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Thread: Lucky Dog

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    Super Member dvseals's Avatar
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    My sis sent this today thought I'd share with all of you. :)

    *Note* Have tissues handy

    Lucky Dog.....

    Anyone who has pets will really like this.
    You'll like it even if you don't and you may even decide you need one!

    Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named 'Lucky.'

    Lucky was a real character.
    Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they
    would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open
    because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy.
    Inevitably, someone would forget and something would come up missing.

    Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and there the
    treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's other favorite toys.
    Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular
    that his toys stay in the box.

    It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer.
    Something told her she was going to die of this disease....in fact;
    she was just sure it was fatal.

    She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders.
    The night before she was to go to the hospital she cuddled with Lucky.
    A thought struck her...what would happen to Lucky?

    Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim, he was Mary's dog
    through and through.
    If I die, Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought.
    He won't understand that I didn't want to leave him!
    The thought made her sadder than thinking of her own death.

    The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had
    anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks.
    Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully, but the little dog just
    drooped, whining and miserable.

    Finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When she arrived
    home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn't even make it up the steps to
    her bedroom.
    Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to nap.

    Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't come to her when she called.
    It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed.

    When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand what was wrong.
    She couldn't move her head and her body felt heavy and hot.
    But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary realized the problem.
    She was covered, literally blanketed, with every treasure Lucky owned!
    While she had slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the
    basement bringing his beloved mistress all his favorite things in life.

    He had covered her with his love.

    Mary forgot about dying.
    Instead she and Lucky began living again, walking further and further
    together every day. It's been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free.
    Lucky still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.

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    Super Member Celeste's Avatar
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    So SWEET!

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
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    That made me tear up...very touching story

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    Super Member MollieSue's Avatar
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    Made me tear up too. What a wonderful touching story!

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    Super Member Kyiav10's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    Williamsport Pennsylvania
    I read this before! And both times it made me cry. Dogs just give so much love it is too hard to not do the same.!!!

    Kyia :-)

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    Super Member Quilting Aggi's Avatar
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    Now I really want to get adopt my dog today!

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    :D :( :D :( :D :D :D :D :D :D

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