If you're a pet owner, you'll be well aware how important a role that an animal can have in your life - often being with you through major life changes, births, deaths and break-ups in a way that no other friend can be.

That was the case with Christina Aguilera's Papillon dog Stinky, who she unfortunately had to say goodbye to last week.

The 'Dirrrty' singer posted an emotional tribute to her 17-year-old pet on Instagram, calling the dog her "roadie through the tours...breakups...life’s many ups and downs...my 1st baby before I had any babies" and revealing that she had to make the 'hard decision' to put him down.

Watch it below: