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Bad to the (TriPawd) Boone

Our unexpected journey with our bad dog bundle

Bad to the (TriPawd) Boone

6 Months…

September 15th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

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As crazy Tuck (Boone’s earthly sidekick) and I were walking in the fall colors yesterday, I realized it had been six months since Boone crossed the Bridge. I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t shed some tears missing that big, goofy boy, but I’m also laughing and smiling a lot more. And a lot of it has to do with the little big devil dog that Boone sent to us.

Boone’s signals and signs have become fewer, but the ones he sends are powerful. Like this huge rainbow that appeared low to the ground at the end of our road one afternoon in August. I’ve never seen one this close to ground, this close to our home before. It reminded me that he and Lexi are romping and loving life at the Bridge.

I think Boone had a very mischievous plan when he sent Tuck our way just two weeks after he passed. This little big dog has topped any and ALL bad dog things Boone EVER did! And you can bet Boone is just rolling with laughter at the Bridge. For example…

Tuck is pretty sure he’s a mountain goat. Or maybe a bird on his big perch.


And yes, that’s our antique chest/coffee table that Tuck is exploring. Notice my hubby isn’t doing anything to discourage Tuck (but then neither am I).

This was where Tuck ended up after squeezing his little body through the pet barrier in the back of my car. Which would have been fine except he learned how to shift the car from drive to neutral more than once on this trip!

Boone was notorious for trying to eat money. Well, he must have whispered to Tuck how great money tastes. I walked back to my home office to wrap things up for the day and discovered this along with $12 on the floor. Ummm..Tuck?! At first I had a good laugh because I thought it was my hubby’s that Tuck found on a counter. That is until I headed to a meeting the next morning, grabbed my purse and realized Boone’s earthly sidekick had unsnapped the pocket with the money and pulled it out. Sigh.

But then he switches from a little devil dog to an angel. How can you stay upset with this face?!


And my goodness did I have a good laugh when I walked past our bedroom door one morning and saw Tuck doing his best yoga pose.

Tuck also knows (just as Boone did) when it’s time for me to call it quits for the day.

I’m so grateful for the 7 years we had with Boone. And am doubly grateful that my hubby “just happened” to see the post on our local rescue group of a little black and tan dog needing an urgent foster just two weeks after Boone left us. This little big devil dog has completely stolen our hearts and reminded us that it’s ok to laugh and love again.

PS – we’re starting agility in October. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try and considering Tuck can leap from a sit straight up to his perch on the back of the couch, I think agility is going to come naturally to him. Now if I can get him to focus 😉

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10 Comments so far ↓

  • dobemom

    I love the Tuck pictures, and love that you are laughing again. It feels wonderful and sad sometimes, as we’re finding out with our won Tiny Devil – Grizzly. We miss Nitro like crazy, and like you, still shed tears over him. But this tiny white bundle that lives with us makes life worth living again….and I’m finally allowing myself to love again, and it’s a great feeling. Good luck in agility training – I can foresee some great posts coming our way. Hugs!

    Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro

  • jeanetteg

    Thank you, Paula. I shed some tears when I read that Nitro had crossed the Bridge. But I’m happy that you have a tiny devil to remind you that life eventually returns to a new normal.

    Oh, you can bet I’ll post agility pics. They’ll likely be the “here’s what NOT to do” kind ;-).

    Hugs to you and Grizzly.

  • tinsch

    Manni was kinda hoping for a moose-update! He’s been nagging me that he wants to see moose… maybe Boone can take him to seem some soon and together they can stalk them 😊 I rather like that picture.
    Tuck seems like the perfect imperfect dog actually. We’re all so much better off with a little mischief in our lives, don’t you think? 😊
    I am glad he’s helping you heal, Jeanette. And I, too, can’t wait to see agility pics …

    • jeanetteg

      I’d love to have a moose update! I think Tuck had a bad experience with a moose when he was foraging loose in the village where he came from. He comes absolutely unglued when he sees or smells one – just screams at the top of his lungs and there’s no consoling him. He reacts the same way when he sees/smells horses, too.

      Perfectly imperfect is the perfect description 🙂 I’m really eager to get him started in agility. I’ve been assured that our trainer is used to wild dogs 😉

      Thanks for stopping by.

  • benny55

    WOW! THE RAINBOW PHOTO!!!! Just WOW!!! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! And touching the grou d right in front of you…..DEFINITELY a great big hug and hello from BOONE!!!


    And Tuck has us all laughing here on earth as we read avout all his antics…….backed up by pictures as proof!!!

    OMD!!! Tuck is so delightfully entertaining!! What a character!! And definitely part Mountain Goat!!

    Those eyes are so expressive! Just beautiful! His he really as long legged as he looks in the photos?? And he has a beautiful shiny coat btw.

    And that comfy “yoga” position…….something we all aspire to!

    Ive had the best time reading a out Tuck and seeing these delightfully photos. I know he has me grinning ear to ear, so I can only imagine how
    much he makes you smile everyday!! And I can only imagine how happy he is to be loved. And all this makes BadToDaBoone happy!! 🙂 🙂

    Lots a d lots of love to all!

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

    • jeanetteg

      Thank you, Sally 🙂 Tuck is pretty entertaining. And as you can see, spoiled. I don’t think we’ve ever let a dog (literally) run over us like we do him.

      He photographs a lot bigger/taller than he actually is. He’s about half the size that Boone was, both in height and weight (hence his “little big dog” description). But he can really stretch those legs out!

      We’re still waiting on that little sister for him. Possibly around Christmas. Which would be appropriate as we adopted Boone December 26, 2009.

  • Michelle

    That is a beautiful sign from Boone. Boy Tuck is sure leading a great life and bringing smiles to you.
    Tuck is sure very entertaining. Good luck with the agility.

    Oh don’t feel bad Snickers has taken my wallet out of my purse multiple times and strung everything all over the place LOL.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

    • jeanetteg

      You have a Snickers? One of our first foster dogs (a long time ago) was named Snickers.

      Tuck is leading a pretty cozy life these days – we’re thankful for him, even on his really devilish days! 😉

  • juliedarling

    That is an amazing story! Boone surely sent Tuck your way! Love that he eats money just like Boone and that rainbow. YES!!!! Lost my boy about a year and a half ago. Just waiting for the right soul to come along and pick me. Your story made me laugh, smile and cry!

    Julie and Tripawd Spirit Buddy

    • jeanetteg

      Thank you, Julie. Boone most definiely had a paw in Tuck coming into our lives whenhe did. The day after Boone died I was so devastated that I told my hubby we wouldn’t bring another dog home for at least a year. But Boone had other plans! And we`re so glad he did. Tuck is such a character.

      I`m sure Buddy has just the right soul waiting to find you <3.

      Jeanette, Angel Boone & Devil Dog Tuck (aka Boone`s earthly sidekick)

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