Miley Cyrus Welcomes New Puppy Emu Into Her Life, Says He's 'Here To Stay'

06/29/2014 01:42 pm ET | Updated Jun 30, 2014

Miley Cyrus has a new love in her life -- and he's utterly adorable.

"I welcomed Emu Coyne Cyrus into the family a couple days ago," the "Wrecking Ball" singer wrote Saturday in a caption that accompanied this precious Instagram snap. "Been keepin him a secret cause sometimes I'm weird like that."

In April, Cyrus mourned the loss of her beloved dog Floyd, who died while she was on tour. She said at the time she was "broken" following his death. "This is unbearable. What am I gonna do without him?"

The singer said Saturday that it's "taken some time" for her to be ready to welcome a new furry friend into her heart.

"Never will I replace Floyd and that's something I had to take time to understand," she wrote on Instagram. "I prayed to Floyd to just give [Emu] a touch of his awesomeness and he has."

This is the second dog that Cyrus has welcomed into her life since Floyd's passing. The first pooch -- a puppy named Moonie who was gifted to her by her mom shortly after Floyd's death -- was given away by the 21-year-old singer, who said in April that she just didn't know if she was "ready to love again."

Her new puppy Emu, however, is "here to stay," Cyrus promised her fans Saturday.

"I feel like this is a new beginning in so many ways," she said on Instagram.

Cyrus is also the proud owner of a number of other pups, including Bean, a chihuahua mix, and Happy, a Rottweiler-beagle mix.

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