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  • Heather A Hannam
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 7, 2008
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      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 w ay 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. 
       



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