“This is one of the most difficult, heartbroken moments our whole family has ever experienced. Our baby, Eveie was attacked in front of us yesterday by a coyote,” she began.
The 36-year-old went on to say the dog was “more than our dog, she was an old soul.”
“She’d look in your eyes and speak deeply into you without any words. Eddie, the boys and myself are left with such a hole in our family and in our hearts. She was our daughter, our boy’s best friend. We’ve taken turns crying and consoling for a day and a half now and it’s far from over,” she continued, referring to her husband Eddie Cibrian and his two sons Jake, 11, and Mason, 15.
“We were so blessed to have her stumble into our lives, to have LovEd her with every inch of our being and to have her LovE us back just the same. They’ll never be another Eveie, she was one of a kind. There will always be great LovE and gratitude in our hearts for the years we were blessed to care for her.”
“Eveie, I know you can hear us when we say ‘You were and always will be our angel. We LovE you beyond, beyond. Rest well and we’ll see you again when we ourselves leave this earth plane to join you in the vast field of consciousness,’” she ended the post.
The “sudden loss” caused the “How Do I Live” singer, who is currently on tour, to postpone three of her shows, she wrote on Twitter.
Fans on both Instagram and Twitter showed their support for Rimes and her family as they mourn.
“My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I’ll be sending you all love and peace throughout the day,” one person wrote on Instagram.
“Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry! This breaks my heart! Sending prayers to you and your family,” another added.
“We, your fans, always have you in our hearts and our love, for you and all your family,” a third said on Twitter.
Rimes responded on Twitter by saying she is “overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness.”
“I am honestly overwhelmed at the outpouring of kindness and LovE sent our way. Our hearts are so broken right now. We are grateful for your prayers and understanding.”