Looking for Tucker- found!!

No *real* post today.. I’m in a sad mood and have been in a bit of a funk.

No run this morning- I looked at my planner last night to see that I had an early appt so I quickly texted my friend to cancel

some other things

and my family’s dog, Tucker has been missing since this morning.


He’s a cinnamon lab and my parents got him the same year I got Bella. They grew up together and have been good buddies since they were puppies. He’s the reason why Bella is convinced she’s a lab.

He’s an amazing, amazing dog,

Me and tuck

and it’s going to storm tonightโ€ฆ I’m worried about him.

If you’re in the Tucson area, please keep your eyes open. Fingers crossed they find him or get a phone call soon <3


Edited to say: TUCKER HAS BEEN FOUND! As soon as this post went up, my friend Carrie found him. The power of social media is an amazing thing. Thank you so much for all of the kind wishes- he’ll be home safely tomorrow <3

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  1. Sana on August 21, 2012 at 12:05 am

    I hope Tucker comes home soon ๐Ÿ™

    • Fitnessista on August 21, 2012 at 12:06 am

      me too ๐Ÿ™

  2. Brittany on August 21, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Oh no Gina. I hope your family finds Tucker asap!

  3. Ali on August 21, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Oh no! You must be so worried! I am praying for Tucker tonight. I hope he is found safe and sound.

  4. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on August 21, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I’m thinking happy home-bound thoughts for Tucker!! <3

  5. Sonia the mexigarian on August 21, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I hope Tucker makes it home safe and sound. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  6. Kayla on August 21, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Oh no! I am praying Tucker finds his way home. They usually do; they’re smart creatures. Take care, girlie.

  7. Carrie Fette on August 21, 2012 at 12:16 am


    I posted on Facebook to you too, but just in case. Could this be him? I’m sorry to get your hopes up if not, but I saw your post and went to Craigslist and this guy was picked up today.

    • Fitnessista on August 21, 2012 at 12:24 am

      YOU ARE AMAZING. thank you!!! my brother checked out the link as soon as you put it up and was like: CARRIE FOUND TUCKER!!!

      • Jessica on August 21, 2012 at 12:25 am

        Glad to hear he is safe!!

    • Marty on August 21, 2012 at 12:26 am

      that totally looks like him! ๐Ÿ™‚ same color collar and all! i’ll be praying that it’s him and that he’ll be reunited with his family soon!

  8. Ashley on August 21, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Holy crap!! I just saw in the comments that commenter Carrie found him on CL. That is AMAZING!!! I cannot believe the blog world….wowowoww!

    • Fitnessista on August 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

      right?! my mind is blown right now.. and i’ll sleep so much better tonight knowing he’s ok!

  9. Julie on August 21, 2012 at 12:34 am

    What a relief! So glad to see he’s okay.

  10. Bella on August 21, 2012 at 12:41 am

    I can’t imagine how worried you were! I’m so glad that your friend was able to find Tucker and that he’s home safe and sound and out of the storm.

  11. Sarah on August 21, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Thank goodness Tucker is ok. The adorable face is too sweet!

  12. Nicole on August 21, 2012 at 2:30 am

    sucks for the funky day, but i guess they all can’t be good ones. ๐Ÿ™ . hope tomorrow’s better for ya!

  13. Sara on August 21, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Wow, I was all ready to get very worried and then I saw he is found! SO, SO pleased. Animals really are members of the family. If any of my crazies went missing, I’d be devasted.

  14. Jenny on August 21, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I am so glad you found him!! I have been missing my kitty who snuck out for over 3 weeks now! I am so worried!

  15. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance on August 21, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Happy to read the update! Phew!

  16. Lindsay @ prettylittleparadise on August 21, 2012 at 7:19 am

    I’m so glad your family’s pup was found!!!! that must have been so scary, I can’t even imagine!

  17. Suzanne on August 21, 2012 at 7:40 am

    I’m so happy Tucker was found! I can’t even imagine what your family was going through. Thank goodness it was shortlived. Yay, Carrie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on August 21, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Glad he’s safe!

  19. Elizabeth M. on August 21, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I seriously got to teary reading this!! I’m so happy he is home safe ๐Ÿ™‚ hope you get out if your funk today!

  20. Beks on August 21, 2012 at 9:16 am

    So glad he got home safe! He’s so pretty! Have a good day, Fitnessista!

