A GREAT DOG STORY -- zzzz zz zz
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
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
He still steals treasures and stashes them
in his toy box, but Mary remains his greatest
Remember... live every day to the fullest.
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 who care for us.
We have 5 cats and 1 dog. I'll post a couple of pictures and then try later to post another couple.
Calico Cat - Wooslie (15) - my DH's fave - he picked her out and named her at 3 days
Gray/White tuxedo kitten - Datner (5 months) - from a friend's litter
Solid Gray cat - Oxford (14) - born in GA and came home from the Oxford family reunion
Black Cat - Holly (8) - rescued by my stepson and DIL on Holly Springs Rd - we were going to look for a home for her
Dog - Sydney (10) - our granddog that we have permanent custody of - kids were determined to get a puppy before they got married when living in a brand new 3rd floor apartment - that didn't work so she's ours.
My husband's other "pet" - our 73 Plymouth Duster drag car. We LOVE drag racing. I fully plan to make a pass in my XLR the next time we go to the track.
I know what your talking about Linsue. I can't help but be on here. Kevin keeps threatening to find someone else to do my job, I work for Kevin and his brother. OOPs I think I highjacked this thread.I'm "trying" to stay away from this place so I get "it" together to get to FL.....but this Pet Thread is just drawing me back in. Luparello, I love how Datner has his paw on Wooslie, is he just trying to be buddies? That's the hard thing about going south in the winter, just can't have the pets I'd like to have. And whenever I read "The Rainbow Bridge" I just lose it. I'll have so many waiting for me....