Monday, January 23, 2012

Missing my Shadow

My sweet little shadow, Tucker Bug, was put to sleep a week and a half ago. There hasn't been a day that has gone by that I haven't thought about him and missed him dearly. Tucker Bug has been in my life longer than my husband, my kids, and most of my friends. If you are not a dog person, it may not seem like much of a loss to you. In my heart, it was. My eleven-and-a-half year old guy weathered the ups and downs with me, both pre-marriage and post-marriage. He was the sweetest little fella.

In the past several months, he just wanted to be near me. He wanted to see me. He didn't want me out of his site. How endearing. He would lie in my office and stare lovingly at me as I worked. He would dance on the back of my heels as I walked. He would lie in the den staring into the kitchen at me as I cooked meals. He napped with me on the weekends. I was with him through thick and thin, and he was with me through mine. He was the dog with nine lives (those of you that have known me as long as I have had Tuck know I speak the truth).



I know it was his time to go, and I am thankful he is no longer suffering from kidney failure.
I just wish it didn't hurt my heart so damn much.


My sweet little guy, my forever friend, my cuddliest companion.














 Rest in peace, little man!
June 29, 2000 - January 10, 2012

7 comments:

Hales Family said...

I'm so sorry, Ashley! What a sweet little guy. It's so hard to lose a member of your family, including the furry ones. Long-distance hugs coming your way!

Cole said...

My heart breaks for you, Ashley! Letting go of a fur-kid is such a distinct form of pain.

I hope he's running free and telling all the other pups how much he loves his momma.

genderist said...

Love that last angel pic-- so sweet.

Mel said...

Awwww...Ashley! I am SO sorry for your loss of that precious little Tucker! *hugs* This post made me cry big, stinging tears!

We are in the last days with our beloved boy, Duke. He was diagnosed with an agressive type of bone cancer in early December and its progressing quickly.

May our sweet little fur babes run and play (PAIN FREE!)together in doggie heaven.

*hugs* as you mourn Tuker's loss.

Just Me. said...

oh no! i'm so late here but i'm so sorry!

big hugs.

ps sorry i haven't had the chance to reply to your email. been chaotic.

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