By Annie Reuter
Dierks Bentley said goodbye to his best friend of 15 years over the weekend. The “Different For Girls” singer revealed on July 10th on social media that his beloved dog, Jake, had died.
He captioned a photo of Jake sitting in a truck bed with a simple message: “Rest in peace pal.”
The dog was suffering from cancer and being treated with chemotherapy at the time of his death, reported The Boot.
In March, Jake appeared with Bentley at the opening of the singer’s exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn.
“Jake’s been with me through every phase of my career, since before I had a publishing deal … before I even had a gig, really,” Bentley told a group of reporters. “When I got my first gigs downtown, he’d be waiting there in the windowsill. He actually wore out a little spot in the couch where he’d wait for me. I’d come home real late, and he’d be there sitting in the window, putting in his time. Those were his years of grinding, sitting in the window waiting for me.”
Bentley pays tribute to Jake on the last song on his new album Black. On the poignant “Can’t Be Replaced,” Bentley sings of his dog: “For 15 years, right by my side / From a single man to three kids and a wife / Friends come and go, but when it comes to Jake / There’s just some things that can’t be replaced.”