March 26, 2022, we had to say goodbye to Tundra - one of the toughest things we will ever do.
On April 9, 2014, we saw a picture of Tundra on a Husky Rescue's Facebook page. In his short 7 months of life, he suffered neglect and abuse both physically and emotionally. We knew that we were about to lose our current Husky, so we promised Tundra that we would help each other heal. And heal we did! For almost 8 years Tundra thrived in the Randall Pack.
The past 8 years were packed with so much!!! Antics (who can forget the stuffed Koala Bear video), adventures (Maine, Boston, Milwaukee, Asheville, Finger Lakes to name a few), so many miles of running with his Dad (over 3,000 miles and 50 plus races which were his favorite), and countless miles of walking and hiking.
We would have given anything to halt the stomach cancer but there was nothing that could be done except to not let him suffer any more so Tundra gained his angel wings as our hearts shattered. But he definitely made an exit. About an hour after he was gone, a hail storm came through. Frozen Husky tears maybe? And then for three days, there were snow flurries and at least 8 snow squalls. Tundra making quite the earthly exit maybe?
Tundra will certainly be missed by so many, life won’t be the same and the rest of the pack will be lost without their silent, but firm leader. Tundra was the steady hand that our entire household needed.
We know that when he crossed the rainbow bridge, his best friend Simba (the original runner of the pack) was waiting there for him and gladly ran with him whenever he wanted to go.
Rest now our beautiful boy and know that we loved you like no other. You will never be forgotten and memories of your antics will always make us laugh and thoughts of you will always fill our hearts.
"I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance".
We wouldn't have missed that dance for anything and will forever feel blessed to have shared in his life.