Friday, July 18, 2014

Tucker, July 4, 1998-July 18, 2014

Tucker took a turn for the worse tonight, so we had a mobile vet come to the house to end his suffering. At about 10:25 p.m., he quietly slipped away.

Run free, Tucker boy. . .

46 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

My heart aches for you both. Tucker was a Cat in a Million, and we will miss him fiercely. Godspeed, sweet boy.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Tucker, you were loved by so many, and we are all so sorry you had to leave us now, none so much as your mom and dad. Fly free sweet boy and stop by for visits from time to time.

Eileen said...

I'm so sorry. Tucker was so obviously loved, and loved you in return. He will be missed by all.

Lily said...

We're so sorry. Our Mommy always loved watching Tucker's gift video where he was caught trying to open the gift. We know he will be missed immensely. Hugs and purrs to you guys. -Lily, Jan and their Mommy

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I'm so sorry... I so did not want to see this news. Purrs to you - Tucker was a very special cat, but you are special humans too, for caring for him so well and always doing everything possible for him... and more.

Vanessa Morgan said...

So sorry to hear about your sweet Tucker. I'm sure he's last moments were happy ones. Hugs.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, no, Rene, I'm so sorry. This is the post I've been dreading. I'm so glad you had the option of a mobile vet, though -- I think that would have been easier on Tucker.

I know your heart, and Jim's too, is broken, and I know there's nothing I can write that will help. I've posted a paraphrased quote before, that all the holes in our hearts are to let the Light shine through...What else is there to say? Tucker was loved beyond words, and always will be.

Wishing you peace, sending purrs and hugs.

Kim, Nicki and Derry

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you at this sad time. We would say that more than 16 years is pretty good, but it is never long enough no matter how many years.

Lovable Lily said...

We are so sorry to hear about your sweet Tucker. Run free Tucker ♡

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Katie Isabella said...

I am so sorry for your loss of precious little Tucker.
Purrs of comfort and loving throughs to you both. It is a heart wrenching time. Please accept my condolences.

Marg said...

Oh Rene, we are so so sorry. Just know that he knew how loved he was and had such a good life with you. We have tears running down right now. He was a great cat and we know how hard this is for you and your husband Rene. You sure are in our thoughts and prayers.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are beyond sad and heartbroken for your mom and dad. You were one of our best friends and will treasure and remember your friendship always. This is the saddest day of the year so far for us. RIP sweet Tucker. We can only imagine the crowd that met you at the Bridge. (((hugs)))

Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

Austin Towers said...

We are so sad to hear of the loss of Tucker. You have our heartfelt condolences. Hugs and purrs xox

The Church Cat Family said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We sincerely hope memories of your love and caring for him will help comfort you both.
Sweet Tucker. RIP xx

Brian said...

We are so very sorry to hear that dear Tucker had to leave. We all send you our purrs and lots of love and gentle hugs. Run free dear Tucker.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We're sorry your sweet Tucker has crossed the Bridge. He will be watching over you from there and if you catch sight of him from the corner of your eye he will have been home to check you are OK.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Old Kitty said...

Awww Rene. :-( I am so so so sorry. Sweet angel Tucker was such a beautiful lovely and amazing boy. What a shock. This is so so sad! :-(

Sending you and Jim and Sadie and Benny all the hugs and purrs and gentle meows from Charlie and Gumtree. Take care
x

Timmy Tomcat said...

Oh no! We are so sad and send purrs and prayers of support at this difficult time. Fly free and watch over us dear Tucker until that day we all meet again.
Timmy, Dad and Family

Honey P. Sunshine said...

we are so sorry your hansum boy had to go to the bridge

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Rene
I am so very very sorry that Tucker time with you drew to a close. I don't know what is worse, the unknowing phase, the in between, or the final goodbye. Your heart I well know aches more than you thought it could. I wish there was some magical thing any of us could say that would make it easier. But alas, there is not. I do believe that the amount of grief you'll feel is akin the amount of love you have, which is more that could ever be totaled. One thing I hope you will keep close to your heart. Tucker was loved, so loved for 16 years. He loved you that much in return. Hang onto to those memories. Our loved ones never truly leaves us. They live on in the kindness they showed,the comfort they shared,&the love they brought into our lives

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

So very sorry to hear that Tucker's time to go came so soon. You gave him one last gift in letting him go. Sending lots of comforting purrs to you in your loss.

