Mr. Tucker came to live with us after a tragic situation left his family unable to care for him. A new pet in an already full house can prove to be a challenge but not with Mr. Tucker. From the start he was a gentle giant to all he met; dogs, cats, guinea pigs, children, neighbors…everybody loved Mr. Tucker, and he loved everybody back! He aged gracefully over the years and at age 12 he finally started to show us that his time with us would not last forever (we really wanted him to be the forever dog). Even as he got sicker he remained patient and dignified and always had his great big heart greeting us! After a recent evening walk, Mr. Tucker came home unable to use his back leg…it was diagnosed the next day as advanced stage bone cancer. He could no longer physically greet us and we could see it in his eyes that he was in a great deal of pain and his dignity was challenged. It was time to let him go and were able to say goodbye in his favorite corner of the garden on a beautiful summer morning. We miss his “largeness” and his barking and howling…his large food bill and everything that comes with a really large dog! But mostly we miss his sweet face and his unconditional love. He was the kindest dog we have ever had the honor of caring for.
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