Christina Aguilera sends off 17-year-old dog with moving Instagram montage
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Christina Aguilera is grieving the loss of her beloved Papillon pooch, with whom she shared 17 years of “life’s many ups and downs.” The internationally-renowned songstress posted a moving montage to Stinky via Instagram after the treasured pet sadly had to be put down. The video shows several intimate photos of Stinky laying in Christina’s closet, snuggled next to pillows, and even sleeping next to her in bed.

In the touching caption which accompanies the video, the “Beautiful” singer pays tribute to her furry friend and faithful companion by calling Stinky her “roadie” and “my 1st baby before I had any babies.” As is seen in the clip, Stinky was featured in several photos with the Grammy-winning superstar throughout the years. Posting this kind of loving tribute shows how the adorable dog was a cherished member of Christina's family and he obviously holds a very special place in her heart. You can watch the heartfelt montage below.

This loss marks a sad start to the new year for the busy singer-songwriter, actress and veteran “Voice” coach. Early last year, she teased progress on her highly-anticipated eighth studio album via sharing a photo of herself at the piano on Twitter captioned with the phrase, “Finishing touches to my heart.” Fans are patiently waiting for new music from the multi-talented starlet, whose most recent studio album, Lotus, dropped in 2012. Her disco-themed track from Netflix’s “The Get Down” soundtrack called “Telepathy” features Nile Rodgers and hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart in 2016. An official release date for Christina Aguilera’s new album are still TBD. Stay tuned to AXS for updates.