Sunday, January 20, 2008

Heartbreak

This afternoon Mike called to let me know he was broken down in the middle of nowhere on Highway 39 east of Moose Jaw. About hour later he called again, completely distraught. He'd been in and out of the truck, trying to solve its problems, and after getting out the most recent time, hadn't latched the door properly. Tucker had jumped up on the seat and put his front feet on the window to watch Mike, and the door opened a little. Tucker jumped from the truck, and ran off into the field beside the road. Mike called and called, and went after him, but Tucker had disappeared.

Mike spent the next few hours in bitterly, bitterly cold temperatures trying to find him. It got dark, and with no power in the truck, and therefore no way to keep from freezing, he had to get a towtruck and go to a hotel in Regina. Other truckers stopped to help look for Tucker, and offered Mike the warmth of their truck cabs to help him warm up a little. The towtruck driver shone his spotlights along the roadsides. The RCMP and the Moose Jaw Humane Society know that Tucker is missing. He has identification.There is nothing else we can do.

Our efforts to provide a damaged little rescue dog some happiness may have cost Tucker his life. We are devastated and heartbroken, and tonight hold little hope of his safe return.

7 comments:

Ruth said...

Oh dear! What a worry. I hope against hope that things turn out well.

Cicero Sings said...

This is too sad. I do so hope he still turns up!

Anonymous said...

I'm very sad to hear about Tucker. I will be optimistic and hope that someone has found him and he will come back to you. RinV

Vic, the Cariboo Ponderer said...

I am so sorry to hear about Tucker. I hope he finds someone who will return him to you. You both must both feel terrible.

Karen & Mike said...

Thank you for the good wishes; there has been no sign of Tucker. Mike returned to look for him again this morning.

Cicero Sings said...

P.S. Also, kind of discouraging to hear that your brand new, super duper truck even broke down!

As for Tucker, I sure hope some kind soul takes him in. So sad to lose the little guy like that. All the wonderings and if onlys.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Tucker last night from Ted. Love to you both.