  21. Kristi @ lifesprinkles.com on August 21, 2012 at 9:44 am

    so glad you found your buddy!! my cat escaped a few months ago and it was terrifying. luckily my neighbors found him and returned him safe and sound. I hope it helps lift your spirits!

  22. Kim on August 21, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Thank goodness he was found!!!! Not knowing where your pet is, just such a horrible sad feeling. I’m so happy that your friend found him.

  23. Cathy on August 21, 2012 at 10:04 am

    So happy you guys found him!!!

  24. Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life on August 21, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Ah! Thank goodness he was found!

  25. Lisa @ Jogging on Coffee on August 21, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I’m so glad Tucker was found!!

  26. Stacey on August 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I just got my baby chipped yesterday. She’s always with someone but you just never know.

  27. Irene on August 21, 2012 at 10:35 am

    So glad Tucker is safe! Here’s hoping we both shake our funks today!

  28. Kimberly on August 21, 2012 at 10:38 am

    So happy Tucker was found! I think the funk is going around. I have had it for a while now but try to fake it til I make it everyday. Take good care of yourself.

  29. Kelli on August 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Awww I was so nervous reading this until I saw he was found thank God! He’s adorable!

  30. Liz @ Southern Charm on August 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

    SO HAPPY he was found!!!

  31. Averie @ Averie Cooks on August 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

    So glad he’s okay and has been found. What a relief.

    Hugs to your family (and Tucker!)

  32. Georgia on August 21, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I can’t imagine how scary that was – glad to hear he’s coming home! What a sweetie, labs are amazing dogs.

  33. Sarabell on August 21, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Aw, I love the picture of you dancing with him! So glad you found him!!

  34. Jen on August 21, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I’m so glad you guys found Tucker! Between him being lost and this morning’s post on Meals and Miles about her family’s dog Scooby, my poor mascara can’t take any more today!

  35. Jess on August 21, 2012 at 11:25 am

    So glad everything worked out and he was found. Hopefully that made your day a lot better! Sending love your way, xoxo!

  36. Nicole on August 21, 2012 at 11:26 am

    So glad Tucker was found safe and sound – I know I would be a nervous wreck if my pup ran off. He is a big dog, like Tucker, and I thought I’d share the collar we bought for him a couple years ago: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/44586?feat=collar-SR0&page=personalized-web-collar Since he’s so big and is a super-wiggly-friendly guy, it’s very hard to read his little ID tag. Also, my mom was watching him for us once and accidentally clipped his leash into the little ring that holds the tags and they snapped right off and he shot off down the driveway. If he hadn’t come right back there would be no way for anyone to know who he belonged to. Not good! So now he wears a collar with his name and my cell phone number printed right on it (he is also microchipped). It’s very easy for others to read and gives me the peace of mind that if he were to go missing someone would be able to contact me.

  37. Jen on August 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Thank GOD Tucker is safe and sound!!

  38. Brittany on August 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

    some people hate social networking but I think that it can be really helpful when you need it!

  39. Teri on August 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I’m SO glad he was found!!! It’s very hard to have a pet go missing. Give him a big hug when you see him ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Ellie @ healthy belly ellie on August 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    YAYYYYYYYYYY! SO HAPPY HE IS FOUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wooooo

  41. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on August 21, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    So glad you found him!!

  42. Paige @ Your Trainer Paige on August 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I am SO SO SO glad you found him! ๐Ÿ™‚ My heart hurt for ya earlier ๐Ÿ™

  43. Sonia the Mexigarian on August 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Yay! I am so glad he was found and is coming home to the family safe and sound!

    Mircochipping is a safe bet, if he ever gets out collarless or loses his collar, the clinics can scan between his shoulder blades and his owner info would come up. It’s definetly worthwile.

  44. Stacy on August 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Thank goodness!! I lost my lab for 2 days and my husband and I drove streets the entire time before I found him late afternoon on the 2nd day. I was so happy to see him that I didn’t care about covering up my car seats. I just let him jump right in! Glad you found him!

  45. Jonathon's Fitness on August 21, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Holy cow! This is a great story. Cannot wait to share with my Social/Media nerds tomorrow at work. Glad Tucker is okay ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Suz on August 22, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Glad your pup was found and will be safely home!

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