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Tinkerbell Hilton, Paris's Beloved Purse Dog, Is Dead. RIP Tinkerbell!

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Tinkerbell Hilton, America’s favorite Chihuahua, has passed away at the age of 14. Tinkerbell is survived by her mother, Paris, who raised her as a single parent.


Paris’s eulogy for Tinkerbell, published on Instagram, reads as follows:

My heart is broken💔 I am so sad & devastated. 😖 After 14 amazing years together my baby Tinkerbell has passed away of old age. 😭 I feel like I’ve lost a member of my family. She was such a special & incredible soul. We went through so much together. I can’t believe she’s gone. I will miss her & think about her for the rest of my life. I love you Tinky, you are a Legend & will never be forgotten. 👑🐺👑 #RIPTinkerbell 🙏


Tinky is a legend. She has survived kidnapping attempts, Guess campaigns, a decade and a half of uncomfortable outfits, and Kathy Hilton’s withering glare. Although a revolving door of would-be father figures robbed Tinkerbell of the traditional family structure she craved, she ultimately came into her own as a strong-willed feminist dog who expected the best.


Yesterday, the world became a darker place. What is Los Angeles, without Tinkerbell? What is celebrity? But know this: Tinkerbell’s wise, googly bug-eyes will be watching over us from On High. Look up at the night sky, and you’ll see her—one quivering paw reaching out of a giant, celestial Birken bag, waving at the universe until the end of time.


Rest in peace, Tinkerbell.

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Erin Gloria Ryan

This post was originally scheduled to run at 10 am, but it unscheduled itself and reverted back to an old headline.

THEN, it said that Ellie had starred the post, which made the headline appear big on the front page. Ellie did not star the post.

THEN it reposted itself for 10 am, after I’d scheduled it to post at 10:20 after the first debacle.

Only explanation: this post is haunted by the ghost of Tinkerbell.