He fought his whole life to survive & now he can rest. I loved him."

Clarkson thought she lost her BFF almost two years ago, when Joplin ran away on New Year's Eve.

"I lost it ... and started bawling when [my sister] told me [the dog was missing]," she shared. "Seriously, I was so dramatic ... but I don't have children and [my dogs] are my babies that I sleep with every night."

After fearing the worst, Clarkson found her little guy and called it a miracle, adding, "Yes, I might be too attached to my dogs and highly sensitive, but I don't care. I love them!"

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