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Offline London_Pyr_Lover

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A Great Dog Story
« on: March 05, 2009, 08:21:50 am »
My mum got this in an email, I've no idea who wrote it, but I thought you'd all appreciate it.  :)

GREAT DOG STORY

      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?  He still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.     
    Remember....li ve every day to the fullest. Each minute is a blessing from God. 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.
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Re: A Great Dog Story
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 08:54:14 am »
That is a great story! Brings a tears to my eyes!
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Re: A Great Dog Story
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 08:55:06 am »
awwww....I started tearing up a bit...That's such a good story.