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.