Aug 9, 2011

Life Goes On

Everyting seems so different in our house.
Mom and Dad are still so sad cause da Tucker isn't wit us anymore.  Me tries to tell Mom dat him is still here butt her can't see him.  Silly Mom.  Guess me jus' has to sit on hers lap more so her isn't so sad anymore.

Her didn't even have da flashy beast out dis week so me has no new fotos to shows ya'll.
{BIG SIGH}

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Ok, Mom, now you says HELLO to everyones...
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Ok, Amber, it is different around here without my "little guy" as I would call him following me everywhere I went.  But he is in my heart and he always will be.

A very special THANK YOU for all your wonderful, kind comments on our loss.  That helped us more than anything.  Just knowing we aren't alone to face our grief is more cherished that words can say.

THANK YOU, FRIENDS

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Since we haven't taken any pictures since Tucker left us, I would like to share something else with you.  A friend sent this to me last week after Tucker died, and it really made me stop and think about every word.  I hope that you can all relate to it in some way.

(By the way, this also applies to our feline friends)

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I Am Your Dog
I am your dog, and I have a little something I'd like
to whisper in your ear. I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have
to work, some have children to raise. It always seems like you are
running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly
grand things in life. Look down at me now, while you sit there at your
computer. See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours? They are slightly cloudy
now. That comes with age. The gray hairs are beginning to ring my soft
muzzle.

You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you
see in mine? Do you see a spirit? A soul inside, who loves you as no
other could in the world? A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior
wrong doing for just a simple moment of your time? That is all I ask. To
slow down, if even for a few minutes to be with me. So many times you
have been saddened by the words you read on that screen, of other of my kind,
passing. Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so suddenly
it wrenches your heart out of your throat. Sometimes, we age so slowly
before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the very end, when
we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes. Still the
love is always there, even when we must take that long sleep, to run free
in a distant land.

I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next
week. Someday you will shed the water from your eyes, that humans have when
deep grief fills their souls, and you will be angry at yourself that you
did not have just "One more day" with me. Because I love you so, your
sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me. We have NOW, together. So come, sit
down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes. What do you
see? If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to
heart. Come to me not as "alpha" or as "trainer" or even "Mom or Dad," come
to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one
another's eyes, and talk.

I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a
tennis ball, or I may tell you something profound about myself, or even life
in general. You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul
to share such things with. Someone very different from you, and here I am.
I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I
can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls. I do not think of
you as a "Dog on two feet" -- I know what you are. You are human, in all
your quirkiness, and I love you still.

Now, come sit with me, on the floor. Enter my world,
and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes. Look deep into my eyes,
and whisper to my ears. Speak with your heart, with your joy and I will
know your true self. We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very short.

--Love, (on behalf of canines everywhere)
Author Unknown

  

27 comments:

HoundDogMom said...

That is beautiful. Just remember one day at a time and hug the ones you have today. I swear I can hear my Tabby baying for me and it has been a year since she went to the bridge. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Isn't that just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Amber, please give your mom lots of extra loving and sloppy kisses - it is very tough to lose a loved furry and we all know how much that sweet Tucker boy was loved. It takes time to heal. Hugs to your Mom from all of us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Jazzi said...

Oh, that was so beautiful!! You miss Tucker and Tucker will always be in your hearts for you to remember!!

wags
Jazzi

Wyatt said...

We made a nice scrapbook of photos and trinkets, when our dear 'Leo' crossed the rainbow bridge. Now 3 years later, we still look at it and smile and remember what a great dog he was. He will always be with us and Tucker will always be with you.

Wyatt's Mom

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yes, life goes on, despite the tears and pain. We hope you will soon have more smiles than tears when you remember Tucker. He'll always live in your heart.

Old Kitty said...

Sweet Amber!! Yay for giving mum lots and lots of hugs and tail wags!! Me and Charlie love this poem very much - it's so sad and so so so so super sweet! Take care
x

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Mommy is crying her heart out now. This was so beautiful and it makes Mommy want to stay homem and cuddle withnus all day but shye'[s got to go to work.

Mommy understands. The pain of loss doesn't go away easy but oh the memories.

{{{huggies}}}....Mona & Weenie

Frankie Furter said...

Amber honey.. I could read this Last night butt could NOT comment, due to a storm in the area.
What a grrrreat post. I know your mom is sad. Maybe Tucker can leave her a little "sign" that will let her know that thingys are going to get better fur her.

