I wish I could take the credit for picking Tucker out of the litter, but he picked me. There was at least one other boy Pug to choose from and I remember Tucker's personality being specifically what I was looking for in a puppy. My intentions were not to come home with him that day, I was only "shopping around" but I fell in love and the rest was history in August of 2006.
I just turned 22 when I got Tucker & he was only 10 weeks old when I brought him home; I could not have asked for a better dog. He was my best friend & there is nothing on this planet that compares to the amount of love a dog can bring into your life.
Thanks for 11 great years, I miss you very much.
His last week: This all came so quickly which could be a blessing for both of us. Tucker hadn't eaten for about a week and he usually has a great appetite & helped me finish all my meals.
I had friends over Saturday for the Mayweather/ McGregor fight and he was fine that night from what I remember but he didn't eat anything since that weekend and I started to get concerned Tuesday - Wednesday.
Thursday: I brought him in for blood work which showed elevated levels & then x-rays revealed some significant size masses and tumors in his abdomen.
Friday: He was refereed to a specialist and the ultrasound & biopsy indicated an aggressive stage of a Carcinoma cancer in the liver and spleen that was not treatable with limited to no response to chemo.
Devastating prognosis, but thank God for the clear readings, the advice from both Dr's was to spend the weekend with him and that's exactly what we did.
Saturday & Sunday: My friends Dan and Danielle were able to get him to take some medicine and eat a few treats when they came over on Saturday, I think he was showing off in-front of company because he didn't eat anything with me.
My Mom and Dad came over and we took him for a walk down town Plainfield. There were times he was himself, but for the most part he had little energy from not eating for a week. He would get up and greet people as they came over and he had moments where he was able to stand on his own & go up and down the stairs fine on his own.
Monday: Things slowed down on Monday and his body was shutting down. He had little to no mobility Monday but he didn't appear to be in any pain. He was the most comfortable laying on the cold tile in the bathroom or hardwood floors in the hall with a fan near him. We went to bed around 11pm Monday night without any issues & he slept fine through the night.
Tuesday: Tucker passed away at home peacefully around 7am Tuesday morning September 5th just a few hours before we were scheduled to go in to the vet. As difficult as it was he is gone I was glad it happened naturally at home and in his sleep. I miss you sweet boy.
Whenever I would do yard-work Tucker would be outside with me, or when I was building anything around the house he would always be right by my side.
Tucker was such a loyal dog, he was so curious, he often got so close to see what I was doing he would almost be in the way. He was a big part of all my projects, he didn't care if it wasn't perfect, he just liked being included.
Thank you Tucker for joining me on the job-site for 11 years.
Tucker had lots of Friends & Family.
I love you sweet Boy...
I am a young, go getter and I am very curious, a goal of mine is to learn something new every day.