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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-05-2008, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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A Great Dog Story

Received this in an email and just wanted to share. I'm guessing Lucky must to be a Hav BEWARE - TISSUE ALERT!!!

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 certain it would be 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 even more sad 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, she 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.

~Leslie

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Ah geez.....what a great story!

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I laughed, I cried, I want a Lucky of my own.




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What a precious story. He was putting all his most precious treasures in one place.

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So sweet! Thanks for sharing that Leslie!


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That was a tear jerker, Leslie! I love happy endings!

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Crying at the computer...great story Leslie.
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Sweet story. Thanks for sharing.


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I promised myself I wasn't going to cry when I read that, and I didn't -- till the end. Then all bets were off. Great story!

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That's beautiful!


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