Our house and home doesn't feel the same without our beauty. We go about our daily activities but there is a big empty space, not just where he used to lay, but in our hearts. We miss him so terribly much. I still cannot believe that I will not be able to see his bright eyes and his smile greeting me at the door anymore on this earth, but I know I will see him again. He loved me so much, and I miss him so much. Run and have fun my dear beauty, I love and miss you so much.
It's the least we could do for a dog who was the quintessential
perfect dog in our eyes. From day one, he never gave us any problems.
He was always obedient, loyal, loving and certainly courageous and
brave, likely the bravest dog I will ever know. But most of all, he
was a caretaker who had seen our family through so many trials and
tribulations. From a young puppy all Tucker ever wanted to do was run
like the wind, and that dog had more fun just running around in
circles than any dog I'd ever had. He loved to chase, be chased, and
most of all loved to fetch a ball over and over again. Well he tore
his cruciate at a year and a half, his crazy running days were over.
Being the cautious mom, I didn't want him to re-injure his leg, or God
forbid, injure the other leg which is always compromised after that
kind of surgery. So we'd let him run a little bit, here and there,
but no more full out sprinting unabashedly. But being the compliant
dog he was, Tucker accepted that rule, always sensing the fear in my
voice when I'd call for him to stop! So for the past 8 1/2 years
Tucker has not been able to do any carefree sprinting but I know he
always missed it and longed for the day he'd get to do it again. Today
at 5:15pm, Tucker got his wish. We said our goodbyes and helped him
pass over the rainbow bridge, releasing him to the heavens where I am
sure he is running and playing right now as I type. He has his little
green jolly ball in his mouth and is laughing his head off while he
runs, jumps and plays like he did as a puppy.
I know I shall never have another dog like him, and truthfully, I'm
okay with that. He was that one in a million dog and boy am I lucky
to have had him in my life for 10 years. He was magnificent and
majestic and together we were like peas and carrots, a comfortable,
dynamic pair. I never felt better and more confident in a competition
than when he was by my side. Oh God how I will miss my Beauty. His
presence in our lives was just so incredibly strong. Our home will
not be the same without him. Pup 'N Iron will not be the same without
him, but I am glad that he will be forever immortalized in all that
Pup 'N Iron is, from our logo, to all the little white hairs that will
linger within our walls forever.
I know I will shed many tears. Today my eyes are so swollen I don't
know how they will ever return to normal size, but along with the
tears I will cherish the memory of all that he was and celebrate the
magnificent, majestic dog that will live on in my heart.
To Tucker: I love you my beauty. I will miss you forever. I will
honor you for the rest of my life.
Run in peace: ARCHX U-CDX Tuckabee Ray of Light CDX RL3 CGC Delta
Society Pet Partner
We love our beauty. That's Tucker's nickname and he has earned it by being such a loving dog and a great ambassador for the Dalmatian breed. He is not doing well right now and we would really appreciate all prayers and positive thoughts from the dogster community. He has ruptured more discs in his neck (th 2nd time in 6 months) and right now he is completely paralyzed. Please pray for strength and healing.