Two Dogs with the Same Name  

TomEboy10 60M
357 posts
9/28/2005 7:05 am

Last Read:
3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Two Dogs with the Same Name


Found inside a Mom and Pop store on Oregon Ave near 5th Street in Philadelphia

Lost Dog.

Missing One Leg.
Blind in One eye.
Recently Castrated.
Answers to the name Lucky.

LUCKY

Mary and her husband Jim had a dog, 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 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...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 dog just drooped, whining and
miserable. But 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. Panic soon gave
way to laughter though when Mary realized the problem. She was covered,
literally blanketed in every treasure Lucky owned! While she had slept
the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement and back
bringing his beloved mistress 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 night.

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.

Live everyday to the fullest...because every day is a blessing from God!
He covers you with His treasures and His love!

Ultraviolet_69 63F

9/28/2005 11:23 pm

text/color] Lucky stole Mary from the clutches of the Grim Reaper. Thank you for this beautiful story.


rm_luke69iner 49M
3275 posts
9/29/2005 12:33 am

thanks for sharing the story


S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo
.
~Dante~


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