Tinkerbell the Chorkie
A little pixie dust, a kind stranger, and an AKC Reunite microchip is all Tinkerbell needed to find her way back home.
Named for her petite size, Tinkerbell, the seven pound Chorkie (Chihuahua/Yorkie mix), is a well behaved dog that never wanders. But last month, Tink suddenly lost her eye-sight and has since struggled with understanding directions.
“She spends a lot of time bumping into walls and walking in circles,” said Wanda, Tinkerbell’s owner. “She has gotten lost in the bedroom and in the garage and has [even] walked off into the woods a few times.” Despite her eyesight, Wanda, was surprised to hear that Tinkerbell somehow wandered so far away from home, completely blind.
“We have 16 acres of woods…no [close] neighbors, no fence, and our dogs have a doggie door that they use to go in and out at their leisure,” said Wanda. “Our [dog] sitter brings her two little dogs with her when she comes to stay and they do not use the doggie door, so she let all 4 [dogs] out the front door for their morning business.”
But when the sitter went to let the dogs in, Tinkerbell wasn’t there.
Tinkerbell somehow wandered 1200 feet down the hill and onto the road! Thankfully a kind stranger — who happened to work at a vet clinic — picked her up and took her to get scanned for a microchip. The good Samaritan was able to take Tink back to the address on her microchip and drop her off safe and sound!
“It is unbelievable to me that she could have wandered through the woods that far to be found on the main road,” said Wanda. “These microchips are amazing. We have three rescued feral cats that are chipped as well as another dog who is afraid of fireworks and she took off once, [and] was picked up and returned to us through her microchip! We will never have a pet without one. We are so thankful for AKC Reunite’s service!”