Photo Comments Age: 18 Years Sex: Male
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July 24th 1997
Junior loved it when my grandson came to stay at my house
Junior did not like to be left alone
Anything he could tear apart
Our yard, we have 3.6 acres, more than enough to walk around.
He could catch balls, fetch, and sit up also several others
Junior was a rescue dog. I was working at a CPA firm and I would always talk about wanting a JRT. One day the secretary told me about Junior. His breeder had to have surgery on his hip when he was a puppy, so he thought he could not sell him.
So he left him out in a kennel run all day and never gave him any affection. My friend already had a JRT, so she told him to let her take him. Well they did not get along. So she asked me if I wanted him and I said YES. He was 8 months old when she brought him to work to give him to me. I loved how handsome he was, but would have taken him anyway. I put him in my car to take him home, and I was a little Leary about adopting an eight month old dog. I had 3 other dogs, 2 GSDs and a Yorkie, I was concerned how he would fit in. I came into my house in Key West and it was like he knew he was home. He jumped on my bed and we played. All of the other dogs accepted him without reservation.
Junior was so happy to have a family to love him, he was never hyper, just a sweetheart. The first night home he had to sleep right next to me making sure he could touch me. My Yorkie also slept in bed with me, but he didn't mind having another friend. When we moved to West Florida in 2004, he was so happy to have 3.6 acres to run and chase squirrels and birds.
In August of 2005, I notice that he had a bad rash under his right front leg. Well, I tried everything I could to heal it, but it kept coming back. I took him to the vet, who did a biopsy and it turned out that he had cancer all through him. The vet said that there was nothing to be done. I cried and cried. I called my daughter who is still living in Key West and is my best friend. She asked my grandson if he wanted to come see Junior before he went to heaven. My grandson said no, he wanted to remember his June Bug the way he had been. I had to put him down and it was so very hard. I held him in my lap and my husband of 38 yrs came with me. The vet first gave him a shot to calm him down and it did. My husband and I got to tell him how much we loved him and said our goodbyes. Then the vet came in with THE SHOT. He was gone in a matter of minutes.
I will alway remember him and I know her has gone to The Rainbow Bridge. We will be together again.
To err is human, to forgive canine.
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Search Dogster Google the web In Loving Memory Tucker Bunns
Pembroke Welsh Corgi [See My DogsterPlus Photo Book]
"Bridge Pup of the Week"
Home:North Highlands, CA [I have a diary!]
Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
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"A heavenly message from Tucker during his balloon launch"
"Please make me wings."
"My beautiful boy....Rest in peace my angel"
"Our beautiful angle...We miss you so much!!!!!"
"6 month Rainbow Bridge balloons"
"I love you Tucker Bunns"
"One of Tucker's memorials"
"Tucker's memorial garden"
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Bunny Bunns, Tucky Pup
Energy sleepy energetic
Intelligence silly genius
Friendliness aggressive affectionate
Playfulness not playful very playful
Disposition anxious calm
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Going to the doggie park
Not getting to go bye bye
Any toy with a sqeaker in it
Around the block
High (really low) five
I had to tell my husband that my mom was buying Tucker for us. After he fell in love with him I told him the truth.
It is with great sorrow that at 3:17 am on January 31, 2007 that we had to say goodbye to our beautiful boy. We will never know what was the cause of his illness but he fought a tough fight. When I was told that he was in great pain I had to make the ultimate sacrifice and send my beloved friend to the Rainbow Bridge. We love you Tucker Bunns. Thank you for giving us so many wonderful memories. Thank you for blessing us with a little over 6 years with your funny antics and beautiful smile. Go rest high on that mountain, son your work on earth is done. Til we meet again. I love you with all my heart. Your mommy
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â™¥A TEAMâ™¥, Club Corgi, Rainbow Bridge Angel Babies, The Rainbow Bridge, West Coast Corgis, ~*ChEf TuCkEr'S cAfE*~
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Help Give these Bridge Dogs Their Wings *Round 2*
We knew little that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone; For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, Your love is still our guide; And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.
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My beloved Tucker Bunns I love you and miss you so very much.
My Tail of Devotion to my beloved Tucker Bunns:
July 30th 2007 8:26 pm [link to this entry]
My dearest Tucker Bunns I love you and miss you so much. Tomorrow the 31st will be 6 months since you left so I decided it was time to post my Tail of Devotion to you.
