April 5, 2012

Good-Bye My Gentle Giant

This morning you had your first breakfast in nine years without those yucky tasting pills.
You walked down the hill in the light sprinkle to do your business.
After you came in we cuddled for a few minutes before we had to help you in the truck.
The truck that you used to jump in and out of with ease.
That is where you and I said our final good-bye.

Tucker was our gentle giant.  He looked like a brute, but he had the biggest heart of any dog
I have ever known.  He loved anyone and everyone.  Tucker was not the smartest dog in the canine world, but he was the sweetest.

Tucker was the first of our three dogs that we introduced to Nugget when we came home.
To this day, Tucker was the only one of the three that Nugget would pet, play with, or ask about.

How I wish this picture wasn't so blury

As sad as I am today, I do know that Tucker is finally seizure free.  He no longer has trouble with his hips, and his other issues that have become worse over the last several months.

One of my all time pictures of Tucker.
I will never forget taking the boys outside the first winter we had them.  Boy!  They loved the snow.  They loved it so much they knocked me on my ass more than once pulling me down the hill.  
It's funny ~ now.

Bailey on the left ~ Tucker on the right.
We brought the boys home when they were ll weeks old.  
They have been best friends and worst enemies for the last 10 1/2 years.  
There have been bloody fights, but thankfully more there have been more play times.
Today Bailey seems a little unsure of what is going on.  He is usually not cuddly, but he wants lots of attention today, he will get all he needs.  This is going to be an adjustment for him, poor boy.

It helps me to think that Tucker has found Sadie and Miranda
 on the other side of that
He is running and finally he will have that happy grin on 
his face that has been missing for far too long.
I love and miss you, Tuck-Tuck.


  1. Oh my gosh, I a so sorry!! I had no idea. I feel so bad for sending you those puppy pictures earlier. I would not have sent those if I'd known about your sweet Tucker. Sending you hugs, my friend.

  2. This has been a sad year for our furbabies. I am so very sorry. Tucker was a beautiful pup and I'm happy he was lucky enough to be a part of your loving family. Big hugs on this sad day

  3. I am so, so sorry. :( He was such a beautiful boy. My sister lost her beloved dog/furbaby in December. Thinking of you and sending you hugs.

  4. It is TRULY like losing a member of your family. He was obviously loved. So sorry.

  5. Oh I am so so sorry. It hurts so very much.

  6. Oh sweetie! I'm so sorry! I know how much you love Tucker and what a special place he held in your family.

    ((hugs)) dear friend. Call me anytime. xoxo