Yesterday after returning from Utah Jeremy, Riley and Lorenzo came home and let the dogs out. After a few min. piper came back but tink did not. Liam and I were on a separate flight and I had called to find out if they made it home ok. When I called, Riley told me they could not find tink and that Jeremy was out Looking for her. I got Liam a drink and then we boarded the plane. Right before I had to turn my phone off I texted Jeremy to see if they had found Tink. His reply back was " she drowned". Liam saw the text and we both spent the next 2 1/2 hr flight home crying.
I guess tink wandered into our neighbors yard and fell into their pool. The neighbor came over and got Jeremy as soon as she found her. We are not sure why she went over into the their yard or how she fell in the pool. The best we could come up with is that she may have been sick or disoriented due to an eye infection or maybe even lost her vision and stumbled into the pool. Needless to say we are all devastated.
Riley got Tink for Christmas in 2002, the year Lorenzo was born. She has been with us through 4 moves and has been the kids best friend. Riley used to have major anxiety about something happening to Tink and it has been especially hard on him. He was up until 2:00am last night just sobbing. It was heart breaking.
Even though tink drove me nuts, and I think she found joy in torturing me, I am so shocked and saddened that she is gone. I keep thinking that I did not say goodbye or that she may have been sick and I was not here to help her. Jeremy and Riley buried her underneath our hammock trees and Riley was so strong. He wrapped her in a soft towel and said goodbye before he helped Jeremy bury her. I don't know why, but it really bothers me that she is in the back yard. I have been struggling with this. Part of me feels like I need to go get her or that she was just asleep as that was how Jeremy described her when he placed her down to rest. I am hoping that time will help me to get over it, as of right now I can't go out in the back yard.
Tinkerbell, we thought you had 9 lives. You survived being dropped on your head in HI by a neighbor kid. Falling over 10 feet from our tree house when again, a neighbor kicked you off. You have had trouble walking, still managed to eat even though you lost most of your teeth in the tree house incident. I just never thought you would leave us. We will miss you!!!
Thursday, January 3, 2013