The Dogblog family sends out its heartfelt condolences to cyclist Tyler Hamilton, who lost his dog to cancer today. Tugboat, a yellow lab, was nine years old. Tyler commented that Tugboat was his child and his best friend, feelings with which I am intimately familiar. Until you meet again, may God hold Tugboat in the palm of His hand.
Hamilton will wear Tugboat's ID tag around his neck for the rest of the Tour.