Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How Life Has Changed For Tucker


Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s only Wednesday but the week has been busy, making it feel much later in the week!

It’s no secret that I’m a new mom and that Sam is the biggest thing in my life right now. You may have been able to guess that by the abundance of “Sam” posts and pictures on this little blog. I’m sure that would be the same for any new Mom. There are just so many exciting things that are going on in our world. It’s a whole new experience for us and we are learning something new everyday.

The thing is, Sam and Ryan weren’t always the main dudes in my life. This little guy use to be pretty high on my pedestal as well!


My first “fur” baby, Tucker. Or Tucker Beans, as I affectionately call him. I bought Tucker when I was lonely and living out west in 2008. When I decided to travel home he joined me in my red Jeep for the drive across Canada.


For years he has been my closest companion (yes, not even Ryan) and we were never apart. To say that Tucker was a little bit of a spoiled pooch, would be an understatement.

Snowmobile trip 001

It’s not surprising that my Chihuahua isn’t the most friendly animal to strangers. This fact made me nervous about his transition into big brotherhood.

When we got home from the hospital, Tucker had gotten Sam some beautiful flowers! A sure sign of a friendly acquaintance? Not so much!


Tucker has been cautious of Sam since day 1. He hardly even gets close enough to take a sniff of him, let alone let Sam tough him. He actually seems a little scared of Sam. Any time we are sitting with Sam in our laps, he stays far, far away!


Sam on the other hand, LOVES Tuckers. If he is in the room, Tucker has Sam’s full attention. I can tell, whether our puppy likes it or not, someone will be trying to get close to him.

Trying to balance everything in life with a new baby is hard. That includes poor Tucker. We try to get out playing with him but truth is, it doesn’t happen every day. I can’t even remember the last time we gave Tucker a bath. We have been discussing our family Halloween costume and unfortunately, that doesn’t include Tuck.

Halloween 005

I always thought that my relationship with my fur baby would never change, despite a child. The lack of time and the work it takes to balance our new family dynamic, has put a strain on the attention our pup gets. He is still our responsibility and we are working on making sure he gets what he needs. Our hope is that one day Sam and Tucker will have a friendlier relationship. I always grew up with a dog in my life and I hope to give that experience to Sam as well.

Happy Wednesday!



  1. I feel the same way about our dog Bessie. My husband had her before we met and she's about 12 years old now. She doesn't mind Jeanette but she's old and mostly just wants to sleep in the sun all day. I always try to play with her after Jeanette goes to bed and I for sure need to make her an appointment to get groomed soon. Basset hounds get so smelly!

  2. I could have written this post. I was adamant about the fact that my feelings for my furry guy wouldn't change. And they haven't, but it is hard to give him the attention that he deserves. We do our best. Luckily, he loves Baby J, but now that Baby J loves him (and his tail) back, it's been a learning experience. Poor puppies! It is SO hard to juggle everything. It will get easier... I hope...

  3. I had no idea that you even had a dog! That's one of my major fears is how Harley is going to handle having a new baby come home. He has been around other babies/kids and is really good with them, but I worry about the attention part the most. Having family in town the first couple of weeks will be nice so they can walk him everyday still and then when I am recovered, I will be going on lots of walks with him and baby :)