Wednesday, November 24, 2010

We are reaching the end of a Journey


It is getting close to time to say goodbye to a best friend. I can see it more each day. The heart and love is still so strong but his body is starting to let him down.
I have had so many wonderful dogs through my life and Tucker has been one of the best.
About 10 years we read an ad saying 2 weimaraners for sale $500. We went to look at them and they kept showing us the female. When they showed us Tuck, the woman said you can just have him (from $500 to free??? go figure). She said he a pretty dumb dog and kinda weird. (The funny part is that he fit in our family just fine.) So he was a little weird at first--such as riding in a car he would duck as we went under bridges, at home he didn't like stepping on a door threshold so he walk around, he ducked at ceiling fans, and has always got in the bathtub during storms (we call him Doppler Tucker). But our love grew quickly for him. Such a sweet boy. All he asks is to be where we are outside or in a back room. He watches at the window waiting for us to return. He became a companion, a babysitter
and a good listener (how many tears have fallen on him as he listens). Those eyes---you can look so deep in them.
So as I see the end drawing near, I have to thank my Heavenly Father for this gift He has given me. And Lord, among the heavenly gifts you have prepared for me, I hope you include a sweet friend watching for my arrival.

1 comment:

  1. I could barely read this post, my sweet Buster turned 11 on Friday and we see his face turning gray and more stiffness in his joints. I too thank God for his companionship in our lives. Have you heard this quote from Billy Graham? It always makes me smile...“God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there”. Tucker is just beautiful.

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