Leann Rimes had a difficult start to her weekend because she watched as her beloved dog was fatally mauled by a coyote.
The singer shared a touching tribute announcing Eveie’s passing on Friday, just one day after the attack saying, “Our baby, Eveie was attacked in front of us yesterday by a coyote. This is one of the most difficult, heartbroken moments our whole family has ever experienced.”
Sharing several photos of their small Chihuahua, including one with husband Eddie Cibrain , Rimes adds, “She was so much 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.”
She later shared a short video thanking fans and family for their support. With tears in her eyes, Rimes said, “If any good thing has come out of this situation it’s we really know how much we’re loved and we’re so grateful.”
Due to Eveie’s sudden death, Rimes also rescheduled three of her shows — she’s currently on tour for her Hallmark movie, “It’s Christmas Eve.”