Carrie Underwood apparently deserves the title of stray savior. The "Jesus, Take the Wheel" hitmaker has shared the story of how she took part in saving the life of an abandoned dog over the holidays, writing on her fan club site that she pulled over to rescue the injured pup and found it a permanent home.
In a December 30 post, the 28-year-old singer recalled the time she saw two dogs on the median of an interstate highway between Oklahoma and Tennessee as she drove home from a visit with her parents. "I had Ace and Penny [her own dogs] and a trunk full of luggage and presents in the SUV," she wrote.
Concerned for the pups' safety, the wife of NHL star Mike Fisher pulled over only to find out that one of them had died. "My guess is that the dogs were thrown out of their car by their owners on the highway," she noted. When the other pup that she named Stella started wagging her tail, she picked it up, put it into her car and took it to her emergency vet.
On New Year's day, Underwood brought up another post about Stella. The season 4 winner of "American Idol" revealed that Stella was getting house trained, recovering from her road rash and getting her teeth cleaned. She added, "She follows me around from room to room. She's the best Lab I've ever been around!"
A day later, Underwood informed her fans that Stella has been adopted by some neighbors down the street. Although her neighbors told her that she could visit now and then, the country singer wrote, "I cried when she walked out the door. [Fisher] told me not to be a crazy ex-girlfriend about it and stalk them ... I can't help it! She deserves the best life ever!"