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Lucky Dog....

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Here is a story sent to me by a friend. He says he received as a 'Forward message', so some of you may already have seen it.

I like the tale and the message does inspire:

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! I have chosen to make Lucky a Border Collie because that is my breed. I have collies that have always worked and there is just something special about them!

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 cancer. Something told her she was going to die of this 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, he still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure. every day to the fullest. Each minute is a blessing. And never forget....the people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care for us.
If you see someone without a smile today give them one of yours!

Live simply.

Love seriously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

A small request
Please pass this story on, even if it is only to one more person, in memory of anyone you know that has been struck down by cancer or is still fighting their battle. I have some friends that I hope will see this message...they may not be battling cancer but their burden is just as heavy and their courage at times will need some attention!

Pass it on as intended!

Bring a smile today to those you love!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHESAKAT41 3/6/2013 4:01PM

    Such a beautiful story - brings tears to my eyes. I love the Border Collie and use to own two when I had a house. I now live in an apt and have two Kitties which suits me better in smaller surroundings. I am a huge animal lover and get all emotional when it comes to animals and anything about them. Thank you for posting this wonderful story for all to read. Blessings to you and yours...

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NASFKAB 3/6/2013 6:06AM

  thanks for posting great story

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JOSIE2013 3/6/2013 2:00AM

    Everyone should share their life with a four legged friend. :) Thanks for sharing.

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PATRICIA441 3/5/2013 5:39PM

    I have seen this story. Nothing like an animals love. Unconditionally and complete!

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CELLOPLAYER1 3/5/2013 5:12PM

    Great story.!

When I was going through my chemo our dog Murfy hardly left my side. We followed me back and forth to the bathroom sitting by my side. He also would curl up with me on the couch when we slept or curl up by my side on the floor. He was always in reach ready to have his ears scratched.


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    Great story

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MARTY728 3/5/2013 12:39PM


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AKATHLEEN54 3/5/2013 11:51AM

    I read this when you said anyone with a dog will like this story.... I ended up liking it because I have always had a dog but never one like I have now. He's a hand full but I love him to death. He is only a year old and full of mischief and energy. He is always chewing things up... mostly paper, plastic bottles, pieces of rope, etc. , which became a concern when he started "stealing" our belongings like socks, slippers, shoes, boots. The funny thing is when he "steals" from us he doesn't destroy our things. When something is missing, we usually just have to locate Gibby and when we find him we usually find our missing things snuggled under him as he sleeps soundly in his chair! Dogs are certainly amazing..... it's no wonder they are man's best friend and one of God's best creations!! Thanks for sharing that story emoticon

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SNUZSUZ 3/5/2013 9:59AM

what a great story, thank you!

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AWESOMECHELZ 3/5/2013 7:59AM

    When I read the story, I got goose bumps! What a wonderful tale. emoticon my friend. Prayed for you this morning. I hope everything went fine today with the chemo. emoticon emoticon emoticon Love, Chelsea

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SANDRALEET 3/5/2013 7:45AM

    That Dog loved more then most people emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon .

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CAT609 3/5/2013 7:37AM

    Thank you! This was a great story. My mom has cancer and I will get this story to her! emoticon

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EOWYN2424 3/5/2013 6:57AM

    cute story!

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JGRAY76 3/5/2013 6:31AM

    I LOVE this story. I have 2 yellow labs and we love them dearly. Thanks for sharing.

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