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10 April 2017 - 8:50 pm
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Thank you Sally 🌞. It might be a bit of a trip for us to attend a pawty, we live in Alaska ☃ but thank you for inviting us.

I'm sure there will be more stories to come as we get to know Tuck.

But right now I have to go get the little stinker before he digs a hole deeper than himself 😳

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11 April 2017 - 12:55 am
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I am so happy for you, I literally have tears running down my face. What a treasure! What a lucky boy. Nice one, Boone heartheartheart

Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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11 April 2017 - 7:30 am
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OH I so much love foster fails!  Had a hunch as I was reading that was going to be where this story was heading lol.  I also love happy endings and it looks like this is also going to be that too!  Maybe that thunder I heard last night was Bad to the Bone Boone rolling on the floor laughing at the Bridge?  Yep pretty sure that was it!  Congratulations on your new handsome boy!

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11 April 2017 - 2:11 pm
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I totally missed this! and now I don't know whether to cry or laugh.

I'm so very sorry for your loss of Boone! I've been following his story (however much I was lurking) and am a big fan. He was a gorgeous sweet boy and we will all miss him.

That said, I love, love, love that he sent you Tuck. Reading Tuck's Tales I can hear Boone rolling on the Bridge laughing. You do have your hands full. and so very, very sorry about the screaming in the car - that's a tough one.

Looking forward to more pictures and Tuck's Tails/Tales!

Hugs!

Right rear leg amp 7/12/16 due to OSA. Metastatic lesion on her right front leg, January 2017. Joined the Winter Warriors January 19, 2017. Run free my sweet girl.

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11 April 2017 - 3:29 pm
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Thanks, Teri. Boone is greatly missed. His time with us was way too short but we were blessed to have him in our lives.

And I'm pretty sure he saw how much we were hurting when he sent Tuck our way. This little guy is a pistol and keeps us on our toes. He'll never be the power walker that I had with Boone, but he's spunky in other ways. He gets a serious case of the zoomies every night after our 2 mile walk and we really have to watch that he doesn't hurt himself leaping on and off the bed, couch and everything else.

The screaming in the car has gotten better and he actually goes willingly into his house crate when we go out. He's settling in, slowly but surely.

Thanks for the hugs - especially on a Tuesday. It was 4 weeks ago today that we said goodbye...

Jeanette, Angel Boone & Foster (Failure) Tuck

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21 April 2017 - 8:03 pm
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I thought I'd share a new blog post with a bittersweet video memory of Boone that popped up in my Facebook newsfeed. He loved spring.

http://badtothe.....out-boone/

Tuck is doing great. I know Boone had a paw or two in the timing of this little guy coming into our lives and is watching over us. I'm sure he's laughing heartily from the Bridge at the antics Tuck pulls every day.

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Jeanette, Angel Boone and Tuck

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22 April 2017 - 3:12 pm
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LOVED that post Jeanette, thank you for sharing it with us.

That's nice Tuck is fitting in and bringing smiles to your faces.. Boone definitely had a role in his arrival.

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23 April 2017 - 9:57 pm
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24 April 2017 - 5:56 pm
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Glad you gave the link....I almost missed that happy Boone boy showing rocks who be da' Boss! 🙂

Yep, Boone .ost certainly sent you Tuck. He knew you needed his help very badly to know what it felt like to @aigh again and to feel the fur of a dog who needed to be loved and to give love.

Looking forward to celebrating more of Boone a d his earthly sidekick Tuck! 🙂

Love and hugs

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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24 April 2017 - 6:18 pm
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benny55 said
Glad you gave the link....I almost missed that happy Boone boy showing rocks who be da' Boss! 🙂

Yep, Boone .ost certainly sent you Tuck. He knew you needed his help very badly to know what it felt like to @aigh again and to feel the fur of a dog who needed to be loved and to give love.

Looking forward to celebrating more of Boone a d his earthly sidekick Tuck! 🙂

Love and hugs

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!  

Boone's earthly sidekick...I love it! And here's another pic of Tuck..in his rough new life. This is how we wake up most mornings now. For a little guy he sure knows how to take up as much space as Boone used to 😉

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29 April 2017 - 8:40 pm
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Cleaning out my book closet today brought back memories of our first experience with a TriPawd. In all that's happened since December, I'd completely forgotten this...

http://badtothe.....from-1992/

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It's been a really tough day and I felt like this was the safest place to share...

Boone has been gone 7 weeks now and for some reason, all I can think about today are all the "what ifs." I know better than to beat myself up at this point - it won't change anything. I just miss the big, silly boy. sad

Tuck is doing great, though, and helps on the dark days. He's silly and sweet - and tiny compared to Boone. He sleeps on our bed most nights and we generally wake up with him wedged between us, sleeping on his back.

Hugs to all of you and your furkids

Jeanette, Angel Boone and Boone's Earthly Sidekick Tuck heart  

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I would imagine that this is a normal emotion to have....and I'm sure you are not alone in feeling this way. And you are right, this is exactly the right place to share anything about how you are feeling, happy or sad...totally a judgement-free zone.  I'm glad Tuck is there to help you heal.

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Yep, ditto Paula!!

Safe place...normal emotions.....and you sure aren't alone.

We use the phrase "early in recovery"'so , often in reference to the surgery recovery. Well you are still so very early in "recovery" in working your way through the fog of grief....and time is the only antidote.

Everyone will tell you the waves of sadness will hit you out of the blue years later. Mercifully, it doesn't happen that offen and it only consumes you briefly.

Your logical mind knows you did everything possible for Boone. And everyone here knows you did because we were by your side the whole time. The "questioning", the second guessing is part of the grief process that is a "burden" we all carry as we move further from the sadness. It takes a while, but those worthless emotions eventually fade further and further into the background.

And yes, that's exactly why Boone sent you Tuck. He wants you to feel happy again. Boone wants you to sleep like a pretzel again with a dog pushing you to the edge of the bed!

Thanks for letting us know how you're doing...And how that sweet Tuck is doing too!

Love and hugs

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Thank you, Paula and Sally. I remember going through these "grief smacking me out of nowhere" moments when I lost my Rotty back in 2001 to cancer, too. 

I think part of it this week is that we still don't have Boone back from the pet cremation facility. The vet who owns it has been very apologetic - rough winter for many apparently, and equipment break downs. I keep thinking once he's home I can really start to heal and have closure. We have a spot in our yard that I keep meaning to turn into an outdoor patio/flower garden area, so maybe this is the year I do it and can focus on making a stepping stone in Boone's memory to place there.

I appreciate you being here for me. heart

Hugs,

Jeanette, Angel Boone and Boone's Earthly Sidekick Tuck

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