I remember back when I became your mommy. My mom was looking for a new corgi but couldnâ€™t find any in the Fresno, CA area. So I did what I do best and started searching the Internet to see if I could find a breeder near where we lived in North Highlands, CA. I found an ad for Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies in Newcastle, CA which is only about 30 minutes from were we live. My mom wanted a little girl corgi and so did I. We had our puppies all picked out and were just waiting for the day we could take them home. Then one day the breeder called to say that she was sorry that the puppy that I had picked out I couldnâ€™t have. She said she was giving her to a lady she knew that just lost just her corgi after it got hit by a car. I begged and pleaded with her not to give my puppy away to this other lady but she just said she was sorry. After many phone calls with me crying to both her and her husband she finally said, â€œWell I do have one male left if you are interestedâ€. I said yes I wanted him. I didnâ€™t care what he looked like, I just wanted him. That puppy turned out to be you Tucker. You were named after Tucker the corgi in the Disney movie called Murder She Purred. At the time your daddy wasnâ€™t too happy about getting a puppy and he didnâ€™t want to spend $500 for one at that. So I had borrowed the $500 from my mom to buy you and told your daddy that my mom had bought you for us. Soon you had your daddy wrapped around your little puppy paw. He decided that you needed a little playmate. I finally told him that we had actually bought you not my mom. Your daddy said if he didnâ€™t love you so much he would have been mad. So next we got your sister Miss Murphy. You two had so much fun playing together. I took you both everywhere with me. You were the smartest puppy I had ever seen. You learned how to sit, lay, shake hands, roll over, give high fives, and dance so cute for a treat in such a short length of time. I was really impressed. You werenâ€™t ever considered a little corgi. At 40 lbs I called you my â€œhe-manâ€ corgi. You had the most beautiful eyes. You loved to be tickled and would bark like you were laughing. You had the cutest little â€œTucker Toesâ€. I always loved teasing you about them and trying to get them while you would bark at me and try to bite my hand. If you ever accidentally bit me youâ€™d be immediately right up in my face telling me you were sorry. You loved playing with your nummy ball. It was so funny how you would carry it into the other room and then throw it against the wall to try and get the nummies to fall out. You looked like that dog on funnies home videos that was pushing a rock while you were pushing your nummy ball all over the house. I use to love watching try to scratch your bit bunny butt by spinning around in circles while I would sing to you, â€œHere we go â€˜round the mulberry bushâ€. You then look at me like shut up mommy, itâ€™s not funny. You loved riding in the corgi mobile. You always had to have â€œshot gunâ€. Even when weâ€™d all drive down to grandmaâ€™s house for Christmas with daddy in the corgi mobile you would start whining until daddy let you have your â€œshot gunâ€ seat back. While at grandmaâ€™s house if I had to go outside for anything you would sit at grandmaâ€™s back door barking and yipping until I came back into the house. You were so afraid that I was going to leave without you. Youâ€™re favorite place to go was the doggie park. Iâ€™d tell you on a Friday night that we were going to the doggie park the next day and youâ€™d start barking and barking then following me all over the place. Iâ€™d then have to tell you that first you have to go to sleep and then when you wake up in the morning weâ€™d go to the doggie park. So youâ€™d calm down and not think about it anymore until the next morning. Then youâ€™d be stuck to me like glue until we went to the doggie park. Youâ€™d bark the whole way there. People whoâ€™d pull up next to the corgi mobile would start laughing at all the noise you were making so Iâ€™d have to tell them that you were excited about going to the doggie park. As soon as we got within a block of the doggie park youâ€™d put your stubby little leggies up on the dash board and look out the windshield so you could see where we were going. I had so much fun watching you run and play at the doggie park. It was especially fun to watch you run with the greyhounds. Youâ€™re little leggies looked like a blur as you ran as fast as you could. Youâ€™d always let me know when you were ready to go home. Boy you sure did hate the mailman. Anytime you heard the word mailman youâ€™d go crazy barking. Then Iâ€™d open the front door and you and all your brothers and sisters would race out barking and yipping and tripping over each other to try and get to the fence so you could get that mailman. No matter how much we tried to get you to accept the mailman you just wouldnâ€™t. You use to love to lie outside on the cement and just watch everything that was going on outside. It was funny to watch you when it was raining outside and you had to go potty. Youâ€™d squint your eyes, run out and pee really fast and then run back to the house so you could be let in the house. You really hated getting your feet wet. Iâ€™d have to tell you to get into the doggie pool to get your feet wet when it was really hot outside. Youâ€™d slowly put one paw at a time in, walk once around the pool and then get out. Then youâ€™d look at me like OK now my feet are wet, are you happy? Youâ€™re most favorite treat was your piggy ears. Boy youâ€™d crunch and crunch that piggy ear all up and have it finished in like 5 minutes. Then youâ€™d start rolling around on the ground making all kinds of cute grunts and noises and rub your nose on the carpet. I could tell that you really enjoyed that piggy ear.
