I’m not sure where to start, because this is a really sad for me. Our sweet Tucker dog has cancer and his days left with us are very limited due to the aggressive nature of the cancer he has. This is by far one of the most difficult things I’ve ever dealt with. My heart is heavy with sadness but I know that there will be plenty of time to be sad once he’s gone so at this point I’m trying to focus on making the days he has left happy and filled with just as much love and joy as he is.
The weather this weekend was a blessing, there is no other way to say it. We got the news on Friday. On Saturday we had a few obligations to take care of. (One of which was attending a fabulous open house for my friend Olivia’s aromatherapy products, Sweet Earth Essentials. Check out her website, her products are fabulous!) We hoped that the beautiful weather would hold over until Sunday, and it did.
It was windy, so we bundled up in our purple ensembles (Big, AMAZING Ravens game later that day! Hubby, a Broncos fan, even put on a purple shirt for the occasion.) and we headed to Ellicott City to one of Tucker’s favorite parks: Centennial Lake. (Where nearly everyone else was also donning their purple pride!) On the way we stopped by Potbelly’s for some sandwiches to take along with us. We had our lunch on a picnic table while Mr. Tucker took in all of the sights and smells and sounds. (And growled at a few other dogs.) Afterwards, we walked along the path by the lake until we got to our favorite bench, a place Tucker and I used to go regularly to “rest and reflect” when we lived closer to the park. We watched the geese and talked about some of our favorite family times before heading back home. It was bittersweet, but I’m thankful for every day that we have left with him.
Please keep my sweet boy in your thoughts and prayers that the days he has left are happy and comfortable.