Sunday, August 14, 2011

Good Dog.


My sweet boy Tucker is gone. He was struck by a car and killed on Saturday morning. I went to find the post I'd written when he first arrived almost a year ago, but it looks like it got eaten in the great Blogger Erasure of 2011. Tucker was a challenge and a total joy. He came as a stray from Texas, covered in tick marks and underfed. He carried the streets with him in the way he ate—he would snarl at any dog who came too close to his food. But he had a carefree joy and and an incredible athleticism that was just astonishing. And he was such a snuggler! He'd recently started making nice with the cats, and Tess even let him on the bed with her just a couple days ago.




He was the Jimi Hendrix/Jim Morrison/Amy Winehouse of dogs. His drug was speed—literally. Live fast, die young. I miss him terribly.


13 comments:

PoleStar Jewelry - Handcrafted said...

sad to see this, I am sorry about your sweet doggie.

jennifer said...

So sorry Cassie! He's so beautiful.

Liz (made in lowell) said...

Heartbroken for you, this blog post is such a great tribute to a friend.

Brittany said...

No, no, no! I'm so sorry to read this. My beloved Piper was struck and killed by a car (on purpose, as he was in our driveway...) on my birthday eve when I was in high school. I am so saddened to hear about the loss of your friend!

Brenda said...

Oh Cassie, I am so so sorry. :(

Erin Jane - Erin Jane Designs said...

Oh, Cassie. My heart is breaking for you. Our dogs are our best friends, our babies, our never-ending entertainment. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a lucky pup that you found him and gave him such a special life while you could. Thinking of you.

white owl said...

What a beautiful little guy. So sad. At least he had a happy home with you, and you will have your memories of your dear little furry friend.

Clementine said...

Thank you so much, all of you, for your kind, sweet words. And the fact that so many of you can relate is both sad and heartening.

Lauren Haupt Estes said...

What a handsome fellow. It sounds like he fit a lot into a short life and that you provided a great home for him. I can't imagine what I'd do if I lost my dog - if there's anything you need or want please let me know. Will I see you tomorrow in NYC? Can I buy you a very large drink?

What Possessed Me said...

Cassie, I just read this (catching up after just returning from travels) and I'm so, so sorry. What an awful thing to happen to such a beautiful creature. I hope you're doing OK - thinking of you. xo

melissa loves said...

gah, this just guts me hunnie....I know I have said this already but, I am just so, so sorry. Your way of describing him is awesome though and what an awesome short life he had, loved by you. so, so sorry.....
xoxo
Melis

Clementine said...

Lauren, P., Melis -
thank you, my dears. I hope I can see you in person soon so I can force you to buy me a drink in which to drown my sorrows. I miss you guys. Thank you so much for your kind and sweet words.

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

He was so adorable! I am so sorry this happened. Sounds like he had a rough life that ended on a very high note living with you. <3