Youâ€™ve been gone 6 whole months now. I still canâ€™t believe itâ€™s true. My Tucker Bunns is at the Rainbow Bridge. I am so sorry that I couldnâ€™t keep my promise to you that I would never let anything happen to you. I tried so hard to save you baby. I prayed like I have never prayed before in my life. When the doctor called at 2am to tell me you were going down hill fast. She asked me if I wanted them to try and save you if your heart stopped. The first word out of my mouth was YES! But after I hung up and I started thinking about whether or not you were in pain. I called the doctor back and asked her if you were in pain. She said, â€œTo be honest, yes he isâ€. I told her I was on my way. That was the longest loneliest drive I have ever made in my life. I was crying so hard and shaking so bad. The doctors had to carry you in on a blanket because you were so weak. I just laid on the floor holding you and listening to your heart beating. At one point you tried so hard to get up and looked me in the eyes. I knew that was your way of telling me that you had to go. I couldnâ€™t be selfish and ask you to stay with me when you were in such pain so I made the ultimate sacrifice and let you go. Signing that piece of paper was the most horrible thing Iâ€™ve ever had to do. You were my boy and I didnâ€™t want to live without you. But I had to do what was best for you. You left for the bridge at 3:17 a.m. on January 31, 2007. I laid with you a little while longer. The doctors asked me if I wanted them to have you cremated there. I told them no. I had promised you one last ride in the corgi mobile. We made that long drive home. Daddy brought you into the house and laid you on the guest bed. Your brothers and sisters came in and smelled you and gave you kisses as if saying goodbye. It was 5 a.m. and your regular vet didnâ€™t open for another 3 hours. I laid there in that bed and held you for those 3 hours. It seemed those 3 hours went by so very fast. Before I took you for another ride in the corgi mobile to your vetâ€™s office I cut off some of your fur so that Iâ€™d always have a part of you with me. You went there as a 43 lb. beautiful corgi boy and came back in a large cedar box. Your ashes currently sit on the fireplace mantel along with poems, mementos, and tributes to you. I made you a memorial garden in the front yard under the tree. Itâ€™s very beautiful. Grandma sent you a lot of different memorials. My favorite is the one that says, â€œYou left and forgot to tell my heart how to live without youâ€. There is not a day or night that goes by that I do not think of you. I have your picture taped to the back of the corgi mobile. I have another picture of you pinned to the passenger seat of the corgi mobile so that you are always riding shotgun with me. I have a picture of you attached to my work ID so that you are with me at work.
A wonderful lady named Michelle who lives in Virginia offered me one of her corgi puppies to help in my grief. I was afraid to get another corgi so soon after you left because I didnâ€™t want to disrespect you. I was assured by our Club Corgi friends that I wouldnâ€™t be disrespecting you. They said I would be honoring you with a living tribute. So Taho came to live with us about 2 or 3 weeks after you left. As soon as I picked him up at the airport and headed home with him he decided to christen the corgi mobile by taking a big stinky poop. Iâ€™m sure you were laughing your head off when he did that. The only thing that Taho has in common with you is his toes. He has small little toes like you did. I try tickling him but he doesnâ€™t laugh (bark) the way you use to. But when I am thinking of you and start crying he snuggles up close to me and kisses the tears from my face. I give him hugs and kisses and ask him to give them to you when he sees you in his dreams. His official AKC name is Tavish Tahoma ILMO Tucker Bunns. In Hindu Indian â€œTavishâ€ means â€œHeavenâ€, â€œTahomaâ€ means â€œSweet Personalityâ€, ILMO stands for â€œIn Loving Memory Ofâ€, then of course your name Tucker Bunns. Taho is a real character he loves chasing his laser light. Even when Iâ€™m crying my eyes out for you Taho can make me smile through my tears. Tucker there will never ever be another corgi like you. You were the most beautiful corgi I have ever seen in my life. Your brothers and sisters are beautiful but there was just something about you that I canâ€™t explain. I am looking forward to the day that I can meet you at the Rainbow Bridge and get your special Tucker hug and your wonderful kisses. Until then my sweet angel you take care of all the new little angels that head up your way. It really helps their families know that you are there waiting for their beloved babies. I will never forget you Tucker Bunns. I will love you forever.
I've been tagged by my earth friend Kaley
June 11th 2007 9:53 pm [link to this entry]
The Kaley Corgi tagged me!
Here are the rules of the game!
Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Dogs who are tagged, need to post in their diary the rules & their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 dogs to tag and list their names. Donâ€™t forget to bark them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your Diary.
All about me, the famous Tucker Bunns from the Rainbow Bridge:
1. I use to laugh (bark) when mommy would tickle my tummy.
2. I loved chasing my nummy ball all ove the house. When it got stuck in the corner I would pick it up and throw it up in the air and start chasing it again.
3. I loved riding shot gun in the corgi moble and would whine until daddy got out of my shotgun seat.
4. I use to love to go to the doggie park.
5. I loved piggie ears.
6. I use to dance around in circles on two legs for a treat.
7. I loved any toy with a squeaky in it.
1. Lucy In The Sky
3. Granny's Prissy Angel
4. Onycha Harley
Tucker Bunny Bunns
May 4th 2007 11:06 am [link to this entry]
It's now been 3 whole months since you took your trip to the bridge. I still cry for you everyday baby. I miss you so very much. You were my boy. How do you like your new wings? Lucy's mommy from the A Team made them for you. I think you look very handsome in them. Taho is doing a good job taking care of mommy. Everytime I start crying for you Taho will jump up on the bed and get into my face as if to say it's OK mommy I'm here in the flesh for you to remember Tucker Bunns by. Nothing and no one will ever be able to replace you. You were the most perfect specimen of a corgi that I have ever seen. I'm still waiting for you to come and visit mommy in my dreams. Please at least just visit me once so I know you're OK. You're always in my heart and on my mind. Please take care of all the new doggies and kitties that are coming to the bridge. Some were also taken before their time do to idiots in China trying to make a buck at animals expenses. Also take care of Sacramento's baby Trevor who died of lukemia the other day.
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