Cats of Wildcat woods

Kitties Blue said...

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences as you grieve for Tucker. Sending you our purrs and prayers. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo (The Cat on My Head)

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I'm so so sorry for your loss. hugs and purrs from all of us.

JC said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

XO,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Mo and The Purries said...

Sending love & comforting purrs from all of us at Purrchance To Dream.

Greg_1948 said...

We are so sorry to hear that Tucker has passed on. We enjoyed following his adventures on your blog. Although we never met him in person, we will miss him also.

pilch92 said...

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy, Tucker. He will be waiting for you at the rainbow bridge.

MrsB said...

Just so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy.

Someone sent me this when I lost my Minnie:
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
AA Milne.

It won't make it any easier now, but it will down the road.

Amber DaWeenie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tucker. All the good memories he left with you will always be safe in your heart. Run young and pain free, sweet boy.

Random Felines said...

We are so very sad and heartbroken for all of you. Safe journey Tucker....you will be well met over the Bridge. Sending gentle purrs and kitty kisses

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that Tucker had to cross over. Many purrs and purrayers and hugs from us to you during this difficult time.

Luf, Us and Maw

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Oh, he was always your sweet baby boy, wasn't he. Well, actually, if you look inside your heart, he still is.
We will miss him a lot, as will lots of others.
He'll be waiting for you (and us) along with a lot of other loving animals Over the Rainbow Bridge. I hope he and brandi can meet.

Debra Taylor said...

so sorry to learn of losing Tucker - my heart goes out to you both

Debby in Arizona

http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com

Jans Funny Farm said...

Very sorry it was Tucker's time to leave for the bridge. He evidently brought a lot of happiness into your lives. It was thoughtful of you to give him a treat of something he'd have on his "bucket list" - an ear of corn. Hugs, purrs and tail wags of comfort.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

our sorrow for you is so great Rene...may the words of my favorite poetry comfort your heart a little...with tender love, Karla

When Great Trees Fall
Maya Angelou

When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.

When great trees fall
in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear.

When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly,
see with
a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
examines,
gnaws on kind words
unsaid,
promised walks
never taken.

Great souls die and
our reality, bound to
them, takes leave of us.
Our souls,
dependent upon their
nurture,
now shrink, wizened.
Our minds, formed
and informed by their
radiance,
fall away.
We are not so much maddened
as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
of dark, cold
caves.

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be and be better. For they existed.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

So sorry to hear that you had to say goodbye to Tucker...We are not sure if we have ever visited before, but we smiled to see him nibbling the corn and that he had some special time with you on the porch... Tucker will live in your hearts forever and would not want you to be sad, and soon, may you smile when you think of the happy times you shared...

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We are so sorry to hear that Tucker had to go so soon. He was a special boy, and we know that he will leave a big hole in your family and your hearts. Many purrs and hugs to you from all of us.

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Tucker. He had the sweetest family to watch out for him and love him. I never met the little guy but I had such a fondness for him through your stories.
Sending you purrs and thoughts now.
((hugs))

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear that Tucker has left this world. We know how special he was to you. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbutts.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Sending you hugs on this difficult day.

Madi and Mom said...

Run Free and Happy Tucker and be sure to find all your friends waiting over the bridge.
Hugs and purrs Madi

Madi and Mom said...

Run Free and Happy Tucker and be sure to find all your friends waiting over the bridge.
Hugs and purrs Madi

Caren Gittleman said...

Sending you my most heartfelt sympathy...we all loved Tucker and he will be greatly missed! xoxo

Jobi Harris said...

This is so sad and we send you lots of hugs and purrs. Such a loveable kitty, now at peace. He will always be with you in one way or another.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Oh Rene, I cannot tell you how very sorry we are that your sweet Tucker had to leave.
Sending you soft, gentle purrs of love and comfort....

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry that Tucker had to go to the Bridge. Thank you for loving him so much, and so well. Purrs and prayers to you all as you remember your special boy.

Triple kitties on the bed