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Dog Lover's Post (or to those with a heart!)

Not "Lucky" but Lucky's dog, Reba!

     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 (or two like me)!

    Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named 'Lucky.'  (It's true, some people actually name their pets after me :))  Lucky (the dog) 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.

Covered With 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.  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.

Your Best Friend!

Lucky :)

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Comment balloon 16 commentsLucky Lang • October 11 2007 06:30AM

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Great story for everyone. Another succesful cancer-free story. So gald to hear it.
Posted by Al Maxwell, Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams) almost 11 years ago

Al,

Have you ever had cancer?

I had Melanoma 4 years ago and have been Cancer-free ever since.  My mom had a radical Hysterectomy over 20 years ago from Ovarian Cancer and has been Cancer-free since then as well.  She had no Chemotherapy or Radiation!

Take care,

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) almost 11 years ago

Lucky - this post should come with a 'Kleenex Warning' for those of us that are big saps!  :)

Thanks for a wonderful story.  And congratulations on your continued good health.  You have much more to do in this life - it's not your time. 

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) almost 11 years ago
Wonderful story, Hope readers get the message......it's one day at a time, past memories are nice, projecting the future is worthless, but living in the day is what we should all be more conscious of. God Bless you.
Posted by Richard Dmochowski, ABR, CRS, e-Pro, SRES (ERA Hemlock Sales Agency) almost 11 years ago

Carol,

It truly is a great story with a wonderful life lesson!

Thanks,

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) almost 11 years ago

You made me cry, Lucky.  Best start my day could have had, too.  You get a five. 

And you know I grew up with a cat named Lucky!  Did I ever tell you he saved my life?   

Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) almost 11 years ago

Richard,

AMEN!!!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) almost 11 years ago

Lucky,

What a beautiful story! I had a dog just like Lucky (looked like him too) that was very intuitive to peoples feelings, they always make you feel better.

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Sarah,

You are still owed many more with as many times as you have stirred my soul!

Your writing is UNBELIEVABLE!

You'll have to tell us about that "Lucky" cat saving your life sometime. Do I hear a blog coming?

Thanks for stopping by!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) almost 11 years ago

Suzanne,

Talk about unconditional LOVE!!!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) almost 11 years ago
What a wonderful and touching story.  What an amazingly compassionate pup!  We can all learn a thing or two from Lucky the dog.
Posted by Nancy Brenner, Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent (Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc.) almost 11 years ago
This is a terrific story!Animals are the greatest thing...loyal to the end!
Posted by BLR Guy (BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc)) almost 11 years ago

Nancy,

That's for sure!  But, what about Lucky the Realtor?

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) almost 11 years ago

BLR Guy,

Yup!  No matter how many times we leave them home, forget to feed them (sorry, I actually did this once), don't take them on walks, etc., they are always there wagging away when you come home!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) almost 11 years ago
What a very sweet story.. thanks so much for sharing.  My mother swears her best companion during her recovery from breast cancer was her cat.... She says "its as if the cat knew I was sick and never left my side"
Posted by Desiree Daniels (RE/MAX Tri County) almost 11 years ago

Desiree,

They do have unbelievable instincts!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, SRES, Davenport, Iowa Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) almost 11 years ago

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