Wednesday, September 22, 2010

RIP Tucker

Just so you know- this is a sad post. So if you're not looking to read anything downing today, please skip this. 

    Early yesterday morning I found out that my neighbors dog escaped from his backyard and was hit by a car. He was found dead by his owner. I haven't been taking this news well, at all. I don't take losing any beloved pet easily..and I've had my fair share of losses. Three dogs I grew up with have passed away just in the last three years. They're all hard to swallow. But this has been nearly unbearable to even think about. This one stings. I find it unbelievable that someone can hit a dog and not stop. It should literally be a crime. How heartless? 
    His name was Tucker. A beautiful black lab. He was hardly a year old. He was Roxy's best backyard friend. They would run up and down the entire length of the fence playing. I cried from morning till night yesterday. It pains me so much. It's so so hard to go outside and not see him there, jumping on the fence, wagging his tail.  He was just a puppy.  And just like that-he's gone. Roxy goes outside and sits there- waiting for him to come play 'their game'... the one where she crouches like a ready-to-pounce tiger until he comes over to the fence then she playfully growls at him. I call her inside. I just can't bear it right now. I want him to be there just as much as she does. I thought he would be there for as long as we lived in our house. 
    Tucker's owner, our friend, is heartbroken. I seriously can't even imagine. I hugged Roxy tight yesterday and realized every day I have with her is precious...dogs live a short life as it is. I wish I could rewind the days to give him a treat and have his puppy teeth grip my sleeves. Or see them play once more.   

RIP Tucker-boy. You are very missed.

I debated posting but I needed to get this off my chest and write down my feelings. 
Thanks for understanding. 


Laura said...

Aww! Losing a pet (especially a dog) is always so hard. It's even worse when it's something like this. I'm sorry to hear it! :(

Allie said...

I am so sorry. Losing a pet is so hard, it is heartbreaking. Your friend and Tucker are in my thoughts.

amylou said...

Hi Jeska. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I'm so sorry for your friends loss. We just got a new puppy and I really can't imagine. This is so heartbreaking.

Jenn said...

That is so sad! I agree with you, I don't understand how people can be so heartless towards animals. They think that just bc they're not humans that it's ok to treat them different. I'm so sorry to hear about yours, Roxy's & your neighbor's loss :(

Jeska said...

Thank you all for your kind words.

Elizabeth said...

Awwww, this is so sad! Some people just don't understand that pets become family and your best friend. I can't believe this person didn't stop. My cat was run over by a car about 6 years ago and I still can't believe that person didn't stop. It's just so heartless. Sorry for the loss.

Anonymous said...

I heard about this also. Jeff is a good friend of mine. It's a shame, that pup wasn't even a year old yet :(

Brittany said...

I am so sorry to read this! I hope you and your neighbor are feeling better!

:( Did the driver of the car stop and find the owner?

I would be devistated if I hit someones pet, but I would do anything in my power to help find where he/she lived and apologize! Its the least someone could do!

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