Tucker came to join our family of two other Australian Shepherds (Molly and Quigley) and my husband and I, just over 10 years ago. From the moment we picked him up at 8 weeks I knew, when he sat in front of me and looked up in my eyes, that he was home. That little ball of fluff quickly grew into a big, strong athletic dog that competed in herding of sheep, ducks and cattle. He also competed in Obedience, Rally and Agility and we enjoyed many many successes. Throughout all of his competitive years he gave 110 percent of himself and did everything with a fierce enthusiasm. There was never any doubt he loved life as he knew it. But above all of that, he loved playing with his younger sister Tayla, chasing her until their tongues were hanging, catching frisbees and jumping in the pool. Tucker loved McDonald’s ice cream, he had an accurate to the minute tummy clock that made sure every meal was on time. He was my ever present shadow and he possessed an amazing ability to steal even a strangers heart. His big brown eyes would always rescue him from a scolding when he needed it. His gorgeous long coat caught the eye of everyone, especially in the conformation ring. Tucker loved being the center of attention and always held his head high in pride. He was always gentle when accepting his cookies.
My heart was shattered when we received the diagnosis of Nasal Carcinoma. We promised him, after everything he gave to us, we would not allow him to suffer even a day. It was the last gift we could give to him. Thanks to Home Pet Euthanasia Tucker passed peacefully in my arms at home with his family at his side. I still look for my shadow every day.
Mark and Tammy Pachura