OT A Dog Story Get out your Kleenex

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Empower, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Empower

    Empower New Member


    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, whined, and was 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

  2. Empower

    Empower New Member

    Your Rottie looks so sweet
  3. PepperGirl52

    PepperGirl52 New Member

    Our little furry creatures understand us the best sometimes, don't they??

    When I had my first back surgery, my little toy poodle would come and cuddle up, ever so gently, next to my back. It was like he KNEW that I needed that support and warmth!!

    He's gone to doggie heaven now, but I have a terri-poo who is just as sensitive, and even more attentive and protective! Gotta love those little guys!! THANKS! PG
  4. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    That is a beautiful story.

    Thank You so much for sharing.


    carolin
  5. RENA0909

    RENA0909 New Member

    That is such a sweet story!

    Rena
  6. rachel432

    rachel432 New Member

    it just goes to show how close we can become to our pets that a story like this moves so many of us.
    rachel