Monday morning, our amazing dog Tucker passed away when my mom made the brave and compassionate choice to put an end to her losing battle with lung cancer. For the twelve years Tucker was with us, she was probably the funniest, most caring, most courageous member of our family and the best dog any of us ever knew. But her difficulty breathing had become too dangerous and uncomfortable, and it was time to say goodbye.
I feel like it's the end of an era, like life won't be quite the same without this great animal. Those of you who have lost pets probably understand. But so far it's been easier than I expected to focus on the gratitude I feel for ever having her in the first place- I know not everyone is so lucky. If you are, give your good dog an extra big hug for me today.