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.
Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you. You gave him a good life, and you gave him a good end of life. It probably doesn't make it any easier now, but maybe in time..../hugs.
Thank you Susan for your kind words.
I'm so sorry - what a beautiful tribute to such a wonderful companion.
Thank you, it was very hard to write, but I felt I needed to.
What a beautiful tribute - it made my heart ache.
Thank you. Very hard to write and one I really never wanted to. I miss him so.
Thank you for your kind words.
So sorry to hear this, our Brodie turned 20 this year, so we are thankful for every day that he continues to be healthy and happy even as we see him slowing down. He was so fortunate to have you comforting him during that time and making his last days very special. Hugs to all of you.
Thank you. And how wonderful to have your Brodie for so long.
I am so sorry for your loss! RIP, little Tucker :(