A member of the Band Perry shares news of a painful loss with fans Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Musicians Reid Perry, Kimberly Perry and Neil Perry of The Band Perry, winners of Best Country Duo/Group Performance for 'Gentle on My Mind,' pose in the press room during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Our hearts are broken for the Band Perry.

The family band’s Neil Perry posted a very sad update on his Instagram Feb. 5, sharing the loss of a very important member of the Perry family, their sweet Corgi pup Moses.

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“Today we lost Moses to cancer. It was very sudden. But he never lost his happy spirit even at the end,” Neil shared.

Bless them all. Pets are members of the family, and we know this can not be easy.

Neil goes on to say, “My heart is broken. But I want to take a second to appreciate something specific about him. I know he was a dog and doesn’t have the intense human experiences we have in our lives, but sometimes nature and animals have a way of teaching us humans a thing or two. And this is what I noticed. You could always tell he was contented in whatever situation he was in. Whether he was being fed (which he consistently managed to finish in approximately 3.7 seconds) or whether he was being taken to the vet for shots, he was always happy to just be. And that is the ultimate state of mind … happy just to be. I love you Moses more than you’ll ever know.”

This just crushes us for the band. We’re animals lovers here at Rare Country, and we know exactly what Neil’s talking about. In so many ways, animals do seem so human.

The Perry family has quite a beautiful brood of pups, including two other Corgis named Ollie and Addie. And this majestic beauty named Dakota.


The sibling trio once told, “Our pups are family. We really do view Addie, Moses, Scout and Dakota as extended brothers and sisters.”


Scout, also a Great Pyrenees like Dakota, sadly passed in 2015.

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We love how they love their four-legged family members, and we send our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she's not making it, she's talking or writing about it. She's worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She's even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story.
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