Saturday, January 24, 2009

Tucker





My Dog Tucker.......

born September 22, 1999....died at noon today, January 24, 2009

As you can see...it looks like a large bandage around is belly but it actually was a diaper. Tucker had become totally incontinent and had to wear a diaper continuously. The duct tape that we had to use to keep the diaper on slowly pulled out all his belly hair. I hated to say good bye to him...after I took these pictures this morning he got up (I was sitting on the floor) and came right over to my face and tried to lick me. I took the chicken way out and left my hubby to take him to the vet.......I took off in the car and came back later when everything was done.

He was a good and loyal dog....many people feared him...he could be very intimidating...he was a large black Lab, who would throw himself at our front door when salesmen came by....but he was soft and gentle and let my grandchildren sit on him....I was never fearful when hubby had to go away on a trip because I knew Tucker wouldn't let anything come in the house. One time my nephew tried to come in the front door without knocking...well, in a flash Tucker was there and believe me, my nephew never ran so fast...but not before Tucker ripped his shirt.

Dear Tucker.....a loyal friend. I already miss you.

8 comments:

Rachel Anne said...

I am awfully sorry about Tucker. A dog becomes such a part of your life that they leave a big old hole when they leave. I know you will miss him.

Looks like it has been a hard week for you. I pray that you will find some rest and comfort in the coming days.

Kerri said...

Big hugs to you!!! I'm sorry about Tucker -- he sounds like he was a wonderful fur kid!

Quilt Hollow said...

Sorry to hear your Tucker passed on. A dog is a big part of family and I'm sure he will be missed.

J9 said...

I'm so sorry. I know you'll all miss him very much.

Amanda said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about Tucker. It's amazing the sort of relationship you can develop with your dog. I'm so sorry for your loss, and I hope the coming weeks are get a bit easier for you. *hugs*

College Station said...

My heart is breaking for you because I know exactly what you are going through by losing my dog after 13 years. It's been 3 years since she was gone and I still find myself wanting to give her a piece of ham everytime I cook it. That was her treat that I shared with her,sshhhhh! They definately become a family member and will always leave a huge hole in your heart when they are gone. HUGS!!!!

Erin said...

I'm sorry to hear about Tucker. It is hard to say good bye to a faithful friend.

Kara said...

I'm just catching up on Company Girls coffee...

I'm so sorry about your dog. :( Pets become so dear to us. Tucker sounds like he was a great dog and a special part of your family.