Remington said...

Beth here -- tears a falling as I read this blog....it is so true....each time I have lost one of my dear friends it seems the next one gets even more attention....maybe that comes with age.... I only wish everyone would read this and give the love and attention to their dear friends....NOW! I know your heart is still aching....it takes time. I still my Samuel SO much and it has been four years....take care, my friend.

chancythegardner said...

What beautiful words. Just do what you need to do to get through this very sad time right now. Tucker will always be with you and watching over you.

Sweet Amber just keep giving your mom lots of love and attention and it will get all better with time. You will never not miss Tucker but the sadness will turn to sweet memories eventually.

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and nose kisses

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Amber and Mom....what an absolutely beautiful post....and it most certainly applies to every living being 2 legged and 4 legged.
Thank you for sharing.
Mom says each of the pets who have passed through her doors has taught her to be a better human.
Hugs and purrs,
Mom and Madi

Oskar said...

Oh my, that is so touching. We are so sorry for the loss of dear Tucker.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

FURKIDSMOM said...

That was beautiful. We're sitting here with leaky eyes.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Brian said...

That was beautiful. Many hugs and purrs from all of us.

Bobbi said...

(((((HUGS))))))

bichonpawz said...

It is with tears streaming down my face as I type this.....it is so very difficult. This brings me back to last year when I lost my Zippo. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chloe and LadyBug's mama....Jeanne

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Beautiful and so true. Please snuggle against your mom and lick her tears away, remind her that she will be reunited with handsome Tucker some day in the future when he greets her with wagging tail on the other side of the Bridge.

May we ask a favor? Can we have a favorite photo of Tucker to hang on our Tribute Wall at the 2MillionDogs Puppy Up New Mexico Walk Against Canine Cancer that momma is organizing? We would be honored to have Tucker's spirit walk alongside of us. You can contact momma at sehismith@aol.com. Thanks.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

I'm having leaky eyes here. that was beautiful. We continue to send you lots of purrrrrrs so you will feel better. Thanks for sharing the poem..

pawhugs to all of you, Max

The Heartbeats said...

Somehow Mamma missed this awful news. Probably cause she's been slack on the blogging this summer. However, we send our sincerest sympathies on your terrible loss.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Calhoun and the Heartbeats

Agnes B Bullock said...

What's Her Name was bawling her eyes out after reading this and then tortured us by huggin and kising us all day, when all we wanted to do was sleep! Wimmen!

Suka said...

hey Amber,

That poem is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I have to paw this because my human is crying. Very touching. She, too, has lost loved furry ones, and knows exactly how your mom and dad are feeling. We are so sad to read that they are still hurting so. Please know we send them healing thoughts as they work their way through their grief. It does get better in time, but you never forget. My human still has heartache over her lost dogs, even though a few have been gone for years and years. They always live in your Heart and in your memories.

Peace.

Suka

Jess and Glacier said...

I'm sorry for being so late in posting, but know that we were thinking of you and your family. That poem was beautiful. *hug*

Tucker The Crestie said...

Oh, wow, does that hit home ... why is it that we only seem to know how much someone truly means to us when they have gone beyond us, or our time with them is short. It's a lesson that the furred ones strive to teach us every day, one that we know instinctively that we need to learn, and that the furred ones are the best ones to teach it to us, and yet we never quite seem to get there. We are such inept pupils, and yet they never give up, never become short-tempered with us, never stop trying to teach that which we need so badly to learn.

If I stop and think just how great a gift it is to have these animals in my life, it would literally steal my breath. How much they give and how little they ask for in return. Which is maybe why we want to give them everything.

Lots of hugs to you in this difficult time.

Bailey Be Good! said...

Really beautiful and thought provoking. I shared it with my mommy. ;)

Hope your having a happy Friday.

Big woofs & hugs <3,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

euthymic said...

What a beautiful poem. I'm sorry to hear the sad news about Tucker. Hope you are holding up well. Take care:)

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Hello! Passing by to say Lots of Golden Thanks for your Barkday Wishes. I had a PAWSOME 10th Barkday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar


Just beautiful. Golden Thanks for sharing. Sending you guys Lots of Golden LOVE. Golden Woofs

Bailey Be Good! said...

Dropping by with some more woofs & hugs!! We're thinking of you!

Woofs & hugs <3,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)