"Lucky Dog" - A short story with a big message.

A short story with a great message.

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 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….live 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. Leave the rest to God.
>
>

  • In memory of anyone you know that has been struck down by cancer or is
    > still fighting their battle*

Unknown Author
>

Sal xxxx

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