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#1 Dez921714

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    Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:40 AM


    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...wh at 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

    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...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.
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    #2 Alyssa

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      Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:11 AM

      aaawww...i don't know if it is true or not but i want to believe it!

      #3 lucy106

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        Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:24 AM

        How incredible! Totally true or not I believe in the power of healing a dog can provide!

        #4 alex

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          Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:31 AM

          Wow, beautiful story!! I believe it because my parents dogs will bring you their 1 favourite toy when you're sick. Animals just know!!

          PS - this is the 2nd thing on BDW in about 5 minutes to make me cry!

          #5 TammyB

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            Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:35 AM

            I love stories like this..

            #6 Dez921714

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              Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:36 AM

              I don't know if it's true, but I could see it...just knowing how attached to me my Daisy is (if I go away for the weekend and leave her with FI, she gets mopey).

              We used to have a friend staying with us and she had a stuffed animal on her bed. I know Daisy and warned my friend to keep her door shut, well she didn't. But the funniest thing is that Daisy left her 24inch rawhide, which she LOVES, on my friends bed and took the stuffed animal. She did this THREE times in a row, twice in front of us. I guess she felt that if she left her favorite bone, it'd be ok? It was soooo cute and we still laugh about it.

              Oh, and in the long run, Daisy did get, and destroy, the teddy bear lol
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              #7 TammyB

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                Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:42 AM

                Dogs have such a great personality. I have told Dh before that I hope my younger dog will pass away before my older one, not because I want him to pass away, he's my baby boy.. But because he has such a stong bond with my older dog that I think he would end up killing himself if my older passed away first. He gets so depressed when DH takes our older dog to the store and my younger is left behind (he doesn't like car rides)

                My lil foster girl used to sleep with her favorite ball, it was like she was protecting it from the other dogs. :-) God I miss her..

                #8 ErinB


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                  Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:54 AM

                  Thanks! I'm a total mess now! I have cried at the last 3 posts I've read!

                  Morgan, we need a ferret, STAT!

                  #9 jajajaja

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                    Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:03 PM

                    Awww such a cute story. I can totally believe in it. My dogs always know when I'm sick or upset. While they don't bring me their toys (greedy little things) they always lay by my side and won't leave.
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                    #10 CarrieRN

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                      Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:12 PM

                      I had a cat that whenever I cried (and when I was with the guy that I was dating at the time, it was more frequent than I would have liked), she would immediately come sit with me, meow at me and give me love. Then she went deaf at some point...literally, not just deaf to my tears
                      Philip at 1 yr old. Go Steelers!
                      Soon I will get to post wedding pics, figure I should get some more Philip in first!


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