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Tucker Comforts The Bereaved


Last updated 5/30/2019 at 9:49am

In that aching place where loss knocks the lives of the bereaved out of the orbit of day-to-day life, Tucker, an 11-month-old grief dog, is there to meet those mourning with a good-natured smile and a calming presence.

"When he comes into the arrangement room, he knows it's time to work," said Cathleen Blanchard, the funeral director for Moore-Blanchard Funerals and Cremations on North Country Club Road in Brevard. "He follows us in, and the family pets him continually while answering the hard questions about their loved one."

Blanchard had wanted a dog, but had never connected having a d...

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