Miley Cyrus is a serious animal lover, there's no doubt about that. And now she's cemented (well, inked) her love of her Shetland Sheepdog, Emu, by getting a gorgeous mini-portrait of him tattooed on her arm.
Cyrus adopted Emu Coyne Cyrus (his middle name is the last name of her friend and frequent collaborator, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips) in June 2014, not too long after losing her beloved Alaskan Klee Kai, Floyd, who she also has a tattoo of, this one on her ribs.
Loving a new dog after losing a beloved one can be a difficult process, one that takes time. First you have to properly mourn the pet who died before you can truly open your heart to another dog. Otherwise there's the chance that you are just expecting one dog to replace another, and that's never how it works. So when Cyrus introduced Emu to her Instagram followers, she wrote a sweet caption about being ready to let a new pet into heart.