Thursday, March 15, 2007
He was the most affectionate dog we have ever known. He was most happy when he was with other dogs. He loved to catch a frisbee. And dinghy rides. And being near people. And he was such an integral and important part of our lives.
Cancer took Tucker today. We never really got to say goodbye. It wouldn't have been fair to allow him to come out of surgery - he wouldn't have lived past the recovery. There were no signs and symptoms until it was too late. He had the very best of care available anywhere. We've searched for some type of answer. There just isn't one.
We don't know what we're going to do. We can't move the boat right now. We just need to swing around the mooring we're on until we can somehow pick up and move on.
Karen & Jeff
Today was a difficult day for me, but I was fortunate enough to meet two wonderful people and a pup named Tucker.
There really is a "one of a kind dog"
I met one today.
I have printed a photo of Tucker from this page, and it will always be hung in an exam room in my practice to remind me and my staff why we do what we do.
Dr George Jutras
In the few videos of Tucker that you shared it was so obvious that he was a boy chock full of doggy happiness. He was delighted to be sharing the boating and the beaches, the frisbee and the dolphins, as I know you were delighted to be sharing with him. That was the gift, from each of you to the other.
My heart goes out to you both in this tremendous loss.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Just the other day he seemed so eager.
Thank you Dr. Jutras for doing what you could.
Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The loss of someone as special as Tucker will be hard to get over. He will live in our hearts forever.
Rich and Karen Lee
We'll put Dr. Jutras' name in our contact book just in case... Bless him for his loving kindness.
Hang in there - and take your time deciding what to do. It'll get clearer in time.
Love and hugs,
Bob VanDeGejuchte and Stephanie Wakelin
Bill and Patricia
M/V Travis McGee
Love Susie David & Skip
I think the reason dogs and cats have shorter lives than we do is because there are so many of them that need good a home like you provided for Tucker. We thought having 3 cats at the same time would soften the blow when we lost one. It didn't but there are still 3 cats as somehow a new one always showed up with that love me expression.
It sure looks like he took over your life, guess he recognized a good deal when he was a young pup.
Just wanted to send our condolences and let you know that we are thinking of you in your loss. Your lives will feel empty for a while.....and no dog....no person....no one.....will be able to fill that place. And no one should. Tucker can never be replaced, but he can be remembered and celebrated by doing the things he loved best. What was it you said...swimming....seeing old cruising friends....shucking coconuts.....
Celebrate your wonderful companion....miss him in the worst way......and believe......as long as you remember him, he is with you. Perhaps you may even hear that special "dolphin yip" in your wake the next time you encounter dolphins and have to move to the stern to see the dolphins swimming to Tucker's call. You are so lucky to have enjoyed him in this short period us people call "life". He was truly fortunate to have you guys, too.....
Kathy & John Youngblood
m/v Mystic Moon