Purple dinosaur Barney doll and road tour being held captive by Tripawds community member.
I wish this was a joke, but sadly it’s not. Barney and all his treasures have been at Tripawd Katy’s house since February 14 and despite our many desperate pleas to get him moving again, Katy’s mom Crystal, has not responded.
Katy, Please Send Barney On!
For two months, we have been very concerned that something awful had happened to Katy or her pack. We received no response to our emails, when we asked about the Barney box and we were very worried. Finally, on March 25 she did post this blog post, “Don’t Panic, Barney’s Fine!”
What a relief… but that was nearly a month ago. Katydid has now had Barney for almost two months, with no word on when he might be leaving or where he is going next.
Tripawds member kviz has offered to pay for shipping to get Barney back on Tour. We’ve also tried emailing, PMing Crystal and sending Facebook messages to her and her husband, Mike, but with no response we are becoming very concerned. Crystal is actively using Facebook and last logged in to Tripawds on April 8th so we know she’s online and has had the opportunity to see our messages.
We know life gets in the way of many things and Crystal is probably really busy. We get that. And if Barney somehow got destroyed by a dog, or lost in the mail, well, it would be tragic, but we get that too.
But what we don’t get is:
knowing how Barney was mine and has visited many members,
knowing how many Tripawds have bared their souls in the KillBarney Journal and left so many mementos in the box,
and knowing what it means to this entire community,
why would Katy be holding him for so long?
Please help us find out!
I hope this doesn’t sound mean. It’s just that this is the first time this has happened and that little purple beast means a lot to all of us. We just want him on the road again, no questions asked, and we won’t have any hard feelings.
Barney has been with me since I was a puppy.
And he was there with me during my last moments on earth.
And he has helped many other Tripawds during their last days too.
What Should We Do Next?
My only ideas so far are that we should all try sending Facebook messages to Crystal and her husband, Mike, as well as through Katy’s Tripawds User Account (“katydid”) until we get confirmation that Barney is on the road (along with a tracking number for the peace of mind we so desperately need right now). If anyone has a phone number for Crystal, please give her a call or send us a PM so we can.
Thank you for whatever you can do to help get the KillBarney Tour back on the road. There are many other Tripawds out there who could use some cheering up!