This sweet boy is Tucker, our 11 year old Labrador Retriever. This picture was taken on our last long walk with him. Unfortunately, his hips prevent such walks now, but we continue to cherish every moment he is with us.
For years, I struggled with writing a worthy poem or essay in his honor. Tucker has been a best friend to our children…even my oldest daughter’s Prom date. How can I possibly capture our love for him with mere words? I have reached the conclusion that I’m not ready to write about Tucker. Time and reflection will be necessary ingredients, so for now I continue to jot down memories in the hopes that someday I will finally be able to convey this gentle soul’s life.