In 2018 Pink Shared An Image Of Her Nose-To-Nose With Her Dog Before It Passed Away

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Pink had just closed her 2018 Beautiful Trauma World Tour in Australia, but heartbreak awaited her when she got back home. Her pet pooch Nanni would pass away in September of that year, prompting the singer to post a touching photo of the pair in their final moments together.

Alecia Beth Moore didn’t earn her nickname, Pink, until a prank at camp left her embarrassed. “I blushed so much, and they were like, ‘Ha ha! Look at her! She’s pink!” she told CNN. Then, the movie Reservoir Dogs solidified her new moniker.

“[The character] Mr. Pink was the one with the smart mouth, so it just happened all over again,” Pink added. She was, admittedly, just like the character at the time. “I was extreme. I went through phases from skateboarder, to hip hopper, to rave child, to lead singer in a band. I did it all, and all at the same time,” she said in an interview, according to Yahoo.

Around that time, Pink began making her vocal talents known throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, performing in clubs throughout the city. When she turned 16, however, she linked up with two other female vocalists. Together, they formed Choice, an R&B group that was eventually signed by LaFace Records.

Ultimately, though, the label’s co-founder, L.A. Reid, honed in on Pink’s talents alone. He told her to either leave the group or lose her record deal. She then took the former option and embarked on what would become – and continues to be – an illustrious solo career.

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Pink’s solo debut, 2000’s Can’t Take Me Home, came with an R&B twist. The album went double-platinum but didn’t have any chart-topping songs. The next year, though, Pink would light up the charts with a Grammy-winning collaboration, as well as a second album full of number-one hits.

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In 2001, the movie Moulin Rouge! hit theaters – and the song “Lady Marmalade” was its soundtrack’s lead single. Pink sang on the record, along with Lil’ Kim, Christina Aguilera and Mya. The song, in fact, went to number one worldwide and earned all four performers a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2002.

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Also in 2001 came Pink’s second album, Missundaztood. On it, she swapped her original R&B stylings for the pop-rock sound she preferred. As a result, the record was hugely successful. The singles “Get the Party Started,” “Don’t Let Me Get Me” and “Just Like a Pill” all became international chart-toppers. And the album itself went on to sell over 10 million copies.

Pink has gone onto release a total of seven studio albums, producing such well known songs as “So What,” “Just Give Me a Reason” and “What About Us.” She has nabbed two more Grammys since 2001, too.

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And all the while, Pink has used her platform to promote the causes about which she is passionate. Animal rights are a huge focus for the singer. In fact, she has worked with PETA to denounce the fur industry on several occasions – and even in an ad campaign.

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As part of PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign, Pink posed in the nude and the image became a billboard in the center of Times Square, New York. At the time, Pink told People magazine that she “boycott[ed] fur completely.”

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To that end, Pink helped PETA protest against fast-food chain KFC, and headlined a concert called Party For Animals Worldwide, or PAW, in 2007. She has also used her Instagram page to promote animal shelters and share adoptable pets with her followers.

Pink’s family included plenty of pets, too. In December of 2017, she and her husband, Carey Hart – along with their children Jameson and Willow – had three rescue dogs. She told the Daily Star, “Two [of the pooches] are brother and sister and have never spent a day apart in their lives.”

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At the time, Pink reported that the brother-and-sister duo were about 15 years old, and the boy was “getting ready to go. He’s going to be at home on the ranch for the end. If he went when I was gone, then I would never forgive myself,” she said.

But it would be Pink’s female dog, Frangelica – nicknamed “Nanni” – who would receive an emotional goodbye via Instagram from the singer. Fortunately, Pink was by her pup’s side after she and her family came home from the Beautiful Trauma World Tour.

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In the photo, Pink and her dog are nose-to-nose as Nanni licks the singer’s face. “Goodbye kiss,” Pink captioned the image, along with a broken heart emoji. “Rest in sunshine, pretty girl. Thanks for waiting for me to get home,” she added, along with a teary eyed emoji.

The touching image and sentiment struck a chord with Pink’s Instagram followers. Fellow musician Brandi Carlile wrote, “There’s not much tougher than that. Thinking about you and sending love.” The singer’s fans also chimed in.

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Many assured Pink that she wasn’t alone in her pain. One fan wrote, “I also lost my dog not long ago and it [feels] so weird to come home and he’s not there. I hope you and your family [are] doing good. Lots of love.”

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Meanwhile, others wrote to remind Pink just how well Nanni had lived – she spent 16 years at the singer’s side, after all. “She loves her momma. I know you gave her a great life and she knows it, too,” another Instagram user commented.

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Of course, Pink and her family continue to love and take care of the pets left behind after Nanni’s passing. And, after wrapping her latest world tour, the singer hit the studio to record a song from The Greatest Showman. In addition, she did it with a very special duet partner –Willow, her daughter.

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