Life goes on

Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 by Travis Cody in

You may have guessed that last week's brief hiatus was because we wanted to focus on Mr Tucker during his last days, and take time to adjust to his absence.

Yeah...adjusting to his absence is going to take awhile.

It helps to have the NCAA Tournament to focus on this past weekend and over the next couple of weeks.  And Dancing with the Stars returns tonight.

DWTS returns tonight!

So life goes on.  The cycle of grief will proceed.  This spring and summer we'll be able to take off on a whim for an overnight adventure without worrying about who is going to look in on Mr Tucker for us.  In July we'll travel to Arizona to see the folks in their new place without concern over leaving him alone for a week.

My blog pal Jennifer from Dust Bunny Hostage had a reference on her blog to World Vets.  They provide aid for at risk animals around the world.  We made a donation in Mr Tucker's memory.

There will come a day some time in the future when we'll realize it's time to let a new little spook into our lives.  Or perhaps two little spooks.  It or they won't replace Mr Tucker.  You don't replace a loved one.

But you can fill the void.

Life goes on. 


  1. So sorry to hear about your Mr. Tucker. I hope that your hiatus left you with peaceful hearts. ♥

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hugs you two... big hugs...

  1. Travis, it does take a lot of time to get over it.

    Nice donation to World Vets in memory of Mr. Tucker.

    I hope you and Pam will heal in time.

  1. Well said. He will be remembered and pined for, but his spirit knows that life goes on as well.

  1. jennifer says:

    I'm so glad that I was able to help you honor Mr. Tucker as well as help Japan. You bless me Travis.

    Life does go on. When my Aunt Jackie died, grief had a grip on me pretty darn good. Just hearing laughter would make me think, "How is that possible? How can anyone laugh when Jackie is dead?" I think that was a pretty common experience since loss is a part of life.

    When the time is right, I'm sure you and Pam will welcome a new friend into your home. I look forward to reading all about it.

  1. Jeni says:

    So true, Travis. Nope, you can't replace him nor should you even try to do that. Just wouldn't be right, definitely not fair either to you or to the "replacement." But when you and Pam are ready -and only you two can determine when that will be -you can and I'm sure you will, find another cat that has its own ways, its own special features that will bring you to him/her and it will be somewhat the same with another cat but yet, special in other ways because each cat, as you are very well aware, just like people, brings their own little cuteness and quirks to the mix of a human/feline relationship. Until then, enjoy befriending others pets, relish a little time like that here and there and then somewhere along the way, you will find another one just like Mr. Tucker except different. The sameness being you will love that one just as you did Mr. Tucker -but yet, differently and it will all be good then again. Especially for that lucky kitty to find you and Pam as its caretakers.

  1. Jamie says:

    This group of celebrity dancers is the best we've had in years. Voting is going to be difficult right from the beginning.

    Big hugs to you both. You provided a wonderful home for your furry friend.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Life does go on but you will always have your memories of Mr Tucker. ((HUGS))

  1. Thanks again for the kind thoughts.

  1. JohnH985 says:

    After Basil, my dog before Buffy died I told myself I wasn't going to get another dog. But eventually I ended up getting another one and I'm glad I did.