Hello everyone,

     I know it's been a long time since I have posted anything and this is one post I wish I didn't have to do.  My heart is broken as my long time little partner passed away on Monday the 29th.  We had 10 years and 9 months of love, laughter, travels,snuggles,FRAPing, water fights, snowball fights, snow angels, and warm nights in front of the fire.  I will be forever thankful that God blessed us with those 10 years and 9 months of good health.  It wasn't until July 20th when he quit eating that I knew something wasn't right.  So off to the vet we went.  The ex-ray showed a tumor that had grown in just the 2 months since he had his teeth cleaned in May.  The tumor had pushed all his vital organs up against his back bone.  There was nothing we could do, but take him home and make him comfortable.  He didn't know he was sick, he still played and rode in the PU everyday to the Post Office (one of his fav's)  He just kept on being Tucker until the 40th day after the diagnosis.  His breathing became labored and he slept a lot.  I spent Sunday on the floor next to him and on Monday we took our last ride in the PU.  I held him as he took his last breath, so peaceful and still so warm.  As I said my goodbye, and a little prayer, I realized my life was about to change.  No longer would I have an alarm clock, a door bell, a body guard, a dinner bell, a walking partner, a co-pilot, a co-worker, a storm watcher, a ball chaser, a tug a war partner, a swimming partner.  And when I returned to a very quite home, I knew I couldn't see him, but I could still feel he was there.  What a life we have shared together!  Until we meet again my friend, run your little legs off and bark as much as you want.  I miss and love you Tucker.

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I'm so very sorry for your loss. 

Thank you.

So sorry for your loss. Looks like you gave him fun his final days and I'm sure he enjoyed them!!!!!! I'm becoming more aware of the time I have with my oldest 2 Corgis and they are 11 and 14...one never knows!

Thank you Jane for your kind words.

Cindi

I'm so sorry for the loss of Tucker. He sounds so sweet! Noodles just turned 11 and I find myself making sure I cherish the moments I have with him. Hugs to you.

Thank you.  So glad I have more good memories to call on than bad.

Cindi

I'm so sorry. What a beautiful tribute to your friend.

Thank you Beth.

Cindi

I am so sorry you lost your best buddy. I lost mine this past spring and I still expect to see her when I first wake up and at other times that spark a memory. One thing that seemed to help me is knowing I never let her suffer for any reason. I have no doubt you gave Tucker a life anyone would kill to have and you stayed with him right to the very end. I got so much comfort from having no regrets about sending her off with all the love and comfort she was used to getting. Tucker was as lucky to have you as you were to have him. Sorry you have to go through this though.

Thank you Holly for your kind words.  And I am sorry for your loss also.  I know they are only here for a little while and how I wish it could have been longer.  No regrets.  Sending big HUGS to you.

Cindi

My heart breaks for you.  Prayers of peace and comfort. You two had a wonderful life together. I still see glimpses of Max laying in his favorite spots even tho he has been gone since December.  I know he is here with us and telling stories about him has begun to give me peace and I can laugh at the silly things he did.

Katie...his partner in crime...is 12.5 years old and I see her slowing down until she sees a rabbit or squirrel and then the old gal still has it. I don't know how much time we have left together but I cherish each day.

Thank you Linda.  And I am sorry for your loss also. 

Cindi

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